Marie M. Loeffler

Solo Handbell Artist

Marie M. Loeffler

has been involved in the performing arts all her life – as a dancer, choreographer, studio owner,

arts administrator and now as a solo handbell artist, workshop leader, and performance coach.
Performing as an accomplished soloist, she rings full concerts, in worship and memorial services,
at conferences and special events, and for a variety of community organizations.

Combining her professional dance training with her love of handbells,

Marie has developed her signature style described as Music in Motion. 
The musical foundation of her graceful style is the solid technique learned from the master teachers
of the Handbell Musicians of America. Her coaches include: Christine D. Anderson, Sue Garten,

Nancy Hascall, Sueda Luttrell, Michael Kastner, and Kevin McChesney.


Her popular workshops on a variety of technique and performance topics coupled with
her compelling presentation style make her a frequently requested instructor for
local and regional handbell festivals as well as individual choirs, and aspiring solo ringers.


Marie has rung in numerous festival and touring choirs – most notably in one of the choirs

representing the United States at the 2006 International Handbell Symposium in Brisbane, Australia.
  She is one of the few people in the country to perform Belldances
a unique combination of movement and bells using four-in-hand technique


In the summer of 2011, Marie was selected to be a member of one of the Dream Teams

at the National Solo and Ensemble Event in Colorado Springs
where she also served as an assistant faculty member.


In her home of Orlando, Florida, Marie rings bass bells with the Wesley Ringers under the direction

of William Shortal, is the founding director and an active ringer with JuBELLation Handbell Ensemble,
and is frequently seen ringing as a substitute is area groups.
 Marie is an active member of handbell Musicians of America, a featured writer for the Guild’s
national magazine Overtones and serves on the Executive Board of Directors for Area 4.


In addition to her handbell ringing credits, Marie holds a degree in Behavioral Sciences

and is a Certified Life Purpose and Career Coach working with a national organization
and in her own company to teach leadership, communication, and presentation skills.  

Marie brings her grace as a dancer to the handbell table, creating musical presentations

to delight both eyes and ears.  She is a skillful entertainer and teacher.”

 ~ Christine D. Anderson, handbell soloist,

Composer, Clinician, Conductor, Coach

Artist-in-Residence, The Master’s College