Marcia grew up playing piano duets with her sister. She has accompanied singers, choirs, and instrumentalists all her life.
Marcia accompanying Joan in Los Angeles, circa 1979
Joan’s comment was that even though I was not
a professional pianist, I was an excellent accompanist as I was very good at following the singer.
Marcia accompanying Tom and Joanie in Clearwater, 2017
Even though Tom and Joanie can and do sing to tracks,
they prefer a live accompanist who can follow them, instead of them following tracks!