Music Teaching and Parenting is my first resource when handling parents and students – troubled or excelling; writing lesson plans — both the public school and private studio; and getting creative ideas to break out the monotony. The author has real solutions to real problems with real students and parents — not just great theories or ideas — these work! Her sincerity and her solutions are unmatched by any other blogger. This is the highest caliber teaching techniques made accessible to any level teacher, student or parent.
Private Violin Instructor, Albuquerque, NM
Maria has been a mentor to me since pedagogy classes in the lab school at UNM. Ms. Stefanova gives concrete feedback for improvements while always encouraging me to try new things. Beyond the classroom, Maria offers helpful teaching ideas and lesson plans and has provided opportunities in her own classroom as well as others. She is always fun to work with and is inspiring to watch working with her students!
String Teacher and Sped ED Specialized Teacher, Albuquerque, NM
Maria Stefanova is an amazing teacher that will inspire you! She is professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Maria pays attention to the details and really strives to teach good technique from the start. My daughter has been taking violin lessons with Mrs. Stefanova for 6 years. Violin lessons with Maria has helped our daughter develop a love and passion for music that she will enjoy for the rest of her life.