Marina Albero

Marina A.

Seattle, WA

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Marina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1997

I am a musician from Barcelona, Spain who has been teaching and playing music for more than 20 years.
I started my studies in classical piano and percussion in Barcelona and Girona's conservatories finishing my degree in Cuba in 1997 at the Instituto Superior de Arte in La Havana.
At age 14 I began to take jazz piano lessons and jazz drums. At the same time I got my first hammered dulcimer and learned by myself how to play it applying my percussion and piano skills.
I;ve taught in several music schools and workshops in Spain and US such as: Taller de Musics (Barcelona, Spain), Oriol Martorell (Barcelona), Seattle Conservatory, Seattle Waldorf School, Potomac Music Festival (Shepherdstown, WV), Hammered Dulcimer Rendez-vous (Sandy, OR), Dusty Strings (Seattle, WA).. and many private lessons.
I also compose music and lead my band Marina A Project which has been invited to play at festivals and platforms like: Ballard Jazz Walk, Earshot, KNKX..

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Experience

Pianist
Sep 2015 - Present
School

Piano Chair
Sep 2014 - Present
Theater

Musician
Jul 1979 - Present
Own Business

Always playing music as a freelance and band leader since I was born in a musicians family.

Improvisation on the piano
Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Institut Llongueres (Barcelona)

Improvisation on the keyboard for master degree students of Dalcroze pedagogy.

Piano for singers
Sep 2003 - Jun 2008
Centre Artistic Agnes Miralbell (Barcelona)

Practical piano for modern singers. Reading, comprehending and playing chords in different grooves and styles.

Jazz Piano teacher
Sep 2000 - Sep 2002
Taller de Musics (Barcelona)

Education

Classical Piano
Feb 1995 - Jun 1997
Intituto Superior de Arte
Percussion
Sep 1994 - Sep 1996
Conservatori Superior de Musica (Barcelona, Spain)
Modern Music and improvisation
Sep 1992 - Feb 1995
Taller de Musica
Music Theory
Sep 1988 - Feb 1995
Conservatori Isaac Albeniz

Languages

spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Classical Piano Performance advanced performing studies
Jun 1997
Instituto Superior de Arte

With the great cuban professor Ms. Teresita Junco

Classical Piano performance
Jun 1997
Conservatori Isaac Albeniz

Jazz Piano
May 1996
INCANOP (Barcelona, SPAIN)

Awards

Young Talents
Apr 2004
Belgian Department of Culture

Photos & Videos

Live at KNKX Marina Albero Quintet,  
Hans Teuber, Evan Flory-Barnes, D'Vonne Lewis, Jeff Busch
Kids Show about Bach's music in Barcelona's Auditorium (2008-2016)

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Marina's original composition Persia with Grammy nominee and Latin Grammy awarded Chano Dominguez.
Photo by Marina A.

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Playing Piano, vibes, keytar and hammered dulcimer at Teatro Zinzanni, Seattle, since September 2014

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Clinic about my approach to improvisation applying classical, jazz, flamenco and latin music. Edmonds, 2016

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2 Reviews

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Jane Langill Mar 8, 2017
Piano · In studio

Brilliant musician and amazing teacher.

Court Feb 22, 2017
Piano · In studio

I asked Marina to help me understand how she is able to lift her playing above the constraints of the chord changes, while still maintaining the integrity of the composition. She had better answers than any teacher I've asked that question of. We worked on the concepts she shared together, and she gave me exercises I have been working with to integrate the new knowledge. I highly recommend lessons with her!

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