Midcoast School Of Music offers personalized lesson plans and one-on-one instruction with some of the finest musicians in New England, focusing on mechanics, theory, and performance. Below, you’ll see the instructors available for woodwind lessons and have a chance to learn more about them. For more information regarding available lesson times at our Portland campus, please click on the "Contact" button.
Anthony Marro graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Anthony’s major instrument was clarinet, with piano as his minor. His principal teacher on clarinet was Thomas Parchman, the principal clarinet for the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Anthony has also studied clarinet, saxophone and flute with Joe LaFlamme, Rick Gordon and Bob Carabia. In college, Anthony was principal clarinet in both the University Concert Band and University Wind Ensemble, while also playing lead alto saxophone in the University Jazz Ensemble. Over the years, he has performed with the following world-class musicians and groups: The Temptations, Barry Manilow, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Jerry Bergonzi and Harry Allen. Anthony has also performed with musicians and groups in the Portland area: Retrospecticus, Port City Jazz, Wavelength, Tony Boffa Band, Don Doane Sextet, Terry White Big Band, and the Al Corey Big Band. Currently, Anthony lives in Westbrook, ME and is the director of instrumental music at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. He directs a concert band, jazz band, jazz combo, pep band, rock ensemble and teaches courses in beginning piano, music theory, AP music theory, jazz improvisation and film scoring.
Jen has been a woodwind instructor at the Midcoast School of Music since 2011. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2015 with a degree in Music Education and concentration instrument of saxophone. She was hired right out of college by the Gorham School department, and has since worked as a general music teacher for grades K-5 as well as a beginning band teacher for 5th grade. Jen currently teaches lesson on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and beginner piano.