Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Marcio started playing by ear and improvising on the piano at age four. He began his musical studies at age seven at the Centro de Educación Musical Moderna in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and popular music at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica.
Garcia holds a BM in Classical Piano Performance from the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver under the instruction of David Genova, one of Leonard Shure's pupils and a MM in Jazz Performance under Eric Gunnison (pianist with Carmen McRae, Roberta Gambarini).
Garcia has had the opportunity to study classical piano in Vienna, Austria as part of the Cherrington Global Scholars Study Abroad Program, attend the yearly Stanford Jazz Residency studying and performing with jazz icons such as Taylor Eigsti, Chick Corea, George Cables, Fred Hersch, Chucho Valdes, and perform at the 2016 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. He has also studied jazz arranging/composition with Dave Hanson and privately with Eldar Djangirov.