About Marta

Marta is a personal trainer, a musician, teacher and author. She loves to share her joy and excitement for life with others.

A fitness enthusiast, Marta has been working out regularly for many years, . She is aware of the need for people to keep in shape as they go through life to maintain their strength, flexibility and balance, and she wants to help. As a result, in 2018 Marta got her certification as a personal trainer  through the W.I.T.S. organization, a highly respected leader in the fitness industry. She works individually with clients in her private gym at her home in Stone Ridge, NY, as well as offering Zoom sessions to people wherever they live. She has posted many  minute-long videos on Facebook, YouTube and TikTok, titled A Minute with Marta, where she shows simple things to do every day.

As a musician, Marta has been playing piano accompaniment for silent films for many years. She watches each film several times before the show and then improvises an accompaniment on the spot. Every performance is different, even if it's the same film she played for before. She is preparing a solo concert called “Skating on Thin Ice with Marta,” in which she will improvise pieces based on input from the audience. Her show will also include Marta singing and playing some songs people already know.

Marta has collaborated and composed with guitarist and Grammy-winning engineer Larry Seyer, as  Ra's Pyramid. The duo released the 2013 album "Ascension," on which she plays piano and synthesizer. This is available on Spotify by searching for her by name, since Spotify won't let music appear if the band name has an apostrophe!  Together Larry and Marta created music that takes the listener on a magical, musical journey to a land of exotic, mystical places. Ra's Pyramid is currently working on their second album. The first piece, “The Way Through”, is available now on YouTube and includes drum tracks by the amazing Tom Brechtlein. Marta is very excited to have this wonderful music be available to everyone. She also is the keyboardist for The Secret City Band and The Silver Spaceship.

A dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, Marta gives lessons in popular singing, piano and composition at her home in Stone Ridge, NY. She speaks French and a little  Mandarin and Italian, and is fascinated by the ways in which people express themselves. She offers lessons in French, providing a comfortable and supportive environment for learning.

An author, in 2012 Marta released her first book "Dream, Believe, Create," about creating the life of your dreams. In 2016 she published a book about Robert Adsit, a very creative artist and musician who has had an enormous influence on her life and music. That book is entitled "The Art and Life of Robert J. Adsit." Both books are available on this site.