Hometown: San Diego, CA
Label: V.I.P. Music
Sounds Like: Hans Zimmer, Jewel, John Williams (composer), Alanis Morissette, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic)
Maria Connors is a Music Educator, Music Producer, Songwriter, and Multi-instrumentalist from San Diego.
As a producer, Maria has a knack for discovering underground artists/bands and helping them refine their sound. Maria works very closely with her artists/bands. She is known as a hands-on producer who often makes musical and lyrical suggestions. She also co-writes with writers and artists. She combines an unusually wide set of skills and experience that contribute to her approach to producing. She has produced projects in the genres of Pop, Rock, Reggae, Indian, Latin, Singer-Songwriter, Rap, and Children's Music.
She has been teaching music for over 10 years, giving her students an education in music theory, performance, and songwriting. Over the years Maria has been an instructor for California Music Studios, Lakeside Middle School, and Riverview Elementary School. She acted as Director of Music Education for Staump Productions from 2008 to 2014, developing a music program that became a profound part of the community. Maria has experience with instructing all ages and levels of skills starting as young as age 3. She is currently available to drive to your home for music lessons. Maria is continuously working to create an innovative, challenging, and inspiring environment for young musicians to discover, create, and learn about the language of music. If you are interested in taking lessons please contact Maria at 760-420-9099 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Independent artist Maria Staump quite literally sings the praises of the Windows-sponsored free music giveaway. Right now you can go to the Windows MySpace page and download 1000 songs from rap to Reggae and pop to punk all for free including Staump's most recent single, "Mi Vida Bonita."
Microsoft Windows - Microsoft Corporation
"Thank you for your kind review...It is because of people like you that encourage us to do better, try harder. Appreciated!!"
Larry Hansen - Broadjam.com- Artist
"I thank you again for your stellar review of my work."
Tony Mancuso - Broadjam.com- Artist
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Larry Hansen - Broadjam.com- Artist
"You don't know how much you are encouraging my soul. I feel like such an amateur compared to some of the folks on Broadjam and most of them don't mind giving reviews that tell you that. Refreshing to get some hope from you."
Michelle Gillison - Broadjam.com- Artist
"Broadjam needs more people like you. You do not have that "battle of the bands" mentality like so many others, but instead, you listen from the heart, and look for the positives in a person's music."
Scott Tingley - Broadjam.com- Artist
“volume 9 number 2 "...her tunes reveal a broader range of influence, including pop and folk but also classical and blues..."”
Bart Mendoza - San Diego Downtown News
"A modern composer with traditional tools" Maria Staump is a highly trained multi-instrumentalist,vocalist, and teacher. Listening to her beautiful music, she's obviously found a passion for tradition with a bright percussive sound of the flamenco guitar.
J.K. - Express Lane Magazine (Express Jet Air Line)
“Maria is a composer and guitarist out of San Diego California. She brings a unique quality to her music through experimentation and mood. In her upcoming album, Mi Vida Bonita, she presents you with intriguing melodies that will leave you relaxed and feeling renewed.”
Tim Staump - Introducing: Maria