Maryland, ViolinMaryland began studying violin at the age of 10 in Northern Virginia under Caroline Levy and Luis Haza. Graduate from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Maryland studied with Lynn Blakeslee, The Ying Quartet, and Frank Huang. She taught at the Eastman Community Music School’s Early Childhood program as well as violin and orchestral studies in the greater Rochester area. Upon graduation, Maryland moved to Houston, TX where she has been teaching orchestra and private lessons.

She has performed with the Houston Sinfonietta, Houston Civic Symphony, The Energy Corridor Houston Orchestra, and at numerous churches around Houston. Although classically trained, Maryland enjoys every style of music from fiddle, jazz, to rock and is an skilled improviser. An inspiring and friendly performer, she does studio work for local musicians and is a founding member of two native Houston bands: The Glass and The Apple Scruffs. You can catch them performing around Houston’s popular music venues including Fitzgerald’s, Rudyard’s, McGonigal’s Mucky Duck, Avant Garden, Warehouse Live, Numbers, and more.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Third Floor Strings family! Amazing music, wonderful musicians, and not to mention, I absolutely adore weddings. So much love in one place for two special people! It is one of the biggest moments in a couple’s life -and for our musicians be able to make it as unforgettable as possible – is truly extraordinary. I probably cry at 90% of the weddings!”