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I am a Venezuelan born pianist, with a Masters Degree from the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory, in Moscow. I had played as a soloist with all major Venezuelan Orchestras, and gave many solo and chamber music recitals in Venezuela, Bolivia, Estonia, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Philadelphia.

I started my teaching career in Venezuela 20 years ago, at various Conservatories and music schools in Caracas, successfully preparing students for national piano competitions. I then moved to the USA, to join the staff of the Nelly Berman School of Music.

Currently, I teach independently at my private studio in Wayne, PA, teaching students of all ages. My students had won prizes and medals in competitions like Golden Key Festival, National League of Performing Arts, Tricounty Youth Competition, Kenneth Square Competition, and scholarships for the Advanced Studies program at Settlement Music School, which led them to perform at prestigious venues like the Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Performing Arts Center at West Chester University, or the Kimmel Center, in Philadelphia.

My approach to teaching is holistic, I believe that from the very beginning is important to develop not only the student's ability to play the right keys with the right dynamics and tempos, but also the understanding of the character of the piece, the different nuances of the sound and the proper technique to obtain these nuances, in other words, to listen careful to what they play and immerse into the composer's world.

I also believe that performance opportunities are very important for music students, so I offer at least two studio recitals every year, and I encourage my students to perform in festivals, competitions, and other events.

I am currently accepting new students, if interested in a free of charge first appointment, please call or email me.

 
Studio Location
45 Walker Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087
 
Phone
(610) 618-0627
 
 
Website
pianoteachers.com/mariabucco