Maria Sumareva

Maria S.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a classical pianist and pedagogue with over 14 years of teaching experience and a doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy.

I work with students of various ages and levels. Some of my primary goals as a teacher are to help students develop a deeper love and appreciation for music and music making, as well as a greater learning autonomy.

Depending on student's personal goals and progress, I will encourage participation in studio classes, recitals, competitions and/or other performance opportunities. I offer lessons in English, Russian, and Romanian.

About Maria S.

Maria holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Frost School of Music (University of Miami), as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from Rowan University and Indiana University - Bloomington.

She has been heard as a soloist and collaborative artist in Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Germany, Hungary, and the United States. Her solo and chamber music repertory reflects her versatile musical interests spanning from Baroque to newly composed works.

Maria has received numerous awards at national and international competitions in Europe and the United States. Winning the 2013 Graduate Presser Music Award at the University of Miami made possible her recording debut with “The 35 Keyboard Sonatinas by J.A. Benda” (the first recording of the complete set), released on Élan Recordings in 2015. She is the co-founder and current Chair of Board of Directors of Kaleidoscope MusArt, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting classical music as a comprehensive and dynamic art form by working with emerging artists and composers to present new, rarely-heard, and well-known works.


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Jacob Zacharias
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Extremely knowledgeable/talented and adjusts to your needs as a student. Really good teacher.

Posted Jan 24, 2020

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Applied Piano and Chamber Music Istructor
Jan 2020 - Present

Loyola University Chicago

Piano Faculty
Oct 2019 - Present

Northside Music Academy

Adjunct Piano Faculty
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Rowan University

Piano Faculty at Frost Preparatory Program
Aug 2011 - Dec 2017

Frost School of Music - University of Miami


D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016

Frost School of Music, University of Miami

M.M. in Piano Performance
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University-Bloomington

B.M. in Piano Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Rowan University


English, Russian, Romanian

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2019
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