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Marianne Krystmas taught music in the North County of San Diego area for many years.  She is a product of Michigan State University.  Ms. Krystmas has done graduate work at Wayne State University in Michigan as well as graduate work in Europe at University of Innsbruck and the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria.  She has also attended the prestigious Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Russia,  the Conservatory of Paris, Paris France and The Royal School of Music in London.  Ms. Krystmas also studied composition under Samuel Adler,  the chairman of the Composition Department of the Eastman School of Music.

Ms. Krystmas specializes in teaching piano beginning through advanced studies,  theatrical and Broadway-style singing, woodwinds including Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Oboe and English horn.  Other programs available are music theory. music history, ear training and composition.    She emphasizes the importance of developing a broad music background for all her  students.   Ms. Krystmas has seen her efforts bear fruit in the success for her students:  two of her recent graduates have moved on to attend Juilliard.   An another student has received her first Emmy.  She attributes her success to her passion for music.

Ms. Krystmas served as Miss East Detroit,  Miss Michigan.  She has served as President of the North County Referrals for three years and is currently serving on the  NCR board.  She has two grown children and three grandchildren.  In her spare moments she enjoys walking,  hiking and still entertains at special events and private parties.