NYU (Piano adjunct teacher), Arete Music Academy, Creative Music School (Spain), IMT (Spain), Master Classes (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua) and over 10 years of experience teaching privately..
MM Piano Performance from NYU.
Born in Spain, composer, pianist and educator Marta S. was a regular pianist in the jazz circuit of Madrid before she moved to NYC. After being a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship she finished her Master’s degree at NYU in Piano performance and established herself in the city as an active piano player as well as a leader of her own projects, appearing at venues such as the Jazz Gallery, ShapeShifter Lab, Cornelia Street café, and Seeds among many others.
She leads her own bands since 2005, starting with a trio with which she published the CD: Lunas, soles y elefantes (Errabal, 2007), and continuing with a quartet with which she recorded: La espiral amarilla (Errabal, 2010). During this period, the trio and the quartet played at the Festival de Jazz de Madrid, Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz, Segojazz, Festival de jazz de Lleida, Festival de Jazz es primavera en San juan Evangelista, Festival de jazz de Castellon, Festival de jazz de Valladolid, Festival de jazz de Zaragoza. The quartet was chosen like one of the most outstanding bands for the AIE (Musicians association from Spain). During her time at NYU, she was awarded as ‘most promising artist by NYU, touring with a band lead by her around Costa Rica to represent NYU’s Jazz program. Some other recordings as a sideman include vocalist Doris Cales’ CD : Songs from my heart (Quadrant records, 2006; produced by Bruce Barth), the two CDs of the Miguel Angel Blanco’s Afrodisian Big Band: Mediterraciones (2008) and Satierismos (2011), both of the CDs of the Santiago de la Muela’s Talento jazz Orchestra: Lineas Paralelas (i.Reilly, 2008) and Standards (Escuela de Ingenieros Industriales, 2008) and Javier Moreno trio (New Mood jazz). Marta has also received some awards, including the First Prize on the San Martin de la Vega jazz contest with Natalia Calderón Quartet (2008), the First Prize of the Jazzargia Contest (El ciego, Alava, Spain) with Javier Moreno’s trio (2008), Winner in the Debajazz contest with Zafari Project (2005), Finalist for the Montjuic First Jazz Contest (Barcelona, Spain) with Marta Sanchez trio (2005). Marta composed some soundtracks for short films, receiving several prizes: Best composer for the Sountrack of “The puzzle” at Caja Madrid Short Movies Festival (2000), Best composer for the Soundtrack of “Ya no puede caminar” at the Alcala de Henares Short Movies Festival (2001), Best composer for the Soundtrack of “Ya no puede caminar” at Curt Ficcions in Barcelona (2002), and Best composer for the Soundtrack of “Ya no puede caminar” at The Palma de Mallorca Film Festival (2002).