Maria Doreste Velazquez

July 19th, 2013 in with NO COMMENTS

María Doreste Velázquez was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and studied classical piano and Musicology at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. Simultaneously Maria studied two years of Composition and she graduated from her Master’s in Music Education at the Boston Conservatory last winter.

Maria Doreste has taught in private institutions, developing curriculum for the youngest grades, and supervising music programs as part of the Musica para Todos company instructors’ team (Spain). She has also worked for the Brookline Public Schools and in the Boston Publics Schools as part of the Outreach Program of the Community Music Center of Boston, developing lessons that reinforce multicultural aspects of our society.


Recipient of the Promising Music Educator Award 2014 by the MMEA (Massachusetts Music Educators Association), Maria is convinced that we should be able to teach music to each student, facilitating deep musical opportunities as well as building a trustful environment where they grow as performers and human beings. She believes music has the power to transform individuals, to help them express themselves and to find who they are.

Currently, Maria is a piano instructor in the Autism Spectrum department at Boston Conservatory, a General Music and Early Childhood Music instructor for the Community Music Center of Boston & The Children Music Center of Jamaica Plain, and a piano instructor with the Baro-Doreste piano studio.


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