Maria’s passion for music, piano and teaching started at a very young age, when he emigrated to the UK at the age of seven. In Leeds, Maria João Lopes began her piano studies, which transported her, throughout her career, between countries. After almost a decade of piano teaching, Maria João Lopes published the book Piano for Pequerruchos for  young beginning pianists.

Maria João Lopes started her piano studies in 2004 in Leeds, UK. His musical education continued when she joined the Castelo Branco Regional Conservatory in 2007, where she stayed until finishing the 8º Grade in Piano with distinction in 2013.

In the same year, she was accepted and awarded a scholarship to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, UK.

AAfter completing his degree in Piano in 2018, she was accepted at the University of Évora, where she later completed her Masters in Music Teaching. The theme of her thesis was “Motivation and Attitudes in Piano Learning” and was evaluated with a score of 20 values (maximum). 

In 2022, she was accepted for a PhD in Art Education at the University of Lisbon.


  • Actualmente

    Doutoramento em Educação Artística

    Universidade de Lisboa
  • 2021

    Mestrado em Ensino de Música

    Universidade de Évora
  • 2018


    Diploma em Ensino pelo Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music
  • 2018


    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • 2013

    Oitavo Grau

    Conservatório Regional de Castelo Branco


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