About Me

Born in Brazil, but half-Argentinean, Marina Maiztegui has experienced and learned tremendously about both cultures, their music and her appreciation for other cultures.

At a young age she lived in The United States and France and learned both english and french. That certainly was a major musical important part of her life as she experienced both the European and North American music culture.

At the age of 11, she began taking voice lessons since her passion was quite uncommon for such a young age. She then began taking guitar lessons to be able to accompany herself and write her own music.
Her talent and passion were clear to everyone who saw her perform and she knew exactly what she wanted to do and where: Berklee, the best music college in the world and the biggest melting pot of music, her two biggest passions at the same place.

Awarded with a scholarship for a bachelor degree in Professional Music and Music Therapy, Marina moved Boston to study at the renowned Berklee College of Music in 2011. While studying at Berklee she has been invited to perform and share the stage with renowned artists such as the legendary Bossa Nova composer Marcos Valle, the Peruvian singer-songwriter and two-times Latin Grammy Award winning artist Susana Baca, and the three times Grammy and 16 Latin Grammy Awards winning artist Alejandro Sanz.
Apart from singing with multiple renowned artists, she has performed at the well known Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and has also been featured in multiple music videos filmed in such location. In an environment that breathes music such as Berklee, more opportunities began blooming such as performing in a large variety of venues with different bands as both her own project or as a featured artist. She also joined a band called “Foreign Hues” with whom she performed at multiple festivals. Together they recorded an EP which will released in 2015 and are going on tour for the EP release in 2015. She recently also created her own project with her own band where she composes. With her band she will be produced and recorded by Marco Echeverria to then release an EP at the end of 2015.

Ever since at Berklee, she has grown tremendously as a musician, composer and person. Apart from influencing her growth, Berklee has given her more ambition and passion than words can express. With her determination and drive for writing, performing and helping others through music, she sees and hopes for a bright and successful future.

“All of those changes in my life have influenced my music tremendously, and made me who I have become today, musically. All that I’ve learned and have been through is reflected in my own music or my music interpretation. Today I can say my emotional experiences, my knowledge, and my cultural experiences are all reflected in my engagement with music.”

Experience & Education

Current

  • Usher temp for BPC
    June 2013 to Present (about a year and a half)
  • Vocalist for Rumbambu
    May 2013 to Present (about a year and a half)

    Our band had multiple gigs throughout the year of 2013 and 2014. We play a big variety of styles, from pop to latin.

  • Office Assistant for Career Development Center
    May 2013 to Present (about a year and a half)
  • Interview and Auditions assistant for Berklee College of music
    November 2012 to Present (over 2 years)

Past

  • Singer for Wedding band(Jo & Edu)
    2010 to 2011 (about a year)

    Was the singer at a wedding band with my music instructor Eduardo Hansh in Brazil.

  • Teacher for Escola Dinamica
    2008 to 2010 (over 2 years)

    Taught Music and Taekwondo to kids from 3 to 7.

  • 4th International seminar of Jazz at EMU for EMU in La Plata, Argentina
    September 2010 to November 2010 (2 months)

    The faculty included Michael Tracy, Michael Jefry Stevens, Bruce and David Becker, Marcelo Coelho, Renato Vasconcellos and others. Clinics, workshops and rehearsal comprise the educational experience offered to students from throughout Argentina and other South American countries.

Education

  • BA in Professional Music and Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music
    2011 to 2015 (4 years)
  • Private lesson in Voice(Speech Level Singing technique) at Rafael Barreiros
    2010 to 2011 (1 years)
  • BA in Vocal Performance at Faculdade Souza Lima
    2010 to 2011 (1 years)
  • Summer program in Vocal Summit, Stage Performance at Berklee College of Music
    2010 to 2010 (Less than a year)
  • Private Instruction in Voice(Classical training) at Ilana Dorfman
    2009 to 2010 (1 years)
  • Private instruction in Piano at Escola Bartosiak
    2007 to 2009 (2 years)
  • Private lesson in Voice (Pop and R&B training) at Escola de musica Bartosiak(teacher Eduardo Hansh)
    2007 to 2009 (2 years)
  • Private Instruction in Acoustic guitar at Eduardo Hansh
    2005 to 2009 (4 years)
  • Private instruction in Voice(Jazz and Classical training) at Katia De Lucia
    2003 to 2006 (3 years)
  • Private Instruction in Piano at Maestro Pier Giorgio De Lucia
    2004 to 2005 (1 years)