Ana Maria Gomez Ferstl is a Piano Teacher at Gray School of Music.
Ana Maria Gomez Ferstl completed a Master of Music degree in piano performance at Southern Methodist University. She received a full scholarship (Meadows Artistic Scholarship) and studied with Dr. Carol Leone.
She was awarded the Bertha Foster Scholarship and studied with J.B. Floyd while getting her Bachelor of music in piano performance at the University of Miami. She has been a member of the “National Society of Collegiate Scholars” since 2005.
Ana Maria was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ms. Gomez Ferstl began the study of piano at age 9. As a student of Maria de Fatima Geraldes, she continued her studies at the National Conservatory of Music where she also studied viola and was a member of the conservatory orchestra. She won top prizes repeatedly at the yearly “Festival de Musica Latinoamericana”, including a special award for the best performance of a work by Dominican composer Margarita Luna.
Ms. Gomez Ferstl participated in several festivals in summer programs, such as Chautauqua Institution (Florida State University summer piano program), the Golandsky Institute summer symposium at Princeton University, International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes School of Music, Piano Texas Academy and Festival at Texas Christian University and Accademia Santoro piano masterclasses in Boiano, Italy.
She has received additional training from Anton Nel, Edna Golandsky, Joaquin Achucarro, Alessio Bax, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Kemal Gekic, Alexander Kobrin, Jose Feghali, Arthur Greene, Rebecca Penneys and others. She received chamber music coaching from Paul Posnak, Andres Diaz, Ellen Rose, Wilfred Roberts among others.
Ms. Gomez Ferstl is part of Richard Rejino’s “What Music Means to Me”, a book that celebrates the value of music in education and quality of life. She teaches piano at the Gray School of Music while continuing private studies with Dr. Carol Leone and Dr. Alex Mcdonald.