Welcome to the teaching page of Dr. Maya Stone. I'm so glad you've decided to visit. I am currently dividing my time between Upstate NY, the Southeast and the Virtual World. So, I am definitely available for Virtual Lessons. I have had the pleasure of having a variety of different experiences in the teaching field, which I continue to use to inform my teaching. In my teaching studio, I currently focus on the Bassoon and Beginning Piano. Please see my bio below.
If you have any questions, please send me a note at stone.musicteachershelper.com/contact, and I look forward to working with you sometime in the near future!
Maya Stone is a champion of music. She has commissioned and/or premiered several works by composers, including; Molly Herron, John Steinmetz, Shannon Sea, Gary Nash, Paul Osterfield, Spencer Lambright, and Stephen Gorbos. One special project involves solo bassoon in Black Gospel Music, which includes collaborating with composers; Raymond Wise, Mark Lomax II and William Menefield. She gives recitals and master classes around the U.S. each year, and has performed at the International Double Reed Society Conferences. Stone is the second bassoonist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and second bassoonist with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra in Detroit.
Currently, Stone is active as a freelance musician in the Nashville, TN region and Upstate NY region. She is a member of Nashville alternative classical ensembles, Chatterbird and Intersection. She has successfully taught a vast amount of double reed students since returning to Nashville in 2013, and her students have gone on to win Mid-State and All-State band competitions each year. Her students are also members of regional Youth Orchestras in the Nashville area. Dr. Stone chooses primarily to focus her teaching on the bassoon now, and some beginning piano. She is passionate about teaching and participating in the rise of musicianship and life skills in youth. Stone feels that starting new musicians and transitioning strong young instrumentalists to the bassoon is very important and fulfilling work. She teaches a wonderful small private studio of bassoon students. Dr. Stone maintains an active teaching schedule whether in the private and/or academic setting.
Dr. Stone has held visiting professorships at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has held the position of Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Middle Tennessee State University, and in 2004, she held a visiting professorship in Double Reeds at Austin Peay State University.
Dr. Stone received her D.M.A. in bassoon performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, an M.M. in bassoon performance and woodwind specialty from Michigan State University in 2003, and a B.M. in music education from SUNY Potsdam in 2001, with a Minor in Africana Studies. Her teachers include Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Barrick Stees, and Frank Wangler.
In addition to teaching and freelancing, Maya previously enjoyed serving on the Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) Executive Board as a Member At Large from 2015 to 2019. She has served as the ROPA Delegate and Alternate Delegate for the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Players Association.
Dr. Stone received her D.M.A. in bassoon performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, an M.M. in bassoon performance and woodwind specialty from Michigan State University in 2003, and a B.M. in music education from SUNY Potsdam in 2001. Her teachers include Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Barrick Stees, Frank Wangler and most recently, Christopher Millard.
Maya is currently living in upstate NY where the mountains are never-ending and the sky is often crystal clear with the most bountiful clouds.
You can follow Maya on her facebook music page: Maya Stone Music Studio.