Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Mrs. Botelho Hubler is a pianist, piano teacher, lecturer and adjudicator. She teaches Traditional and Suzuki methods. She also teaches the Taubman approach to piano technique. Her approach to teaching piano is tailored to each student individually. Ms B. Hubler believes that anybody can learn to play, provided they have the proper technique and approach.
She has taught and performed internationally for many years. Mrs. Botelho Hubler has more than 30 years of experience teaching piano.
She was a presenter at the Taubman Seminar at the Lincoln Center in NYC, she is presently a faculty member of the Taubman Seminar at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.
My Musical Education Background
MM degree in Piano from Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple Uni. Philadelphia, Pa. BM in Piano from FAAM (Faculdade de Artes Alcantara Machado), Sao Paulo, Brasil. Suzuki traning with DR. Ray Landers, Joan Krzywicki and workshops with Haruko Kataoka and Fracoise Pierredon. In 1985 and 1989 participated in Musica en Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Studied piano with Attilio Masttrogiovanni, Jose Eduardo Martins, Gilberto Tinetti e Maria Del Pico Taylor. Master classes with Charles Dobbler, Magda Tagliaferro, Yara Bernetti and Dorothy Taubman.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Traditional and Suzuki Piano, she is an expert on the Taubman Technique. Also teaches popular styles
By request. Family rates available.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All levels. From age 4 to adult.
My Certifications and Awards
Full scholarship from the Brazilian Government (CAPES), for Masters degree program at Temple University. Twice scholarship recipient from the Spanish Government to "Musica en Compostela". 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. Prize winner of regional and national competitions in Brazil.
My Musical Influences
Ms. Maria Hubler has Latin-American and Spanish classical music influencies.
Maria is such a great teacher. She is patient but gently pushes me to play pieces that I think are beyond me. Her great advice and techniques have made me much better. She is a "treasure beyond measure".
I am impressed at how much my playing has come along since studying Taubman technique with Maria. She is knowledgeable and patient and has helped me work through any roadblocks in the repertoire I am working on. Maria is also knowledgeable about teaching young beginners the right way from the beginning. She has helped me with my own piano teaching skills as well.