Title: Instructor of Guitar.
Skill Level: Beginner to Professionals, Ages 6 and up
Harrisburg Community College, Music Music Marketing and Audio Engineering - Music Technology; Performance Certificate from Duquesne University Guitar and Bass School.
Maria Wilson started her amazing musical journey in her hometown Brooklyn, New York in 1977. Her lifelong dream was to become a professional guitarist and percussionist and she has followed this passion for the past thirty five years. Maria is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College where she earned both a Music Industry/ Marketing Diploma and Audio / Music Technology Diploma. She is a graduate of Duquesne University Guitar and Bass School where she earned a performance certificate. She has studied privately for years with Marcia Englar-Millersville /Peabody Conservatory/ Troy King -Towson University and seven guitar /bass professors at Duquesne University. She is a six-time scholarship winner from numerous guitar companies including Martin , Fender and GSFA-Pittsburgh. During her musical career, she has toured and opened for such rock legends Roger McGuinn, Michael McDonald and John Sebastian. Maria was accorded a publishing deal with RDSD Publishing where her original music compositions have been featured on a national and international levels. Maria's music has been featured on NPR - WHYY affiliate in Philadelphia. Since 1992, she has instructed thousands of students in guitar, electric bass, ukulele, music technology-audio, mandolin and percussion. Many of her students have graduated from schools for music and music programs such as Berklee College of Music, Lebanon Valley College, Belmont University, Mansfield University and Manhattan School of Music and Towson University. Maria’s passion is private music teaching and she enjoys every minute of it! You can hear Maria on Spotify , Amazon Music , YouTube , Apple Music and many other digital formats .