Piano + Composition
Todd Marston has pursued a diverse musical career ever since his days playing in punk bands, jazz combos and classical recitals as a teenager. His love of music has guided him to receive a piano performance education at Berklee College of Music, tour nationally as a sideman with singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell and indie folk rock band The Grownup Noise and perform extensively in Asia with the Sam Hooper Band and Mike Null’s Soulcasters.
However, Todd’s main passion has always been composing and songwriting. One of his original projects, a Boston-based instrumental quartet called Choose to Find, released their 2nd album titled Songs Without Words in 2012, drawing on influences ranging from post rock to minimalist classical music. Todd’s composition, Above Water (featured on Songs Without Words) recently won 5th place in the 2013 Indie International Songwriting Contest.
In his studies, Todd worked under the tutelage of notable pianists Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Banacos, George Colligan and Lisa Marsh. He holds a Masters Degree with a focus in Musicians’ Wellness from Portland State University. As a teacher, Todd focuses on working with the student on a practical and energetic level, always gearing lessons towards facilitating the advancement of the student to the next step in their musical journey.