Teaching piano is a huge joy for me
and I want to thank you for making this joy possible.

I am a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, England and have a B.A. in Music from Oregon State University.  I also hold a B.A. in English Literature from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.  I have over forty years of experience in teaching and performing. I am currently a member with the Oregon Music Teachers Association, the National Music Teachers Association, and

the Federated Music Clubs of America. During the academic years 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 I lived and taught in London, UK and was a member of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA).  Since October 2014 I am back in Oregon. I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).

Music-making helps develop healthy and confident individuals. ALMA MARIANOS
Learning to play the piano is a joyful discipline. ALMA MARIANOS
Come and join me in this joyful ride. ALMA MARIANOS

Testimonials

Patricia Stupfel


I have been asked to provide a letter of reference for Alma Marianos whom I have known for approximately 10 years. She has been my daughter’s piano teacher for 6 of the past 10 years and was the pianist for a community chorus in which I sang. Alma is a dedicated teacher who focuses on the joy of music while providing a structured, safe environment to explore piano. Alma is adept at “reading” her younger st...

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Tau Hernandez


It is truly an honor to author this letter of recommendation for Alma Marianos. Alma is an exceptional piano instructor of the rarest kind and I hold her in high esteem. I first met Alma ten years ago when my seven-year-old niece, Mae, was searching for piano instruction. Mae was encouraged to initiate this search and so she did, collecting names in the Salem area. Upon Mae’s request I set up our first mee...

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Cynthia Patrick


My grandson has had Alma Marianos as a piano teacher for over a year. He was 11 years old when he started and had no previous piano playing experience. She is a teacher that makes it fun, and lets the child know exactly what is expected. She praises and encourages, which makes him not want to disappoint her by not practicing. Since I have no music background I can't really speak to her teaching abili...

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