Madalina Petric  



          NVMTA teacher, Madalina Petric, is a native of Baia Mare, Romania where she began studying piano at the age of five. Madalina attended Gheorghe Dima Music Academy from Cluj Napoca, Romania for her Bachelor Degree in Music. During her piano studies in Romania she obtained several prizes at the national piano competitions. She also  participated in class recitals and music festivals. A highlight was performing a Mozart Piano Concerto at the age of sixteen with Satu Mare Orchestra. An advocate of music, Madalina has presented numerous solo piano recitals and chamber music recitals in her birth country. She is also very passionate about teaching piano.  She started her career as a piano teacher and piano accompanist at the Music Public School in Romania. In 2003 her work was rewarded with a Teaching Excellence Award  “for exemplary dedication, learning and commitment to educational excellence”.


In 2004 she moved to the United States and continued her musical studies at George Mason University where she earned a double degree in arts and business. Madalina holds a Masters degree in Piano Performance and in Arts Management. She is a grateful scholarship recipient of a Mason School of Music Scholarship Award. A winner of the 2015 Honor Recital at George Mason University, Madalina is an accomplished collaborative pianist.  She greatly enjoys accompanying vocal and instrumental students. Recently, she performed as an invited artist to the Grand Piano Celebration at the Center for the Arts in Fairfax, VA.  

Currently she is a collaborative pianist for a few churches in the Northern Virginia area. She teaches piano in her own piano studio in Fairfax, VA. 

NVMTA Involvement

Madalina says that she has learned incredible things through being a member of NVMTA.  Most importantly, she has met many great people and musicians. “With every workshop, meeting, event, and conference I attended, I learned something. I got motivated to explore my new ideas, which helped me to fulfill my dreams and continue to grow.”

Her best advice to members of NVMTA is to attend meetings, workshops, events, and conferences. All teachers should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity called NVMTA. New members will learn so many things helpful for them to grow in their careers.

The following list demonstrates ways that Madalina has participated in NVMTA:

  • Attended in-person NVMTA meetings, 
  • Attended NVMTA zoom meetings (general meetings, TAT, or LATTE),
  • Entered students in an NVMTA event,
  • Entered a new NVMTA event this year,
  • Entered students in an NVMTA competition,
  • Participated on an NVMTA committee at any level

“I have served as the Vice-president of NVTMA since 2020, I also chair the Piano Ensemble Festival. I love the Bach/Baroque and Sonata Competitions.”  Madalina  is also an adjudicator in piano competitions and festivals. Her constant involvement with various musical projects and strategic educational initiatives has played an essential role in educating and strengthening the community.


Madalina loves all kinds of music, from classical to old rap music. “Every style has something unique”, she says. “I love sharing music with others, and I can find my inner peace when I perform. When I play piano, the music makes me feel MYSELF and releases all my emotions. It is an incredible feeling that makes me VERY HAPPY!”

For the past 6 years, she has dedicated her arts management expertise as a Program Direction for a non-profit organization. In her free time, she enjoys singing, dancing, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and their two precious dogs.

Currently, her students are preparing for my studio Winter Piano Recital and the Spring Piano Competition coming. 

Some of her goals include opening a new School besides her private studio, finishing her Method book and sharing more of her piano knowledge. “I would also love to perform more,” she says. 

One of her most proud moments was when she had her  first piano concert at 15 years old in Romania with Satu Mare Orchestra. She had many more performances over the years when I received piano prizes in numerous competitions. I was proud when I got accepted to the music school at George Mason University to pursue my Master’s Degree, and I was selected to perform at the Honor Recital in my first semester. At the moment, I am happy that my piano studio is growing and I can teach over 50 students in my studio with a long wait list. 


“In my last 20 years of teaching experience, my primary goal as a piano teacher has been to use my talent and my skills to develop each student’s potential in piano for every level. In my process of teaching piano, my mission is to shape my student’s hearts through music, help them find and understand their inner music, and grow as musicians and human beings. My dedication and professionalism have helped me every time to create unique and unforgettable moments with my students. ”