The Calhoun School: Lower School Music Teacher City and Country School, NY: Elementary Music Teacher Hola NYC, NY: Early Childhood Music Educator Baby Wiggle, MA: Early Childhood Music Educator Spanish For You: Music Composition for Spanish Learners Spanish Playground: Music Composition for Spanish Learners
Progressive, Orff, Kodaly, Interactive, Fun
NAPPA Golden Award BEST Achievement Scholarship, Berklee College of Music
Instituto Tecnologico de Musica Contemporanea Berklee College of Music Orff-Shulwerk Levels I and II
Mariana Iranzi is a professional bassist, composer, teacher and mom based in New York City. Originally from Buenos Aires (Argentina), she took her first steps as an early childhood educator in Boston at Little Groove working alongside director and friend Sara Wheeler. Mariana graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2005, where she was honored with a best achievement scholarship and a Bachelor's Degree in professional music (education & performance). The songwriter has been actively involved for the past 10 years in multiple professional projects asides her own, often collaborating with outstanding musicians and audio engineers from a variety of styles ranging from Rock, Folk and Jazz to Reggae, Blues and Latin rhythms, many of which have participated in the recording sessions for all of her albums. In 2014, Mariana gave birth to her first daughter, Manuela, an experience that forever transformed her both in a personal and artistic level. “Becoming a mother myself brought a fresh perspective to my daily teaching, composing and performing as well as reassuring my connection with the children and parenting world.” Mariana says. “Manuela became the best companion for all my musical adventures.” “Primavera” is the title of her newest work and follows her previous two releases: “Aventura Collage” (2008) and “Hola Hello” (2013). Well received by the media, these albums took her to perform at Austin City Limits, Brooklyn’s KindieFest and renowned Regatta Bar in Cambridge, MA, with regular appearances in public libraries and children’s museums all around New England, NY and Washington, DC as well as touring throughout Latin America. Currently a faculty member at the Calhoun school in Manhattan, Mariana also conducts her group at the “Mommy and me” program and composes music for website “Spanish For You” as well as her own original music project.