Marion Shuster’s Learn to sing Website
Marion Shuster has more than 30 years professional experience as a singer, teacher, conductor, composer and producer of concerts and shows. On Marion’s website, Learn2sing.org, she offers both private and group singing lessons, as well as a ‘Singing Circle’ group.
Marion is also a director of a local mixed choir and started the Greenstede Singers, an all female choir, based in East Grinstead.
Marion Shuster’s official website MarionShuster.com
Here you will find a detailed Musical timeline of Marion’s musical and singing career as well as contact details and related sites.
Musical Background of Marion Shuster
Marion Shuster was born to a musical family, both her parents being fine singers and her father a self-taught violinist. ‘I learnt my sight reading skills in a little white-washed Methodist chapel, tucked away in a field beside a farmhouse, singing alto to my father’s tenor………’.
Marion had her first singing lessons at a young age and later studied singing privately in London. She also studied piano to Grade 8 and violin to Grade 6.
At university she studied Music and Art History at Girton College, Cambridge, appearing frequently as a soloist in concerts and opera performances.
After university she performed as a soloist, Marion Mason, in recitals and choral and musical society concerts in London and across the UK.
In the 80’s has began her career as a part-time Music teacher at Greenfields School, Forest Row, Sussex where she taught children from pre-school to ‘A’ level standard. She wrote and directed the music for many school plays and took part in festivals and concerts with the Greenfields School choir locally and across the United Kingdom.
In 1990, private teaching became her main activity, which has continued up to the present day, with many successful pupils to her credit, now working as professional musicians. She teaches singing, music theatre and piano and coaches on theory, GCSE music and does regular sight singing workshops for beginners.
Along with a group of determined artists, Marion Shuster set up the annual Saint Hill International Arts Festival with the aim of helping artists achieve their potential and take a positive role in society.
She became the musical director of mixed voice local choir, Choirpower in 1996. Since that time, the choir has performed over 80 concerts across South East England. As well as performing as singer and soloist.
In 2009 Marion set up a new ladies choir – the Greenstede Singers – with a mixed classical and popular repertoire, still performing locally in concerts and festivals.
Marion Shuster gained her Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music diploma with distinction in 2011.
She has been a regular contributor to the East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival with her pupils and choirs.
Currently, Marion teaches and coaches privately to diploma level and organizes regular concerts with her two choirs, Singing Circle and students. She still enjoys solo work and is in increasing demand as an accompanist.
Quote by Marion Shuster
“Music is a tremendously direct, emotive form of aesthetic communication, and the human voice expresses perhaps the most moving and intimate music we have. Most of my students are surprised to find that they can sing far better than they suspected. It is a great pleasure to bring this potential forward into performance.” – Marion Shuster 2014