Mary Bue at piano with puppy

Mary Bue is a certified yoga instructor at the 500 hour level and a music teacher in beginner level piano,  guitar, and ukulele. 

Music Lessons

Mary teaches at a few different locales in Minneapolis and possibly could travel to YOU! Please inquire at contact form below!

Music Teacher Bio:

Mary Bue is performing musician and songwriter based in Minneapolis.  A creative spirit since a young child,  her mother bribed her to take piano lessons beginning in 4th grade which,  begrudgingly at the time,  blossomed into her true passion and she is currently recording her 8th full length studio album and has toured independently in almost every state! Mary loves teaching beginners and is down to earth,  patient, welcoming, and a bit silly.  While piano is her main instrument with guitar as a close second, she has studied (to varying degrees) piano,  guitar,  alto saxophone,  voice, harp,  ukulele, and has dabbled in drums and trumpet.  

Ms. Bue grew up in small town Princeton, Minnesota where she began her musical journey with her parents’ record collection (Beatles,  Bob Dylan,  The Supremes, Joni Mitchell),  Disney movies, and church choir. She eventually was accompanying church services as well as junior high and high school plays and choir concerts.  She moved to Duluth as a senior in high school to attend the University of MN – Duluth (post-secondary program) and received her B.A.S. Psychology.  Her first performance of original music was at age 17 at Amazing Grace Cafe in Duluth and she has gone on to perform thousands of gigs across the country. 

Mary also is a certified yoga instructor at the 500 hour level and opened Imbue Yoga Studio in Minneapolis in 2016.  She recently closed the studio to focus on songwriting,  recording,  touring, and teaching music.  However, she does incorporate some wonderful yoga tools of posture and deep breathing,  as well as offering techniques to care for wrists,  fingers,  shoulders, and low back which can all take a toll from hours of practicing instruments. Mary looks forward to practicing music with you or your child soon! 

Photo: Jason Kokal


Mary Bue is a registered yoga teacher (e-RYT 500), an indie musician, and a teacher in the Viniyoga tradition,  a breath-centered, flowing practice that believes in adapting postures to fit the whole person (not forcing a person to fit into a posture!).  Mary received her certification at Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, WA by Tracy Weber, (student of Gary Kraftsow,  student of T.K.V. Desikachar) and her 300 hour from Yoga Center Retreat (formerly Yoga Center of Minneapolis). 

She has pursued continuing yoga education in prenatal yoga,  yoga for anxiety & depression,  pranayama, and 30 hour certification in Trauma-informed Yoga with Firefly Yoga International. Mary was a teaching assistant for Whole Life Yoga’s ten month long, 200 hour teacher training in 2010 and has also assisted in WLY’s “Yoga for Healthy Backs” Series.  She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Transpersonal Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Mary has also received volunteer training in sexual assault victim advocacy from PAVSA and domestic violence victim support from DAIP. She founded and ran Imbue Yoga Studio in S. Mpls for nearly 3 years (closing Jan. 2018). 

As a wanderer-luster and experience junkie,  she has worked in many types of jobs: as a clinical research assistant in a prison & hospital,  an AIDS prevention outreach worker on the streets and harm reduction work in needle exchanges, as well as many hundreds of hours as a server,  bartender and barista. 

In her life as a musician Mary has toured in 40+ states,  released 7 albums,  been awarded four artist grants, enjoyed three Artist in Residence awards, and has served on the board and steering committee of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.   

Mary is an avid runner (10 half marathons and two full marathons),  nature lover and vegan.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking vegan food,  writing blogs, poetry and in journals,  painting cow portraits,  reading non-fiction and traveling. 

Contact me to find out more and book some lessons soon!