Maria has been playing oboe for 12 years. She received her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Music from the Florida State University, where she studied with Dr. Eric Ohlsson. She currently performs with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and Meridian Symphony Orchestra. She taught students privately in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, while working on her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She recently moved to Birmingham, where she teaches students from her home. She loves playing the oboe, and hopes to inspire the same love of music and the oboe in her students!