Maritess Ibon

Classical Piano, Gospel Piano, Improvisation, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Piano Composition, Singing, Songwriting, Violin, Voice
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Maritess Parcero - Ibon

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Maritess Parcero - Ibon received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993 from Centro Escolar University, Bachelor of Music (Major in Piano Performance) degree in 1999 from the Santa Isabel College in Manila under the tutelage of a well-known coach, accompanist, and piano pedagogue, Professor Cecile Basilio - Roxas. She also holds a Master of Music Degree Major in Piano Performance in 2013 also from Santa Isabel College in Manila. Aside from Piano Performance, she also received training in Musicology, Marimba, Violin, Music Education, Asian Music, Composition, and Choral Arranging Technique. She also a Registered Nurse and a Registered Teacher.

She is in a music teaching experience for almost 30 years particularly piano, violin, voice. She have been the choir directress and a strings orchestra direstress for 25 years.

“Tess” began her desire to play piano when she was five years old, and she started her formal training at seven years of age with the late Mrs. Gloria Reynaldo and continued it under Mrs. Rochita Ruiz-Loenen. From thereon, Mrs. Loenen upheld her to become well-equipped in music and prepared her for a Premier Solo Recital in 1994. During her college years, Professor Cecile Basilio-Roxas further enriched and broaden her musicality, refined her techniques, and enhanced a smooth execution in piano playing until she performed for her Junior Recital in 1996 and Senior Recital in 1999. In September 2011, she gave her First Recital for the Master’s degree and in December 2013, she had her Graduation Recital for her Master of Music degree.

She started out of being a church pianist and accompanist in 1986 at the Las Pinas Baptist Church and later on became the music directress in 1992-1999. Eventually, after getting married in 1999, she started to train and develop more musicians in Albay and founded Magayon Casa Musica, a mini music school located in the heart of Bicol Region (Legazpi City, Albay).

In between her busy schedule of teaching, she occasionally performs solo or in collaboration with other instrumentalists and singers in NAMCYA. She also gave solo performances and collaborates with a singer in  Malaybalay (2009). She has also produced two sets of solo piano recordings that is being sold here in the Philippines and abroad. Aside from being a recording artist, she is also doing several compositions and arrangements of Filipino music, classical, and church music for rondalla, piano, and choir. She is one of the lifetime members of the Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines (PTGP).

In 2007, she became the program directress of “Kristiyanong Himig” (held in Legazpi City & Las Pinas City) and “Sagradong Harana” (held in Philamlife Theater - Manila) and also acted as the accompanist, soloist, composer, and arranger.

As directress of Glorious Gospel Baptist Church Music Ministry, Ibon  spear-headed a Four-Year Music Development program which produced the GGBC Piano Ensemble in 2006, the GGBC Violin Ensemble in 2006, the GGBC Rondalla Filharmonica in 2007, &, and the GGBC Tipangklung Players in 2013. It’s main goal and mission is to perform live sacred, classical, and Filipino music not only in the Philippines, but also in its country side. She also mentored Annual Music Camps in Bicol Region from year 2012 to present.

She is currently working and mentoring the Music Department of Bicol Institute of Biblical Studies (B.I.B.S.) which aims to develop and equip more musicians (performers, accompanists, composers, and arrangers) in Bicol Region.

She is also taking up Doctor of Musical Arts (Major in Piano Performance ) from Saint Paul University - Manila.



For my 30 years of teaching experience, I used to implement proper approach to each student because I believe that each student is a unique individual, incomparable, thereby, I need to adjust with its different behavior. Learning is a non-stop process, That's why I've incorporated my Nursing degree in my Music profession by imposing the highest method and strategies so that, my student can grasp effectively the different technique in learning the instrument. In music, "Interest" is the best education so, my style is to implement proper technique and method of teaching to enhance the student's interest in music. I do explain the body of music to catch the attention and interest of my student. Of course, I can check the student's ability and learning by asking him/her some questions. That two-way communication process will help me meet the needs of my student in studying music.

Maritess P. Ibon is currently a proprietor and mentor of Franz Liszt Music Academy, a Piano teacher, pedagogue, collaborating artist, a Music teacher at Bicol Institute of Biblical Studies, a music directress & accompanist at Glorious Gospel Baptist Church & Cuerdas group of musicians, Music Camp Directress. Currently taking up Doctor of Musical Arts (Piano Performance) from Saint Paul University - Manila.

Her teaching method is to lay first a good foundation in music by enhancing the Fundamentals of Music: Music Theory, Solfege, Ear Training then, incorporate the Technique & Artistry in the particular instrument. In this manner, the student can understand the whole anatomy of music that will lead the student into the right track. Teaching music is like building a house by which I lay the foundation first firmly so that, when the student advances, he/she may not find it difficult. It's an opposite of building a house with a poor foundation and later on, the student suffers. Having a quality method of teaching will lead to student's quality learning experience.

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