Linda Kazmarek was born in Crisfield, MD a small town on the Eastern Shore in MD. At the age of six she began taking piano lessons. It was not very long before Linda was helping out with the music in Sunday school and at the age of 12 began to play and direct the Children’s Choir for the church.
At age 15, she began to study and take organ lessons. At the age of 16, Linda because one of the organists for the worship services at her church and also continue to play for the youth and adult choirs. Linda’s musical responsibilities for school were quite extensive as she played for all of the choral and solo performances at the school as well as graduations and other school events.
Linda was also a member of a small band that performed for events in the community. Upon graduation from high school, Linda went on to study at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from the Peabody with a degree in Music Education, a major in piano and a minor in voice. Her studies also included Pedagogy. She taught in the Baltimore City Schools, community school programs, became the Organist choir director for a church and later taught piano privately.
Linda has a Masters Degree with studies from the Peabody, Towson and Morgan Universities. She has also studied at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; she is Nationally Certified in the Mayron Cole Piano Method and has taken numerous workshops with the Roland Corporation.
Linda has always been creative in arranging and composing music. In 1999, it because apparent to Linda that she needed to change some aspects of her musical career. At this time, she inquired about recording and producing a CD at Omega Recording Studios in Rockville, MD.
She went on to record and to produce that CD and has since recorded and produced six additional CDs. The most recent was released in October of 2008, which is “Awesome and Amazed”. In all of Linda’s CD’s there are original compositions or her own arrangements of other artists’ compositions.
Her music is contemporary classical but Christian and Inspirational. Linda’s CD's are available in many Christian Book Stores in MD, PA and Del. Her CD’s are also available on cdbaby.com and the Orchard. Some of her is available on ITunes and Rhapsody. She has been written up in CCM magazine, for the best new Christmas CD of 2003.
Her music can be heard on internet radio stations and also on WDAC, 94.5 in Lancaster, PA. Linda performs for Christian Book Stores, concerts, special events, banquets, weddings, receptions women’s events, coffee houses and “The Open Door Café” in Bel Air, MD. She is also the Minister of Music for a church and continues to give piano lessons in her home studio.
Many of her students have continued their music studies in college as well and have received their degrees in the field of music. Linda resides with her husband, Steve Kazmarek in their home in Nottingham, MD.
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