Mariah has eight years of teaching experience with all ages/levels of both piano and voice students. She is flexible to the specific needs and goals of each student, but she tends to approach piano lessons from a classical perspective, laying the foundations of a strong technique in order to find an ease and fluidity that can translate to any style of music! She approaches singing with the same philosophy. Because of her acting background, she loves to approach songs from a theatrical perspective and find a way to tell an honest story through music.
Mariah received her BFA in musical theatre from Rider University where she performed in and assistant music directed many mainstage productions including Of Thee I Sing, Catch Me If You Can, A Little Night Music, and Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan (for which she was nominated for KCACTF for her performance as Shen Te/Shui Ta).
Mariah grew up in Seattle, WA and recently moved to NYC to pursue a career in music, acting and teaching piano and voice. She was raised by two professional violinists and music-teacher parents, and grew up with a deep appreciation for music and a passion for sharing the joy and connection it fosters.
Mariah has been singing since she could talk, but she starting professional lessons in high school. Throughout college, she had the honor of studying voice with renowned soprano Carolann Page and currently studies with David Sisco. She is also a classically-trained pianist (17 years), trained in musical theatre, folk, pop, and jazz literature and an experienced music director and singer-songwriter.
Mariah creates a learning environment that is unconditionally joyous, artistically liberating and universally empowering for everyone involved. There are many lessons one can learn when studying an instrument — discovering the power of patience on macro and micro levels, seeing how consistency can lead to success, and learning to treat yourself with kindness to combat frustration, perfectionism and shame. These lessons are empowering and directly applicable to all areas of life. The good news is, the joy, beauty and playful energy fostered by studying music is absolutely contagious!