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Martha Blakely, NCTM
Beltsville, Maryland
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Name:   Martha Blakely
Phone:   301-717-9594
Email:   Marthablakely@comcast.net
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Last Update:    2016-02-26 08:13:46
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Beltsville, MD

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MARTHA BLAKELY, NCTM MARTHA BLAKELY, NCTM, has performed many solo and chamber music recitals in the USA, Europe, and Africa, including appearances with the North Miami Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George's Philharmonic Concert Series, the Virginia Beach Community Orchestra Recital Series, the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., the German-American Institutes and America Houses throughout Germany, as well as the U.S. Embassies in Europe and Africa. She has also been heard over WGMS Radio in Washington, D.C., and WSCL Radio in Salisbury, Maryland. A winner of many Prince George's County Arts Council Individual Artist Grants in Music, Ms. Blakely has been described by the late Dr. Scott Huston, Professor of Composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, as "one of the finest pianists in the U.S. today; her technique is solid, under such control that the most difficult of works sounds as if it were just child's play." The "Saarbrucken Zeitung" (Saarbrucken Newspaper in Germany) reported that "this exceptionally delicate pianist possessed an astonishingly energetic, dynamic touch which was delightful to hear." A named STEINWAY ARTIST, Martha Blakely studied as a scholarship student under John Quincy Bass, Bela Siki, and Richard Morris at the renowned University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance and also performed graduate studies. She has also studied piano under Thomas Schumacher, then professor at the University of Maryland (now professor at the Eastman School of Music); Thomas Mastroianni, professor at The Catholic University of America; and Helmut Hirshburger in Bonn, Germany. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Martha Blakely is the ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE and Studio Manager for the Jordan Kitts Music Schools in Beltsville and Rockville, Maryland, where she teaches over 70 piano students and manages 18 teachers. Before coming to Jordan Kitts Music in 1990, Ms. Blakely taught piano in Northern Virginia; Accra, Ghana; Kinshasa, Zaire; and Bonn, Germany. Ms. Blakely is a past Vice-President of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association, a member of the Music Teachers National Association and a Faculty Member and Adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Martha Blakely resides in Davidsonville, Maryland with her husband Milton Iskow and their Teacup poodle, Cricket.

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