Maria Bute is originally from Rochester, MN, where she learned piano from her mom. She decided to pursue a career in music from the positive influence of her mom being a pianist. She got her Bachelors of Arts in Music degree at Minnesota State University in Mankato. She took Piano Pedagogy at MSU as part of her education where she learned how to teach piano. Prior to moving to Texas, she played for church services and was the choir accompanist for a church. She also played for a couple of weddings. She believes anybody of any age can learn how to play an instrument; it is never too late to learn. She just moved to Irving, TX for her husband’s career and they enjoy the outdoors. One of her favorite hobbies is cake decorating.