How I Met "Music with Marnie"
There are many wonderful people in my life who have come along just at the right moment and make all the difference. Marnie Grey is one of those people. She was a client of mine who was coming to me for bad headaches. I would work on her neck to release the trigger points which I hoped would relieve her pain. She was a friendly, happy person who didn’t complain about her life much at all. The one big thorn in her side was that she hated her job. She worked as a receptionist for a newspaper company. Her job was to field the complaints that came in. If you knew Marnie you would know that she is far too sensitive for a job like that. I think that was the main source of her headaches and one day told her what I thought. Deep down I think she knew it all along.
One day she arrived for her massage and announced that she had quit her job! I was so happy for her. It took a lot of courage to do that especially because she didn’t have any other job lined up. She was trusting her gut and knew she had to take the pluge. That very day my babysitter told me that she could no longer take care of my 2 preschool aged girls. She was looking for more full-time work. I mentioned this to Marnie and she said, “I’ll take care of your kids!” I was in a real pinch as most of you who parents can imagine. Childcare was difficult to come by then as it is now. I thought it was a great idea. She started caring for my girls the next week. They loved her immediately. She would take them on outings, bake cookies, and play with them all day. For my birthday one year she even took photos of the girls doing all these fun things with her and made a booklet for me.
She was a total natural with children and the time spent with my kids prepelled her into her next, and current career. She took the Early Childhood Education degree and now runs music classes and performs for children. “Music with Marnie” is really quite famous in Vancouver with waitlists for most of her classes.
She was there for me when I needed her and she found her calling at the same time. It is so wonderful to know Marnie and to be a part of her success.
Marnie and her Rock n’ Roll Band, work as a team to captivate their audiences and deliver stimulating, high-energy performances that involve children mentally, physically and emotionally. The lively and interactive performances promote audience participation through music and movement, imitation and sing–a-longs. Marnie’s interaction with her ‘’characters’’ (i.e. Mumbu the Monkey) creates a dynamic and theatrical environment that’s guaranteed to enthrall the crowd and keep them wanting more. Marnie and her Band have performed to raving SOLD OUT crowds at many festivals and theatres across Canada and continue to develop a huge fan base and mosh pit wherever they go!
Marnie will be holding a concert at Kits Community Center on Jan 17th. This would be a perfect holiday gift for your whole family! Soma will be holding a contest with a chance to win 4 tickets to her show, a CD, and a stuffed Monkey! To enter take a look at our Facebook page and make sure to LIKE and SHARE the contest post. And don’t forget to LIKE our page in the mean time!