The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world.

-Dr. Maxine Greene 


Graduate work in higher education leadership and policy.  Breadth of experience successfully building and leading community engagement and undergraduate arts programs. Strong fundraising background. Inclusive Piano Teaching consultant.



Active performer. Internationally recognized leader in the field of Inclusive Piano Teaching. Workshops presented to music educators across the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Canada. Co-author of Inclusive Piano Teaching and co-chair of the special needs committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

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Graduate degrees in special education and piano pedagogy. Breadth of experience teaching at the college and pre-college levels.  Student centered philosophy with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion.   


Founded in 2014 by Dr. Melissa Martiros, OpporTUNEity uses college resources to bring musical opportunities to children residing in our most impoverished communities, holding them to high standards of behavioral and performance excellence, while simultaneously providing engaging and enriching experiences to our undergraduate students. As we do this, we strengthen the ties to our local communities, leverage music as a pathway towards academic and behavioral excellence, bridge class and racial gaps in urban areas, and enhance the quality and equity of students recruited our undergraduate music programs. Through its partnerships with Worcester Public Schools and Worcester Housing Authority, the OpporTUNEity Program at Anna Maria College engages undergraduate students majoring in Music Therapy and Music Education through internships with children from Lincoln St. Elementary School.

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