Maria Botelho Hubler
Maria E. Botelho Hubler, pianist and piano teacher earned her Master of Music degree from the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University as a student of Maria del Pico Taylor with a full scholarship from the Brazilian Government. She obtained her Bachelor of Music from Faculdades de Artes Alcantara Machado, Brazil. Her teachers include Gilberto Tinetti, Sergio Melardi, José Eduardo Martins and Attillio Mastrogiovanni.
She has participated in Master Classes with Dorothy Taubman, Magda Tagliaferro, Iara Bernetti and Charles Dobler. Ms. Botelho Hubler has been giving lectures on teaching the Taubman Technique to children for the past eight years for the Music Teachers Association - Pennsylvania, North Jersey and South Jersey chapters. She lectured for The Dorothy Taubman Seminar at the Lincoln Center, NY for the past two years. She has been adjudicating for the Music Teachers Association - Pennsylvania, North Jersey and South Jersey chapters for the past sixteen years.
Ms. Botelho Hubler has been teaching piano for over 25 years. She taught piano and the Suzuki Method at Temple University Preparatory Division in Philadelphia, the Academy of Community Music in Fort Washington, PA and the Haddonfield School of Performing Arts, Haddonfield, NJ. She currently has a full-time Piano Studio in Cherry Hill, NJ. She has been trained in the Suzuki Method with Dr. Ray Landers, Dr. Haruko Kataoka and Ms. Joan Krzywicki.
She received the Genia Robinor Award for Teaching Excellence and The Allison R. and Maria E. Drake Pedagogy Award for Excellence in Ensemble Teaching, presented by the Piano Teachers Society of America. Her students have won competitions in North Jersey and South Jersey and have performed at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.
As a pianist she performed extensively in Brazil from 1980 to 1987, appearing at the prestigious Sala Cecilia Meirelles in Rio de Janeiro, sponsored by the National Institute of Music and National Foundation of Arts. In 1983, she performed with the Chamber Orchestra of the VIII International Summer Course of Brasilia, Brazil playing the Concerto in F Minor and the Concerto for Two Pianos in C Minor, both by J.S. Bach. In the United States, she has performed at the Philadelphia Ethical Society and other venues as a soloist and as an accompanist. In 1997, she performed the Concerto in C Minor Op. 37 by L. van Beethoven with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.
She participated twice in the Curso Universitario International the Musica Espanola in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with a scholarship from the Spanish Government. In Madrid, she appeared in recital at Casa do Brasil, sponsored by the Brazilian Diplomatic Service.
As a Church musician, she has worked in Churches in the Philadelphia area as a pianist, organist and Choir Director for 14 years.