Maria Aquino

Maria A.

Stamford, CT
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ukulele is an extremely fun and rewarding instrument to study! During our lessons we will learn basic holding, strumming, tuning, technique and more, as well as note and chord positions. Within the first few lessons, You WILL be able to play your favorite songs.

About Maria A.

I am excited to share my love and knowledge of music with you!

I am currently an Elementary Music Teacher who holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education with a concentration in woodwind performance from SUNY Buffalo State. I am currently completing my Masters of Music in Music Education from Boston University. I have been studying flute for 20+ years. I have held the position of principal flute with SUNY Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra and SUNY Buffalo State Wind Ensemble.

I am available for All Instruments.

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Carter H.
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Maria is terrific! She was very patient with our 7 year old and provided him with excellent instruction.

Posted Feb 14, 2018
Jeff
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Awesome beginner lessons for my son. He loves it!

Posted Feb 13, 2018
John
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Excellent violin teacher!

Posted Feb 7, 2018
Kathryn
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Great flute teacher! Always brings new music to learn for every lesson. She really is dedicated to music and teaching!

Posted Jan 24, 2018
Veronica
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Great ukulele teacher! My daughter has so much fun at her ukulele lessons with Maria! She learned how to play many of her favorite songs and is always confident to perform them for her friends and family.

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Ahuva
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Great teacher!

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Linda F.
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My son has been taking beginning piano lessons with Maria for 3 years. She was always prompt in arriving on time with her lessons, never late. She was very pleasant and my son learned so much from her and improved greatly.

Posted Jun 4, 2015
Joseph M.
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Maria is a fantastic flute instructor for my daughter Amanda. She has been teaching her for 5 years and I have seen such growth and improvement in her sound. Maria has a beautiful playing tone on flute, which I now hear in Amanda's tone. She is very patient and clear with her instruction. Amanda comes home after every lesson excited to share what she has learned during her flute lesson with Maria that day.

Posted Jun 4, 2015

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Experience

Music Instructor
Jun 2019 - Present

School of Rock Greenwich

Instruct students in all rock instruments including Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Drums, and Vocals.

Piano & Flute Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Music and Arts

Teach private lessons on woodwind instruments.

Music Teacher
Jun 2015 - Jun 2019

New Jersey Public Schools

Teach General Music, Band, Choir, and Ukulele to Elementary students. All instruments, including voice.

Music Teacher
Aug 2015 - Jan 2016

Sweet Music Academy

Taught private music lessons to all instruments, as well as prepared students for recitals and auditions.

Music Teacher for Summer Camp
May 2014 - Aug 2014

DEA Music and Art Center

Taught group music class to ages 3-14, private piano lessons, private music theory lessons for summer camp session.

Music Director/ Lesson Teacher
Jan 2012 - Feb 2014

XCEL Leadership Center

Built and directed music program for church after school center focusing on group recorder and private piano lessons.

Education

Master of Music in Music Education
Sep 2020 - Present

Boston University

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015

SUNY Buffalo State

Certifications

Music Teaching Certification with Advanced Standing
Aug 2019

Connecticut Department of Education

SEI Instruction
Jan 2018

New Jersey Department of Education

Music Teaching Certification with Advanced Standing
Mar 2016

New Jersey Department of Education

Awards

AmeriCorps Peer Service Leader
May 2014

AmeriCorps

Affiliations

New Jersey Music Educators Association
Mar 2015
The mission of the New Jersey Music Educators Association is the advancement of music instruction in New Jersey's educational institutions at all levels that provide in-service and enrichment opportunities for practicing and retired teachers and prospective music educators, as well as sponsoring various festivals and all-state performing groups for K-12 students.
American Musicological Society
Jan 2015
The American Musicological Society is a membership-based musicological organization founded in 1934 to advance scholarly research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship; it grew out of a small contingent of the Music Teachers National Association and, more directly, the New York Musicological Society (1930-1934).
AmeriCorps
Jan 2015
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
Music Teachers National Association
Feb 2014
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
National Flute Association
May 2011
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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