Maia grew up studying cello at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts with Olive Shaw and Ifan Williams. At that time she was a member of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and was regularly featured as a soloist in their concerts. Maia was also the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships both through the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. In recent years Maia has done Suzuki cello teacher training, and has taught both private cello students and through a school cello program. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Music degree at Dalhousie University and is pleased to return to the Conservatory as a member of the cello faculty.