TEACHER BIO'S

MARIA BAMFORD: Voice & Piano - Maria is a versatile singer and a dedicated teacher. She holds a Bachelors of Music in Opera Performance (UBC) and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance (University of Ottawa). She has performed on stages across Canada, such as with Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Opera NUOVA (Edmonton), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa). Most recently, Maria performed with Disney Cruise Line in the Caribbean. 
Maria began piano lessons at the age of four and singing lessons at the age of ten. She grew up in Vancouver, BC, singing in choirs and performing in musical theatre as a teenager. Maria is awed by the power of the human voice, it's range of dynamics, control, power and expressiveness. As a teacher, her goal is to enable students to find freedom in singing through developing their natural voice to its full potential, and also to empower students to share their story and experience the joy of self-expression through performing together.
Maria is a dedicated and thoughtful teacher with over ten years of experience teaching private lessons, group classes and masterclasses. With her background in classical singing and musical theatre, Maria is well-equipped to teach students who are passionate about singing many different genres of music.Maria is a member of the Canadian Actor's Equity Association.  We are thrilled to have Maria back with us in her 2nd year with A&D Music.