The Adventures of Fredi and Her Lily Pad Band is about Fredi, a sax-playing frog, who finds that she has a broken reed on her instrument’s mouthpiece and seeks out her band members one by one to learn how sound and vibration work in each of their instruments. Read more...

The accompanying activity book, Connecting the Dots with Fredi allows students to connect the featured instruments from the book and the flags of their home nations. Read more...

My latest CD is Diggin' The Day a collection of 14 original compositions that explores rhythms of Latn and SOul Jazz and features Sheryl Bailey, James Zollar, Carla Cook, Norman Pors, Carlo De Rosa, Daniel Sadownick, Tomas Ulrich and others. Read more...

Welcome to the offical website of saxophonsist, composer, arranger and educator Marsha Heydt

“A woodwind expert who plays the reeds with a touch of class, Marsha Heydt delivers an electrifying performance…”
Ed Blanco - Ejazznews, WDNA Miami Radio

Based in New York City for over 18 years saxophonist, leader, composer and educator Marsha Heydt incorporates elements of Latin, Funk, Jazz, and Rock into her music which includes two solo CDs, One Night and her second and current CD of all originals, Diggin’ the Day. Heydt is widely heard on the radio and performs regularly in and around the New York City.

In addition to being a in-demand multi-instrumentalist Marsha is a music teacher with over 20 years experience with an expertise in composition, transcription and jazz arrangements. She holds a Masters in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music. She has taught at such institutions as The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Hunter College, Harlem School of the Arts and The Manhattan School of Music.

Marsha teaches all ages from beginners to advanced students privately on saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder and piano. She studied privately with Tim Price, John Blake, Larry McKenna, Jim Pugh, John Stubblefield, Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmie Amadie.

Marsha is the author of the children's books The Adventures of Fredi and Her Lily Pad Band and the companion activity book Connecting the Dots with Fredi.

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