Guitar, Suzuki Guitar
Mia received her B.M., M.M., and G.P.D. in Classical Guitar at Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Mia has performed solo and with the Duo Amaral in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Panama, Mexico, Israel, Cyprus and the USA. Notable US performances include Strathmore Mansion, Renwick Gallery and the Marlow Guitar Series. Mia has recorded two CD’s with her dui, ‘Suplica’, released 2011 and ‘Textura’, released 2013. She and her duo partner and husband Jorge Amaral are artistic directors and organizers of the Baldwin Wallace International Guitar Festival, as well as the Montgomery College International Guitar Series.
Mia has taught master classes and workshops at guitar festivals in the US, Germany, Israel, Poland and Panama. Her students have been finalists and winners of several national guitar competitions.
Mia has been on the Levine faculty since 2010 where she teaches guitar, beginner group guitar classes and coaches chamber groups for the honors program.
“I love all the opportunities the students receive at Levine from performing in recitals and master classes or participating in programs like the honors program and dean’s list. All of these events enrich the students’ musical experience!”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“I love teaching students of all ages and skill levels. While I understand that every individual progresses at their own pace, I expect each of my students to reach their maximum potential. I am a very patient and enthusiastic teacher yet at the same time very serious and demanding.”