Margie Austria is an accomplished music specialist bringing more than twenty-five years of teaching experience and expertise to Pinewood School. Ms. Austria holds a B.S. in Music Education (minor in piano and voice) from the University of the Philippines. She has taught at prominent early-childhood schools in the Philippines and has been a music specialist/teacher at schools in Hong Kong and Singapore. A proficient piano player and accompanist, Ms. Austria shares this gift with her students on a daily basis. In addition to being a pianist, she is also an outstanding vocalist. She was a member and soloist with the Philippine Madrigal Singers when they swept European choral competitions in 1989. She has performed at three World Expos and joined innumerable international concert tours including performances at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and the Vatican.
With Margie, the world is a big, wide place full of wonderful things to explore and she enjoys learning new things at every turn. She loves sharing this great passion for learning with her students. Margie is intent on building confidence as well as knowledge, team work, fun and creativity among her students in music both on-campus and online. Other than music, her life involves a lot of family, friends, and dogs.