Piano/Harp/Special Needs – Miss Maggie has been teaching music to children, teens and adults for over 20 years, both privately and in group settings. She is so thankful for the joy she sees that music brings her students and parents. She is always amazed at the powerful effect that music has on each child she teaches and treasures that special moment when she sees the student connect with the music, another child, parent and teacher. She believes that all children should have the opportunity to learn and enjoy music which is why she has dedicated her life to give every child and family the opportunity to learn and experience music.
She has studied at University of Houston; attended workshops and master classes at Westminster Choir College; and continues to attend master classes and workshops. Studied and performing with with Gloria Galante, professor at West Chester University and founder of their harp program off 20 years.
She also held office as Publicity Chairperson for two years in the South Jersey Music Teacher’s Association. Her passion for sharing music and inspiring others has led her to a full time schedule of over 40 students weekly, ages ranging from four to 84 years old, including beginners through advanced levels. In addition to her private students she has been on the faculty at Holy Rosary Catholic School and Kellman Academy in Cherry Hill, NJ teaching piano and group flute lessons.
She has also been on the faculty at the Cherubini Academy in Burlington, NJ where she has studied piano tuning and performed with one of the masters of the trade, Richard Cherubini Sr.,an accomplished jazz pianist and aural tuner, owner of Center Stage Pianos. She now is a piano technician who services/tunes pianos for private individuals/students, churches and schools.
Her dedication to her students involves weekly lessons, accompanying them in recitals and competitions, and attending all their performances outside of recitals she holds. She provides her students with as many performance opportunities as possible, including a fund raiser for UNICEF with a performance at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Even with her busy teaching schedule, she still manages to make time to share her talents performing with others as well, including appearing as featured soloist and accompanist with Sinclair Productions, String Breezes, Dorian Aire, guest soloist with her student at the Kimmel Center and a guest appearance on “Musical Spotlight” program on the radio and performing on harp and flute with the West Chester Harp Ensemble.
“I feel extremely honored and thankful to have such a rewarding career and I realize how important my work is as I am always inspiring and motivating my students with music, which helps them in all aspects of their life!”
Maggie is a member of NJHA (New Jersey Homeschool Association), teaching and supporting homeschoolers for over 15 years. She also has been on the board of judicators for the homeschoolers solo competitions. Maggie also teaches special needs children and uses her Harp in a therapeutic way.