Mariela Shaker

Mariela S.

Monmouth, IL
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Mariela delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 6+ and special needs

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Mariela Shaker is an award winning violinist and humanitarian. An experienced violin teacher since 2008.
Mariela is a violin professor at Monmouth College. Her method is to develop a personal voice and expression to her students and motivate them to give their best potential.

Mariela has appeared as a concert violinist performing solo with the Mesopotamian Symphony Orchestra in California Theater. She gave her debut recital at the Kennedy Center on June 20, 2015. Mariela has been named as Champion of Change for World Refugee by President Obama and was honored at the White House in 2015. On the same year, she played for members of the U.S. Legislature. Some engagements in 2016 include an invitation by Cate Blanchett for a performance in London and a performance for the first Scottish Minister at Beyond Borders International Festival in Scotland and Queen Rania of Jordan. In 2017 Mariela was appointed UNHCR High Profile Supporter and in 2018 she received the first-ever Anne Frank Promisekeeper Award and Venues Award Inspirational woman.

Mariela has recently performed and spoken at the White House, Brooking Institute, Pentagon Conference, United Nations, Arab American Institute, Emirates Airline Literature Festival, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Asfari and Saied Foundations, Harvard University, MIT, Points of Light, International Rescue Committee, Aspen Ideas Festival, Lincoln Center, UNHCR, CARE, King’s College Chapel (Cambridge), The Barbican Center (London), Beyond Boarder International Festival (Scotland), Hong Kong, Netherlands, Geneva, Malaysia, UAE and many others.

Mariela received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Monmouth College for her Bachelor’s degree. Prior to just graduating from Monmouth College, Mariela received an honor for excellence in music performance. From 2013 to 2015, she served as concertmaster for the Monmouth College Chamber Orchestra. Mariela has also been awarded a full-tuition academic scholarship to study for her Master’s in Music Performance at DePaul University and graduated in 2017.

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Violin Faculty
Sep 2018 - Present
Monmouth College


Master of Violin Performance
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
DePaul University
Bachelor of Music Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Monmouth College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Inspirational Woman International 2018
Dec 2018
Venus Award
One Young World Peace Ambassador
Oct 2018
One Young World
First Ever Anne Frank Promise Keeper Award
Jun 2018
Anne Frank Organization
UNHCR High Profile Supporter
Jun 2017
UNHCR, United Nations Agency for Refugees
Points of Light Ambassador
Mar 2016
Points of Light
White House Champion of Change
Jun 2015
Former President Obama

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Performing at Global Citizen

A Theme from Schindler's List
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