Meet Dr. M!
Anne Marie, affectionately known as Dr. M, enjoys playing drums, trumpet, and piano, as well as composing music and writing. She has authored two books, Whispers from Above and Reflections of the Heart and The Tapestry of My Life. Anne Marie has earned masters' degrees in music education and psychology and thrives on sharing a variety of musical experiences with people of all ages and backgrounds. During her twenty-nine-year tenure as a public-school musical specialist and classroom teacher, Anne Marie earned the title of "Teacher of the Year" in the North Providence School Department. Anne Marie has also served as an adjunct professor in a graduate program in organizational leadership, having earned a Phd. in this field. She is currently serving as a mentor in an executive mentorship program, advising graduate students who are studying organizational leadership. Despite being rather reserved and introverted by nature, Anne Marie's lifelong love for performing music continues to serve as a vibrant means of connecting with others on a deeply meaningful level. Since the early nineties, wherever she goes, Anne Marie has discovered drumming with others to be both therapeutic and cathartic. Anne Marie is thrilled to be a part of the profoundly talented, multi-faceted, and award-winning Providence Drum Troupe!
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