Saturday, December 18, 2021 by Maria Peterson | Uncategorized

As I reflect back on another pandemic year, I am very much aware of how music and teaching has been a healing and comforting presence in my life.  It has been my escape and my safe place.  I think about all of the dramatic changes in the lives of my students - and I am reminded how important it is that they have an outlet to express their fears, sorrows, joys and hope.  Being a part of their lives by sharing my passion,  is truly an honor and privilege and one that I am grateful for each and every day.  I wish all of our families a Holiday season full of love, joy, and hope. And a Happy, Healthy New Year filled with MUSIC!


  Friday, September 10, 2021 by Maria Peterson | Uncategorized

Greetings Students/Families/Faculty and Staff!

As I write this, it is a crisp, cool late Summer morning and I am reflecting on a summer that just flew by.  Summer is my favorite season!  The sights, sounds, colors, smells - the ocean, long, lazy days and just a time to reconnect with friends and family!  This past summer I was able to visit with just about everyone on my list - I read a lot of great books, hiked with my beloved Daisy, gardened - made some fabulous meals, swam, slept in, cleaned and organized every drawer and closet in my house and studio and practiced voice and piano a whole lot!  What an amazing summer it was!  I have so many fond memories and feel rested and rejuvenated for the year to come.  I will be honest and say that I have some trepidation going into another year of the pandemic.  But I am comforted by knowing that I have a studio full of wonderful, loving, caring families and faculty.  As they say  - the music must play on - and so, I wish you all a happy, healthy year ahead and I look forward to creating beautiful music with all of you!

Be well!