Maria is a professional singer, songwriter and communication coach.
She teaches vocal technique & interpretation at the University of the Arts - Codarts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
She has a Bachelor degree in Jazz Vocals, a Master degree in World Music Vocals and is a Certified Master Teacher in Estill Voice Training. She has recently finished her studies 'Nonviolent Communication" at the Ai-Opener Institute in the Netherlands and she is also a certification candidate for CNVC (Center for Nonviolent Communication) and expects to be a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) soon.
She is currently developing a mental training method for musicians based on Nonviolent Communication, working as a freelance communication trainer and Mental Coach for the Conscious Collective and is preparing for the recordings of a new album.
Certified Master Teacher in
EVT (CFP, Voiceprint, Anatomy, Internship)
Certificate of Figure Proficiency in Estill Voice Training
Nonviolent Communication - International Intensive Training - March 2016
Nonviolent Communication Training - Jaaropleiding Ai-opener Institute - 2015 / 2016
CNVC Certification Canditate / Nonviolent Communication - March 2016 - soon..
1st price “Prix du Port”, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Price for excellent musical talent of The University of the Arts, Codarts
“Award in recognition of outstanding musicianship”
Berklee in Umbria, Italy
(Berklee College of Music Summer Jazz Clinics)
1st price at the Artez Holland Casino Jazz Competition,
Nomination for the Music Matters Award, Rotterdam
Nomination for the MCN-up! Award for young talent.
Akademia Awards - Best Album Jazz / with Ara's Circle
(Lead Vocals, Songwriting)