Marion Miller began piano at four, was teaching at twelve, and entered the University of Western Ontario at 16, with her ARCT certificate, graduating with a Master’s degree in piano performance and the President’s Gold Medal for academic excellence. Canada Council Arts Grants subsequently enabled her to study in Paris with Marcel Ciampi. Other teachers included Cecile Genhart in Zurich and Ozan Marsh in Chautauqua.
She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Canada and the U.S., recorded several CBC programs with orchestras and chamber musicians, Long a member of Orchestra London, she has focused on chamber music in recent years.
She has taught in university, conservatory and festival settings. Currently she teaches a large number of private students ranging from young beginners to other piano teachers.
Always principally a classical artist, she has excelled in other genres as well. She put herself through university partly by playing professionally in a swing band, and over the years she has had a varied background in musical theatre. That breadth of experience has also made her a widely sought adjudicator, in recent years taking her to music festivals from Vancouver to Newfoundland.