MARTHA BLAKELY, NCTM, has performed
many solo and chamber music recitals in the USA,
Europe, and Africa, including appearances with the
North Miami Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Prince
George's Philharmonic Concert Series, the Virginia
Beach Community Orchestra Recital Series, the French
Embassy in Washington, D.C., the German-American
Institutes and America Houses throughout Germany, as
well as the U.S. Embassies in Europe and Africa. She
has also been heard over WGMS Radio in Washington,
D.C., and WSCL Radio in Salisbury, Maryland.
A winner of many Prince George's County Arts Council
Individual Artist Grants in Music, Ms. Blakely has
been described by the late Dr. Scott Huston,
Professor of Composition at the University of
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, as "one of
the finest pianists in the U.S. today; her technique
is solid, under such control that the most difficult
of works sounds as if it were just child's play."
The "Saarbrucken Zeitung" (Saarbrucken Newspaper in
Germany) reported that "this exceptionally delicate
pianist possessed an astonishingly energetic,
dynamic touch which was delightful to hear." A named
STEINWAY ARTIST, Martha Blakely studied as a
scholarship student under John Quincy Bass, Bela
Siki, and Richard Morris at the renowned University
of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where
she received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano
Performance and also performed graduate studies. She
has also studied piano under Thomas Schumacher, then
professor at the University of Maryland (now
professor at the Eastman School of Music); Thomas
Mastroianni, professor at The Catholic University of
America; and Helmut Hirshburger in Bonn, Germany. A
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Martha
Blakely is the ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE and Studio
Manager at Jordan Kitts Music School in Beltsville,
Maryland, where she has over 70 piano students.
Before coming to Jordan Kitts Music in 1990, Ms.
Blakely taught piano in Northern Virginia; Accra,
Ghana; Kinshasa, Zaire; and Bonn, Germany. Ms.
Blakely is a past Vice-President of the Maryland
State Music Teachers Association, a member of the
Music Teachers National Association and a Faculty
Member and adjudicator for the National Guild of
Piano Teachers. Martha Blakely resides in
Davidsonville, Maryland with her husband Milton
Iskow and their Teacup poodle, Cricket.
10762 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 595-2888 ext.1