Marlene Jackson – A. Mus., L. Mus., B Mus, BA (Mus), RMT
Piano, Brass, Saxophone, Rudiments
Box 15, 123 Paisley Ave.
Berwick NS B0P 1E0
Marlene is very proud of her 2 grown children, her daughter, a piano teacher in Ottawa with 2 children and her son, Andrew, a professional actor on stage and screen. Since graduating from Mt. A. and representing the university on concert tour as a pianist, Marlene has taught hundreds of piano students, as well as other instrumentalists, many of whom have gone on to professional music careers. Marlene taught high school bands and choirs both before her children were born and after they were grown. These groups won many golds in Music Festivals. In addition to her private teaching she continues to serve on many boards and volunteer groups.
1974 — Award for community service, including music in the Ottawa Valley
1984 — Education quality award for Innovative Curriculum Development in the classroom from The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union
1990 — Presidential Service Award in recognition of and appreciation for voluntary service and contribution to the musical culture of Canada award from The Canadian Registered Music Teachers Association
1998 — Nova Scotia Music Educators’ Association Honourary life membership “In recognition of her Outstanding Contribution to Music Education in Nova Scotia”
2002 — From the Annapolis Valley Music Festival an award “In recognition presented to Co-founders of the Kings County Music Festival Marlene Jackson & Hetty Jackson with sincere appreciation for your inspiration and dedication”.
2003 — Nova Scotia Band Association Life Membership “For outstanding service to the Nova Scotia Band Association”.
2005 — A book, titled “Notes from a Musical Garden”, written by Brenda Porter, a past student of Marlene’s, was written for NSMEA. This book lists ten pioneers of music in Nova Scotia. Marlene was one of the pioneers.