Mary Grant Piano Studio

Mary Foster Grant is the youngest of five musical sisters, raised in a household where Bach was king. She began her formal piano studies with Vicky Hoffman at age 9, and by age 11 she had won her first competition. Various awards and honors followed in subsequent years as she went on to study with the extraordinary Michiko Morita Miyamoto. In addition to her classical training she grew up with a love of traditional music and dance. While dancing Greek syrtos or singing traditional Balkan songs with her sisters, she developed the rich sense of rhythm, harmony and melody that colors her interpretation of her beloved classical repertoire today. Mary continues to perform regularly, playing both solo and chamber music.

Since opening her piano studio in 1995 Mary has been involved with many projects in support of teachers and students throughout Kitsap County adnd Washington State. A member of the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), she served more than ten years on the board of the Kitsap Chapter and co-founded the Kitsap Young Musicians Festival. She is a charter member of both the West Sound Chapter of WSMTA and the Bainbridge Community Piano Association, and currently serves as Treasurer for the Washington State Music Teachers Association. Mary maintains professional certification as a teacher of music through both WSMTA and MTNA.