Mrs. Maria Berenice Hoyos

Cello, Violin Teacher

Maria Berenice Hoyos

SAA Member

Contact

Sacramento, CA
www.mariahoyos.com

About Me
With more than 20 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal Cellist for the Camellia Symphony in Sacramento and the Associate Principal cellist for the Folsom Lake Symphony in Folsom, California. In addition, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin lessons to my students in Folsom, Napa and Sacramento.

My professional performing experience began in Medellin, Colombia in 1985 with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra where I was their Soloist beginning in 1992 and later on, as First Cello, from 1998-2002.

While in Colombia, I also performed with the Antioquia Symphonic Orchestra and the Antioquia Chamber Orchestra from 1991-1999.

I left my hometown of Medellin to come to the United States where I performed with the Texas Christian University Orchestra in Fort Worth, Texas in 2000. Returning to Medellin, I spent the next year with the Eafit Symphonic Orchestra.

Finally, I settled in Sacramento in 2003, coming here to earn my Master’s Degree in Cello Performance while performing throughout the next year with the California State University, Sacramento Symphony.

In Sacramento, I have also performed with the Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra and with several other chamber groups.

At this time, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin. My students range in age from five to seventy years and enjoy learning in a relaxing environment at their own pace.

I incorporate several different teaching styles to meet each students’ individual needs and abilities.

Subjects Taught
Violin, Cello
Specialties
cello, violin
Suzuki
Education
CSUSacramento—cello performance—2003 and 2004

Ages Taught
Students 5 to 99 years old.

Studio Locations
Sacramento, CA, 95864