maring ericEric Maring, known to his young students as “Mr. M”, is an early childhood music specialist, a performing songwriter with several recordings to his credit, a dance caller, and a multi-instrumentalist. He studied piano as a young child, marveling at the works of Scott Joplin. Later he pursued guitar and tabla studies, traveling to France, Spain and India to study with some of the great virtuosos on those instruments. He holds an M.Ed from University of Maryland and teaches music at four pre-schools in the D.C. area including the University of Maryland’s Center for Young Children, the National Archives, and for the Levine School of Music’s early-childhood outreach program. He also performs in festivals and elementary schools, teaches guitar and piano to young musicians, and teaches music classes for children and parents at his home studio in College Park, MD. Most importantly, he is the proud father of two sons – Leo and Julian, both budding musicians.

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