Anna Maria Mendieta comes from an artistic and musical family. She began studying the harp at the age of seven at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received a Bachelors Degree in Music from the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California, where she now serves on the faculty. Anna Maria was thrilled to perform special concerts for such international dignitaries as President Gorbachev, and the King and Queen of Spain. She was also invited to play for President Clinton. She has appeared on television and in motion pictures and has performed for national radio. Anna Maria Mendieta has enjoyed playing for such celebrities as Francis Ford Copola, George Lucas, Ron Howard, and Lindsay Wagner just to name a few.
Outstanding master of the harp. I found her recording of Bocetas(Vals Muy Lento) on a National Geographic release, and was touched deeply. At my age it is good to feel alive again. I love her music and can't wait to find more. Whistle Bare
Great Teacher, May 1, 2006
I haven't seen her in several years but I studied under her from the time I was eight until I was about 16 and Anna Maria is both a phenomenal musician and a gifted educator.