This blog is simply a way to share my music and art. The sheet music that I have arranged or created is free and I hope that you enjoy it. My art is on display but for more information on each piece or to purchase prints, please go to http://fineartamerica.com/artists/marianne+axman
Please use the links at the right to access the sheet music and to look at my artwork.
A little bit about me: I live in Idaho, USA with my husband and five children ages 10, 8, 7, 6, and 2 years (3 adopted and 2 biological). I am pretty busy with my family (I really enjoy being a stay-at-home mom), but on the side I enjoy playing the piano, writing music, working on my art, landscaping, reading, hiking, and anything that takes me outdoors.
I play the piano frequently as an accompanist for church choirs and soloists and I have taught piano lessons. I started to arrange and write music after being unable to find the sheet music for certain songs that I had heard, loved, and really wanted to play. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so you will find that a lot of my music is Christ centered and hopefully all of it, uplifting. I also really love to play the melody line in songs, which means that even in my songs with vocals, I usually keep the main melody with the piano.
I graduated with a Bachelors Degree from BYU-Idaho in Art Education in 2006. In high school and college, I mostly worked with pencil and charcoal but I have started painting and I really like it. I also really enjoy sculpture. I mostly do art for myself and family.