After graduating from Spring Arbor University with a B.A. in Violin performance, Marjie received her Suzuki teacher training at Blue Lake fine arts camp, Suzuki Royal Oak, and the Pennsylvania Suzuki institute. She has also studied the Dalcroze method of teaching at Lucy Moses School, and Suzuki Early Childhood education at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
Before settling in New York, Marjie taught elementary music at Center School Abington, and served on the teaching faculty at Columbia College community music school in Chicago, the Chicago Suzuki Orff School, and The Evan Thomas Institute in Philadelphia. She also maintained a private studio of violin, viola, piano and ukulele students in Philadelphia. Marjie currently lives in Brooklyn and also teaches at The Brooklyn Conservatory, Brooklyn College school of preparatory arts, and Silver Music in Manhattan.