Marta has been singing and playing the piano all her life. She knew at age five that she wanted to be a musician when she grew up, and that passion has never left her. She loves to perform her concert series "Marta's Heart: Calming Music for Troubling Times." She also works as a solo pianist and singer for weddings and other private events at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY and other venues. Her CD "I'm Dreaming" is available at the Online Store on this site.
Marta also teaches singing, piano and composition at The College of St. Rose, Dutchess Community College and at her home in Stone Ridge, NY. She believes that we learn best when we have fun and concentrate on what interests us the most. She teaches every student with an individual approach, nurturing each person's abilities and interests and providing a safe, exciting and enjoyable atmosphere for growth.
Marta accompanies silent films on the piano. To prepare, she watches each film multiple times to get a real sense of the timing of events as well as the emotional impact. Then at the performance, she improvises the music on the spot as she watches the film along with the audience. She used to accompany silent films for the Saratoga Film Festival, and now performs at the Rosendale Theater and other local venues.
Marta has performed with her older son, David Wilcock and guitarist/webmaster, Larry Seyer (www.larryseyer.com), at Divine Cosmos Convergence Conferences across the globe. The three of them presented meditative music at the end of each day's session, with David leading the meditations. Larry has recorded those meditations, many of which are available on David's website www.divinecosmos.com. Marta also has the good fortune of composing with Larry. They are putting the finishing touches on a CD of very exciting electronic jazz instrumental music, to be released soon.
Marta's younger son, Michael Wilcock, is also a musician, and the two of them have performed as a duo, including a New Year's gig in New York City. Michael is a guitarist, singer and drummer extraordinaire. His website is www.michaeltruckpile.com.
As a classical singer, Marta has worked with pianist Emily Upham (www.emilyupham.com), concentrating on French art songs. Both Marta and Emily speak French, and the lovely music of the French "Mélodie" composers is a passion for both of them. They recorded some of these pieces at Bard College, and collaborated with Ian Turner to metamorphose these songs with synthesizers and beats. You can download a few of them for free in the Online Store.
Marta sometimes plays the organ in churches. She is currently playing for Sunday services at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Kingston NY, where she performs classical music.
She worked for many years as a solo singer/pianist in high-end restaurants in New York State, Florida and Ireland. As a band member, Marta has had her own original rock band, and she has played in other bands as well, performing blues, rock, heavy metal, country, jazz and popular music. She continues to work with other musicians at every opportunity.