Mrs. Marla Wiley has taught students piano for over 27 years, in Boston, Cape Cod and presently at Beller's Music and at her home in Tolland. She studied piano for over 10 years and completed coursework to become the Certified Music Teacher at The Cornerstone Christian School in Manchester, where she taught Pre-K through High School students for 10 years.
She loves to teach all genres of music (classical, ragtime, jazz, pop, and folk), but her specialty is sacred music. Students learn music theory, notation, scales, playing by chords, and more. Her piano teaching business, GraceNotes Piano Instruction also provides workshops throughout the year on composition, piano mechanics & tuning, recording, etc.
The 50 Day Dash, designed by Mrs. Wiley, is a fun competitive program that challenges students to improve practice habits. Other music teachers are using the program as well, with great success. Mrs. Wiley feels it is very important and a great joy, for her students to share their music, so she holds two recitals a year and provides other opportunities throughout the community for her students to perform.