I had not played my piano for almost 20 years when I started having lessons with Maria. She very quickly realised what I needed and looked to fill the gaps of my education. She brought creativity to my piano lessons and I now find myself regularly improvising, something I never did before meeting Maria. Maria is a very patient and caring teacher, but she isn't a walk-over - she will push you outside of your comfort zone and this challenge will build your confidence and improve your performance. I wish I lived in Portugal as I really miss our lessons.