musical journey in northern New Jersey with piano lessons at the age of seven and by age 14 was teaching piano to children in her
elementary school band director recognized her
talent and encouraged her
to learn clarinet, saxophone and eventually, the bassoon which she
plays professionally with orchestras such as the NC Symphony
, Long Bay Symphony and many chamber groups.
Before moving to NC in May 2012 she
played with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (CT) for twenty-three years and toured/performed with Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, The Three Irish Tenors, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Hamlisch and many others.
In addition to her
bassoon career, Ms. Martens
has always continued studying and teaching piano.
has experience teaching traditional, Suzuki and the Diamond Piano Methods.
She has worked as an early childhood music educator, a piano accompanist for school choral concerts and performed as a pianist in nursing homes.
Cyndy received a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music and a Master of Music in performance from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.