MaryAnne Piccolo is the founder and curriculum designer for “Pop / Rock Performance.” She was recognized in 2020 by C-TIE with an honorable mention for the Innovation Teaching Award at MMC. MaryAnne holds an M.S. in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York. She was the recipient of the prestigious Bertram Epstein Award for excellence in educational research. She serves as a New York State certified theatre teacher and teaching artist for the New York City Department of Education. As a director and producer, she has brought live music productions to such NYC venues as Le Poisson Rouge, Duane Park, The Cutting Room, The Bowery Electric, The Delancey, Tammany Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, The Bitter End, The Boom-Boom Room, and Irving Plaza. As a performer her credits include US 1st National Tour - The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Productions, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, and various regional productions. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA).