Information About Maria - Barnsbury teacher
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*Online lessons are also available. All ages and levels are welcome. Professional artists and singers are welcome*
I am an artist, a singer-songwriter, a vocal coach, and a music teacher based in London. I balance my lessons with my career as a singer-songwriter, top-liner, and session vocalist. I Write songs and sing for other artists, DJs, sync placements, and events.
I am a highly organised, energetic, and motivated professional music teacher with solid experience teaching students 1-1 and group lessons. I work with beginner, intermediate, and advanced students as well as professional artists, singers, and professionals in the entertainment industry. I have worked with the international artist Cher, coaching her to sing 'Chiquitita' with the right Spanish pronunciation, singing backing vocals, and writing alternative lyrics for the song. I have also taught Anu Badmus (former Nala at The Lion King The Musical), Valentina Pinault (Salma Hayek's daughter)
For more than ten years, I have been teaching music, vocals, songwriting, piano, and music theory privately and in different primary and secondary schools, private music schools, and studios. I have led choirs, musical theatre workshops, songwriting workshops, and masterclasses and worked with a team of music teachers delivering purposeful band lessons for children, teenagers, and young adults.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best by providing high-quality music education opportunities. I have proven to be an innovative and enthusiastic teacher who is always trying to learn new approaches to guiding students in their learning, so they can reach their full potential. I have always wanted to be that person that will help them, teach them, and have a positive impact on their lives. I strongly believe that music has the power to help and change lives — to enhance the social, cultural, and spiritual lives of people and serve as a medium of personal expression for everyone from all backgrounds.
I have performed around Spain, the UK, and the USA and have worked with many artists, DJs and producers like the 5 Grammy winner producer Nacho Molino, Jeff Retro, Pink Panda, Mark Taylor (Kylie Minogue and Enrique Iglesias's producer and songwriter) and Pete Maher (U2, The Rolling Stones and Katy Perry's mixing engineer).
My teaching career started when she was 10 years old (yes, it is true) as a dancing teacher for children from 4 to 18 years old. I did it because I loved teaching and making choreographies. Later on, I became a professional singing, piano and music theory teacher.
My songs and performances are filled with my characteristic personality and a calling for happiness, love, and empowerment. Artists such as Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Dua Lipa Beyonce, and Sia are a few of her inspirations.
I am fully qualified with a Bachelor in Music (BA Creative Musicianship) from The London College of Music (BIMM London/ University of West London). As I have always wanted to gain a broad knowledge about different styles, genres, and approaches of music and performing arts, I studied two years of the professional grade of Jazz at Aula Músics (Liceu de Barcelona), I did a professional musical theatre course in Acción-Escena (Madrid) and I studied lyrical singing, music theory and sight-reading at Tarragona’s Conservatoire. I have also taken Voice Craft, Jazz improvisation, SLS Technique, music production, sight-reading, music theory, and piano lessons to broaden my knowledge. I have also studied for a Graduate Degree in Journalism (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain). Thanks to my studies and training, I am confident teaching different genres and styles.
During all these years, I have taught piano, singing, songwriting, production (Logic Pro X), and music theory to children, teenagers and adults. I have taught face-to-face and online lessons to individuals as well as groups. I have also led bands, choirs, and music/musical theatre workshops and have prepared my clients for auditions. concerts, recordings, and examinations.
Since 2009, I have worked as a music teacher and a vocal coach at my studio, different first-class music schools, recording studios and primary and secondary schools. I have taught piano, singing, Spanish, songwriting, production (Logic Pro X) and music theory to children, teenagers and adults. I have taught face-to-face and online lessons to individuals as well as groups. I have also led bands, choirs, and music/musical theatre workshops. I have prepared students for auditions. concerts, recordings and examinations (Rock School, ABRSM, etc.)
As an artist and session vocalist, I have worked with world-renowned artists and producers like the winner of 5 Grammys Nacho Molino, Mark Taylor (Enrique Iglesias and Kyle Minogue's producer), Pete Maher (Katy Perry's master engineer) and Marco Dalla Villa (known because of his hit 'La Francesita'). As a topliner, singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, I work on different projects with other songwriters and producers on a daily basis.
I started touring professionally as a session vocalist at the age of 16. I have not only performed in legendary venues such as O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Proud Camden, and Cargo, but I have also performed in Spain, Japan, and the United States (Los Angeles, Chicago and New York). As a lyric translator and Spanish pronunciation coach, I translate the lyrics of other artists' songs into Spanish for them and teach them how to sing the Spanish lyrics with a correct pronunciation without compromising on their performance and singing emotion.
From 2017 until 2020 I was lucky enough to lead musical workshops and concerts at The Chelsea & Westminster and St. Mary's Hospitals entertaining children & and patients of the high dependency units.
I am a caring, supportive, and enthusiastic team-oriented professional who is committed to the education, safeguarding, and promotion of pupils. Possessing confidence and creativity as well as communication and time management skills. I have the ability to encourage my students to achieve their potential learning and enjoy at the same time. I have the ability and expertise to help you develop your vocal ability, performance skills, songwriting, music theory, self-confidence and stage presence.
I deliver outstanding vocal lessons for all levels and ages and I make sure the students learn the correct technique in order to sing without putting their health at risk. I teach my students to know exactly what they are doing anatomically in order to sing using different voice qualities. I teach them how to control their vocal instrument and improve their singing. I also work on their stage performance and breathing technique. I have taught professional singers and students with vocal pathologies that have been positively influenced by my vocal training. I have worked with many students and take pleasure in seeing them fulfill their potential, regardless of their starting ability. I have worked with all ability groups enabling my students to strive and be motivated to do their best.
"It was definitely hardcore. Maria is a great teacher. She was adorable, a young singer from Spain. She was tough! When it was good, we'd 5-fived! Never worked so hard" - Cher
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Additional Languages: Catalan, English (British), Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- West London University (2017) - Creative Musicianship vocals (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Accion Escena (2013) - Musical theatre professional course (College) (✔ On File)
- Estill Voice International (2012) - Voice Craft level 1 (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Aula Liceu de Barcelona (2009) - 2nd medium grade in jazz studies (Other) (✔ On File)