Maria Valentine, Florida Gulf Coast musician and minister, offers professional personal service for all your special events.
Maria has a music degree from the University of Georgia, and a lifetime of musical experience throughout the USA and abroad-in performing, teaching, recording, composing, and music therapy. Recently moved to Florida, Maria comes from 23 years on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
Maria plays harp, keyboard and flute for weddings, churches, hotels, restaurants, private and public functions, art galleries, charity events, and in hospitals and hospices. She also teaches these instruments. She has many years of experience offering innovative private lessons, classes, and workshops.
Maria was musical director of and recorded with the popular Maui eclectic music group Tropical Harps. Her harp music is also featured on the CD "In My Heart" by Hoku award winner Uluwehi Guerrero. She co-founded and was first president of Maui Folk Harpers, a chapter of the International society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. She has a large and varied repertoire, from Classics to Celtic, Hawaiian, Standards, Christian, Jewish, Children's music, and more!
As an Interfaith minister, she officiates for weddings and other ceremonies, personally creating your special event to your preferences. She also offers counseling from a spiritual perspective.
"My purpose is to serve you through music and ministry with beauty, elegance, and personal care."
Photograph courtesy of Ezekiel's Photography.