Mariana Akolt

Piano, Composition, and Arranging

Mariana Akolt is an Argentine-American composer, pianist and educator based in Denver, Colorado.  She composes descriptive and evocative music which is influenced by her upbringing in Buenos Aires.  Her interests in South American rhythmic patterns and music instruments are infused in her compositions.  Mariana holds a master’s degree in Music Composition from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and a Bachelor in Science degree from University of Colorado at Denver.  In addition, she holds an Associate’s degree in Piano Performance from Harold Washington College and Kodaly certifications from the Argentinian Kodaly Association. Her compositions have been featured in conferences and festivals around the country as well as abroad. 

Nicole B

My son started taking piano lessons from Ashley and I was so impressed with her, I've been taking lessons too! My son is also going to start taking guitar lessons after the first of the year as well. I also appreciate the prompt responses when I have questions and the affordable prices. I highly recommend Sollohub School of Music!

Nicole B / Student and Parent
Alex P

Sollohub Music has provided a fun, energetic environment for me to learn music. They have always been very professional and flexible, which is much appreciated with crazy work/school schedules. The instructors are very talented, devoted individuals with not only a passion for music, but a strong desire to share it with others!

Alex P / Student
Chuck C

My daughter has been studying with Jeff since before she was a teenager, and he has been an amazing influence on her. He is unfailingly enthusiastic, and has been very accommodating of a family's ever-changing schedule. I heartily recommend him to anyone who loves music and wants to learn.

Chuck C. / Parent

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