My name is Maria, I am the second oldest of four, and I live in Washington State!! My friends describe me as creative, sweet, talented, and ambitious. My family would agree, but they might also say I can be very funny, a thinker and someone who loves a good conversations. I’m passionate about JESUS, my piano and teaching, photography, my cowgirl boots, flip flops, writing, Chai Lattes, and of course, my family. Most weekends you’ll find me at my piano playing around with a new tune, photographing almost anything or editing photos, and snuggling up with ice cream and my family.
Music is an inspiring language, created by God, that can be used to effectively connect, bless, and serve others. I am dedicated to help my students see how extremely gratifying it is when they study music, put forth great effort in playing, and take advantage of the unique opportunities to delight the listener. My goal for these aspiring pianists is to help them grow in the many aspects of music, enhance their technical skills, and nurture their maturity as a person. I delight in the moments when my students grasp what they are learning, embrace being challenged, and thrive during lessons. ”Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” ~Martin Luther
Maria has studied music for 9 years and the last 4 years have been dedicated to her advanced studies with Chris Rogers, at Rogers Piano Studio. Her studies include classical music, sacred/hymn prov, composition, accompaniment, theory, music history, and Maria recently completed the Teacher/Mentorship Program through Chris. Maria has participated in competitions, festivals, adjudications, masterclasses, and workshops. She actively plays for her church as their pianist, the local retirement centers, weddings, graduations, and accompanies the group, Joyful Sound, on occasion. She is a member of the Olympia Music Teachers Association, State and National Music Teachers Association.