Music (K-2), Math (K)
Margie Austria is an accomplished music specialist bringing more than twenty-five years of teaching experience and expertise to Pinewood School. 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. One of her most memorable experiences was attending master classes conducted by the great American conductor, Mr. Robert Shaw. During her teaching career, Margie has also worked with gifted children as well as children with special needs. Ms. Austria holds a B.S. in Music Education (minor in piano and voice) from the University of the Philippines.