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Coronado-based Ms. Mariah (Gillespie) is a certified Yamaha Music Education teacher, with experience teaching music lessons in both Australia and the United States. Passionate about music education, Mariah teaches exclusively in-home piano lessons to children and adults of all ages throughout Coronado and San Diego, California. She also plays the harp, and will be offering harp lessons beginning in Fall 2018.
Mariah is extremely involved in the Coronado community. In addition to serving as the Arts Education and Musical Arts Commissioner for the City of Coronado, she was the pianist for the Coronado Island Film Festival VIP Filmmakers’ Bash in November 2017. During the holidays, she was the pianist for the Coronado Christmas Parade, playing Christmas carols on the public piano in Rotary Plaza as Coronadians sang along. She even made an appearance on KUSI news! She’s played with local Coronado band Fossil Fuel at Costa Azul, and has enjoyed playing on the beautiful Steinway of Ed and Carole McVaney in their stunning Coronado home. She periodically provides piano music for events at Emerald C Gallery, such as wine and paint nights and art exhibitions. Mariah sings with the Coronado Community Church choir and is a member of the Coronado Book Club, the Coronado Public Arts Team, the Coronado Historical Association and Coronado Friends of the Library. In January 2018, Mariah was inducted into the Coronado Rotary Club.
Mariah has an Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and a Masters in Journalism and Communications from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).
City of Coronado Arts Education and Musical Arts Commissioner
BA, Music, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
MA, Journalism & Communications, UNSW (Sydney, Australia)
Member, Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC)
Member, National Association for Music Educators (NAfME)
Member, California Music Educators Association (CMEA)
Member, Amateur Pianists Society of San Diego
Volunteer, San Diego Symphony Orchestra