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Marilynn Seits: News & Events

Congratulations to Julia, Jessica & Simran - March 25, 2014

Congratulations are in order to Simran Ruta who recently finished a run as Alice in a Westchester production of Alice in Wonderland; Julia Moser who was cast as Oliver in an upcoming production of Oliver and Jessica Fronda who is also in the cast of Oliver -- Congratulations to these girls who have been working hard learning lines and songs as well as studying the piano. 

Congratulations to Dillon Robinson…. - March 18, 2014

Congratulations to Dillon Robinson who recently placed very high in the All-NY State swimming tournament. In addition to being an expert at the breast stroke, Dillon has been working very hard on his piano lessons. Good work, Dillon!

New Piano/voice students... - March 1, 2014

Marilynn has some new voice/piano students who are interested in musical theater work and have been auditioning for parts. They include Simran Ruta, Eleshiva Elbaz and Jessica Fronda. The song of the year for all of my female students is "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen….

Idiomatic Expression Jazz Sextet... - June 14, 2013

The weekly jazz jam session has morphed into IDIOMATIC EXPRESSION and the group is available for concerts and private events. This is a jazz sextet featuring Mark Kleinman on trumpet, Rich Williams on alto, Marilynn Seits on piano, Gary Bruce on guitar, Christine Sotmary on bass and Brian Carter on drums. The set list includes jazz standards by Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell, Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis etc. 

The band is available to play for concerts and private events. Call Marilynn for more info. 

Weekly jams keep your jazz skills sharp... - May 16, 2013

I has been rehearsing weekly with trumpeter Mark Kleinman, bassist Christine Sotmary, guitarist Gary Bruce and alto saxophonist Rich & various drummers. We are basically going through tunes in the Real Jazz Book and some original tunes that I have brought in. It's lot of fun and a great way to keep your improvising and sight reading chops in good shape!

Organ Music for Church Services... - April 15, 2013

I play the organ for Sunday services at St Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester each week. I also sub for the regular organist at St Gabriel's Catholic Church several times a year and am available to sub for other services (except Sunday morning). I also sing or cantor the hymns and service music if needed.

Spring Teaching Schedule - April 5, 2013

This Spring I'm teaching piano 3 days a week at the Music School of Westchester and on 2 days I go to the homes of students who live in Scarsdale. Two mornings each week I teach music at Pre-K schools and I also have students who come to my home studio. I have a busy teaching schedule but can usually find time for extra lessons if someone needs them. Call me to schedule an appointment.

Music for Holiday Events & Programs - April 1, 2013

Marilynn is available to play the piano and sing for any upcoming events you may be planning for Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day etc. Call for rates and help with planning the music for your program. 1-347 427 6880.

Silver Spoons Music classes beginng 9/24/12 - February 1, 2013

Marilynn will be teaching weekly Music & Movement classes at Silver Spoons Pre-K in the Bronx. Fall classes start on 9/24/12 & run for 10 weeks. Spring classes start in February & run for 10 weeks.

Piano Music for Senior Centers - September 21, 2012

I play the piano and lead a sing along twice a month at My Second Home Senior Center in Mt. Kisco, NY. I also do special occasion dates at JASA Van Cortland, Riverdale Senior Center and Bronxville Ladies Club. I am available to do concerts and sing alongs at other senior centers depending on the day of the week and time of day. Call or email me for more information.

Church Music Schedule - September 21, 2012

I am the Church organist at St Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester, NY and play for services every Sunday at 10:00 AM. I am also available to sub on Saturday's and for services on other days of the week for both Roman Catholic and Episcopal services.

Fall Teaching Schedule - September 21, 2012

The Fall season is now in full swing -- I am teaching on Thursday mornings at Gan Miriam pre school (2's, 3's, 4's), on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at Music School of Westchester (ages 5 to 17), on Monday mornings at Silver Spoons Day Care (2's, 3's, 4's) and I also have several private piano & voice students ranging in age from 7 to 13. It's a busy schedule and I have limited time available for new students. However, if you're interested, you should email or call me and I put you on a wait list in case someone drops out or makes a change.

Music School of Westchester lessons begin on 9/10/12 - August 30, 2012

Marilynn will be teaching private piano lessons, group Music & Movement classes and an Introduction to Musical Instruments class. Classes begin on 9/10/12.

Gan Miriam Music classes start 9/6/12 - August 30, 2012

Marilynn will be teaching Music and Movement at the Gan Miriam Early Learning Center in Riverdale beginning September 6. There will be 3 weekly classes, 2's, 3's & 4's.

Summer is almost over! - August 20, 2012

Summer is almost over and school will starting again soon. Marilynn will be teaching private lessons 3 days (Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays) at the Music School of Westchester; four music classes at the Gan Miriam pre-school and one weekly Pre-K class in the Bronx. In addition, Marilynn will be teaching several piano & voice students in her home studio or at their homes.

Marilynn plays at the Uptown Cabaret... - May 1, 2012

In March, Marilynn as the accompanist for vocalists at "No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret", an open mic event held the second Monday of every month at Indian Road Cafe on West 218 St in Manhattan. This open mic features a high level of performances by Broadway and jazz vocalists and the original works of area composers and lyricists. The Uptown Cabaret is organized by Eric Vetter and has been hosted by Clara Barton Green.

Marilynn teaching at the Gan Miriam School... - October 1, 2011

In September, Marilynn began teaching a weekly Music & Movement class to children at the Gan Miriam School in the Riverdale Jewish Center. The children range in age from 3 to 5 and enjoy singing, dancing and playing rhythm instruments to a wide variety of songs.
During the Fall holidays, the children learned several new songs written especially for children by Lynn Nadel, a neighbor and friend of Marilynn's. The holiday songs included The Shofar is Blowing and Sitting in the Sukkah with you. Lynn has also written a song titled Hanukkah Latkes which will be performed at the annual Hanukkah party in December.

Lynn Nadel has begun recording her songs... - July 15, 2011

Lynn Nadel is a composition student of Marilynn's and has written several wonderful songs for children and adults. She recently recorded "Hopper" and "Happy Birthday Trees" in Marilynn's studio and plans to record several more in the coming months.

Summer classes begin at Westchester Music School - July 5, 2011

Marilynn began summer classes for her students. Some of them are spending time this summer learning how to do digital recording and editing in Garage Band while others are working on improv and jazz.

Returning piano student, Chana Raphael... - July 2, 2011

Chana Raphael has begun piano lessons after taking a year off. Her 5 yr. old brother Elie also started to take piano lessons.

Tom E. Evans records a CD... - June 1, 2011

Marilynn helped vocalist Tom E. Evans to record a CD of his favorite tunes from Broadway and old standards. Marilynn accompanied Tom on the piano and engineered the recording. The CD should be ready for release in August, 2011.

Marilynn teaching Music Together in Riverdale... - May 16, 2011

Marilynn began teaching Music Together classes at the Riverdale Jewish Center in May...these classes are part of Big Apple Music Together run by Pamela Beckerman.

Marillynn to play the organ at St. Peter's in Port Chester... - May 1, 2011

Marilynn will be playing the organ for the 10 AM service at St. Peter's Episcopal in Port Chester every week beginning in May.

Welcome to new student Lyla, 7 year old pianist - April 16, 2011

Lyla is a 7 year old with a fantastic musical ear. She started lessons in April and can already read music as well as play several songs by ear using chord progressions in one hand & melody in the other.

Welcome to new students Ava, Ryan & Shane... - April 2, 2011

Six year old Ava and her twin 5 year old brothers Ryan & Shane also started piano lessons in April.
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