Mary Gardner

Mary Gardner

Mary Gardner received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Performance from Ithaca College. In 2010, she completed her Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Connecticut. Mary has also studied at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School in London, and at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

As a performer, Mary has received acclaim for her fluency in a wide variety of styles on several different instruments. She has performed throughout the area and has appeared on stage at such notable venues as Carnegie Hall Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and the Goodspeed Opera House. Her passion for diverse genres of music has put her on stage with the West Point Brass and Emmy Award winners Lillias White and Sarah Jessica Parker.

In addition to her career as a performing artist, Mary is the Education Development Coordinator for Swan Percussion. She is a faculty member at the Connecticut Academy of Irish music, and also teaches beginning band and is Director of Percussion Studies in Westport, Connecticut.