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About Maria R
Maria is a Professional Flautist. She finished her Bachelor’s Degree in jazz at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music, where she studied flute with some of the countries’ top jazz and classical flautists including Gareth Lockrane, Ian Clarke, Stan Sulzmann and more.
Maria is experienced in both jazz and classical music and she gigs regularly with various bands. She also has a few of her own projects including a jazz duo ‘Maria & James’ and a fusion sextet ‘Topoľana’ where she combines her musical heritage (Slovak folk music) with jazz. Maria is a regular flute deputy for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and has performed in some of the countries best music venues including Ronnie Scott’s, Kings place, The Spice of Life and more.
About Maria’s Teaching
Maria has been teaching Flute, Jazz Improvisation and Music Theory for over 4 years: private tuition for both children and adults, group improvisation lessons and music workshops.
Maria's main goal in her teaching is for the pupil to enjoy music and to continue to grow through the playing of their instrument - both as a musician and as a person.
Maria’s approach is always suited to the needs of her pupil and with her experience with different styles and aspects of music, the topics she covers with her students may include:
repertoire (classical & jazz)
how to practise effectively
composition / arranging / songwriting
music softwares (Sibelius, Logic Pro X)
active music listening & transcription
Classical, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Folk and more.
Maria teaches all levels, from beginners to advanced. No matter what your level is, Maria will suit the lesson topics to your needs and interests.