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"Mary is an exceptional teacher. She is very knowledgeable and extremely good at imparting her knowledge to her students. Furthermore, she is extremely dedicated to her students and generous with her time. She is kind, compassionate, patient, and has the ability to bring out the very best in her students. I believe her gift for teaching is unparalleled. "


"Mary has been an inspiration to me; she has a passion for music, teaching and life. She is generous with her time and dedicated to her students. She always goes above and beyond in everything she does. She is an amazing person and is always full of insight about music and life. Although I am studying in Toronto, Mary continues to make time to give me lessons, tips and suggestions, she has made me the musician that I am today."

"I would recommend Mary to students interested in learning harp because her patience is outstanding. Mary is a very sweet woman who cares a lot about her students and their success in harp as well as in their lives."

"I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me over the past eight years. You have truly inspired me and opened up the world of music to me in a way that no one else ever has. Your love for music and teaching is clear. Thank you for all of the extra time you have given your students (i.e. marking theory, arranging and organizing the OYHE). I have been saddened over the past year thinking that this might have been my last year with you. But I think I might do as you suggest and keep my lever harp with me (at McGill) I would love to continue with my lessons (when I am home). Thank you for teaching me to love music. Love, Kenzie"

"Mary makes music so much fun. She tells us the history behind the song, uses imagery and creativity. There's always a story behind the music. She helps me make a piece my own."


"Mary is a great teacher. She encourages her students to do their best and work hard. I really enjoyed playing in the OHYE and being part of the team."

"I like taking harp lessons with Mary because she is passionate about music, tells great stories and makes me believe I can do anything. She lets me sing and play the harp which I really like to do. She also writes song for me and makes my lessons fun. I think Mary Muckle is the best harp teacher in the world!"

"I would recommend Mary because she is patient, kind, considerate and generous and that is what students need. I like Mary because she makes me realize that I can do things I thought I couldn't."


"I love that Mary is very patient and kind. She does not get frustrated easily, if she does at all. She is very understanding and can play the harp beautifully."


You were always such a devoted, caring and patient teacher, and knowing you were there to support me made a huge difference in my life. It’s because of you that I’ve been able to explore so many different areas of music and I plan to pursue as many of them as possible. I can’t imagine not having a harp in my hands, and this feeling will carry on for the rest of my life. You taught me so much – how to play technically as well as with feeling, how to bring a piece to life, and how to make it my own – but above all you taught me how important it was to enjoy playing, and how to express that joy to others.”