Maria Morlino comes from a humble family in Oakland, CA. She is the eldest of daughter of three and is a classically trained vocalist. Maria's parents supported her in the field of music though economically disadvantaged. As a little girl, she enjoyed music and started playing instruments. At a later date, she joined a band called, "La Estudiantina de Oakland." Around the same time, Maria also started taking piano lessons. In school she always sought to be involved in doing something musical. While in school she had the privilege of going to play and sing to the elderly and the infirm. Her mother realized she had the talent for singing at a young age. Her mother had been vocally trained in Mexico. Maria and her mother would often get together and sing. It became a custom in her family to get together on Friday and Saturday evenings and sing while Maria played either the guitar or organ. In school she had the opportunity to sing and play the church organ. Later she became a part of the Better World Entertainment chorus until it disbanded. More recently, she has released a CD entitled, "Secret Love." She has had the opportunity to perform at Yoshis in San Francisco, CA with Ricardo Scales, CA and also performed for the new major Ed Lee with Ricardo Scales at the Sheraton in San Francisco, CA. She also performs the the Top of the Mark on Wednesday Evenings with Ricardo Scales.