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Mary Cowden is a multi-instrumentalist who sings and plays flute, piano, and alto, tenor, and soprano saxophone. She started playing piano at the age of four and started playing saxophone at 13. Mary has taught private lessons for the last five years. She specializes in children aged 6-14 but welcomes students of all ages and abilities! Mary has also taught at numerous jazz camps, including The Hilton Head Jazz Camp and Killooleet Camp. She graduated from The New School in New York City with a dual degree in Psychology at The Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and Alto-saxophone Performance at the School of Jazz.

In addition to jazz, Mary writes, composes, and plays contemporary, singer-songwriter, indie, and fusion music. She has performed at The Newport Jazz Festival, The International Jazz Festival of Bern Switzerland, Amsterdam Blue Note, The Provincetown Theater, and Smalls Jazz Club. She is currently finishing her debut album, "Past These Walls."

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