Testimonials

HankKnox.com“Maestra Web Design created a beautifully elegant and logically organised site for me very quickly. Keeping the site up-to-date is straightforward. And the customer service is excellent, Mary is very helpful and responsive to questions at all levels. “

Hank Knox, harpsichord
HankKnox.com

Alexander Weimann“I really love your work: It’s classy, not pretentious, very well organized, set up in a very functional way, sleek and beautiful to look at with masterful proportions.”

Alexander Weimann, conductor & harpsichordist
AlexanderWeimann.com

Cathedral Bluffs“Maestra did a great job with our website re-design – giving us exactly what we neededa professional and appealing design, easily administered by our own staff.”

Peggy Wong, Orchestra Manager
Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra
CathedralBluffs.com

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano“Mary Bella has an excellent eye for creative web design, brings a wealth of experience with performing artists and their needs and is always open to new directions and inspiration. It’s a pleasure to work with her and I highly recommend her work to everyone I meet, whether it’s someone just starting out or an established professional.”

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano
KimberlyBarber.com

MamaDances“We were very pleased with Mary’s work on our website. She helped us to keep the design process organized, she was able to figure out how to embed our customer service software, she didn’t complain about our frequent changes or our piecemeal approach to providing her with material, her turnaround time was good, and her pricing was fair.”

Rick Bercuvitz, COO & CFO
MamaDances.com

Allison Angelo, soprano - AllisonAngelo.ca“Thanks to Mary at Maestra for an amazing job! Stress-free and quick – And a beautiful website!!”

Allison Angelo, soprano
AllisonAngelo.ca

Andrew Michael Simon“After several unpleasant experiences working with other website designers, I was pointed in Mary Bella’s direction.  With her I found professional service provided by an experienced musician and web designer at reasonable prices.  I have unhesitatingly recommended to her to colleagues that have had wonderfully positive experiences as well.  All her different options are very clear and she let’s one do their own thing coupled with her expert advice only when asked for.  The basic messages of the sites are always clear coupled with beautifully designed pages. I recommend her services highly.”

Andrew Simon – AMSimon.com
Principal Clarinet, The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Laura C. Bates, LauraCBates.com“I told Mary that I wanted to promote myself professionally, but that it was very important to me to maintain a casual and chilled out vibe. She did well to balance my ideas. She managed to create a cohesive online presence for me, even though the work I do as a freelance fiddler is so all over the place.
I’m very pleased with my site!”

Laura Bates, violinist
LauraCBates.com

Maude Brunet, mezzo-soprano“Finding Mary was a real stroke of luck for me. I wanted a website for months but I had no idea how to proceed and where to even start! I knew that I wanted help from someone who was familiar with the musical world and Mary was the one! She totally understood my needs while respecting my budget. She is efficient, organized, reliable and works fast. I was delighted with the very first draft she sent me! With her good eye, she knew exactly how to capture my personality with a unique design that would enhance my photos and content. I recommend her warmly!”

Maude Brunet, mezzo-soprano
MaudeBrunet.com

“In the past few years, the web has become the most important marketing tool for arts organizations. Mary Bella understands both the power of the web and the unique needs of non-profit arts groups. She brings tremendous creativity and technical saavy to her projects, while confidently guiding clients through the maze of options. It is a pleasure to work with someone who understands music and the arts and can combine that with professionalism.”

Diane English, Exultate Chamber Singers

“Finding Mary Bella was an absolute stroke of luck for us. After several failed (and highly stressful) attempts at getting our website done elsewhere, I was apprehensive when I first approached Mary about the possibility of taking on the creation of our site. Mary quickly understood our vision and was able to bring it to fruition with her artistic flair. I found her to be completely reliable with her estimated timeframes for various phases of the project. Any changes I suggested were implemented very quickly. I found Mary to be extremely accommodating and I valued her insights about designing a better website. The entire design process with Mary went extremely smoothly and quickly.The result has been a first-class website that truly represents who we are and we are all thrilled that Mary was able to translate our vision into the reality that is cyberspace. I greatly appreciated Mary’s professionalism and her diligence throughout the entire design process. My partners and I recommend Mary Bella and Maestra Web Design services most highly.”

Flora Lim, The Flute Studio & Markham Music Academy
MarkhamMusicAcademy.ca

“I had been thinking that I should have a website for some time and when I met with family friend Liz Parker to discuss my options she suggested that I contact Mary Bella at Maestra Web Design. Mary quickly set up my domain and once I had my materials organized she designed and launched my site. We did it all over the phone and email and I am astounded at how easy the entire process was. I am thrilled with my site. For someone with so few skills in the “techie” department,  I cannot believe how easy the site is to use and maintain. My friends and colleagues have all commented on the professional and classy look of my new site. Thank you, Mary,  for a job well done.”

Kathleen Rudolph DMA
KathleenRudolph.com

“I had the opportunity to work with Mary Bella in 2009.  I heard about her from my friend Liz Parker, who had Mary design her website.  I loved it, and was excited to work with Mary.  At our first (and only) face-to-face meeting, I was impressed by her professionalism, and it was obvious to me she knew exactly what she was doing.  In fact, I knew I’d better get more organized quickly to catch up to her needs!  I was given my ‘homework’, and as soon as I gave her the information she needed, I was again impressed with how quickly things moved along.  Before I knew it, my website was up within a month or so.  I thought this kind of stuff took MANY months!!!  Mary Bella is great, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know!”

Susan Hoeppner, flutist
www.SusanHoeppner.com

“When I decided to launch my website, I stumbled across Mary Bella’s MAESTRA site and knew this was IT. It also helped that I knew many of her clients personally or professionally. I love Maestra Web Design because the sites are tasteful, elegant, and clear; they remind me of Japanese flower arrangements. I’m not fond of visual clutter, and some websites are messy. Mary’s sites are clean and simple, and easy to navigate.
I also appreciated her explanations of the technical aspect of web design and why some things do or don’t work. And it helps that Mary is an opera singer – so she truly understands the needs of performers. Working with her turned out to be a mutually collaborative effort, and I’m very pleased with the results. So if you need a stylist for your photo shoot, hire me! Then when you need your site designed, hire the Maestra!”

Liz Parker, Foundress, LIZPR
LizPR.com

“It was a great experience working with Mary at Maestra Web Design. I am really happy with how my web site turned out and Mary worked extremely quickly and efficiently. I have been recommending Maestra Web Design to all of my colleagues!”

Aisslinn Nossky, voilinist, Kirby Quartet

“Getting Mary Bella at Maestra Web Design to design our website for L’accordéoniste was the best choice we could have made. Mary has a fantastic eye for details, and gave us great advice about the look for the website. She was efficient in preparing it, gave excellent feedback (from our often vague instructions and indecisiveness!) and delivered a very professional product at an extremely reasonable price. I would use her any time the need arises in the future, and will wholeheartedly recommend her to other industry professionals. Fantastic service delivered with a smile and an expert hand. Thank you!”

Kimberly Barber, L’accordéoniste

“Mary has done a beautiful job on my website.  She was full of ideas and suggestions for the design of the site and was fantastic about taking the ideas that I gave her and transforming them into reality. I was completely new to this process and it was wonderful working with someone who has so much experience,  expertise, and patience.  Mary, thank you for all of your fantastic work!”

Heather Jewson, mezzo-soprano
HeatherJewson.com

“Mary truly captured the idea I had in my mind for a website, and created one for me that was even better than what I had envisioned. She is patient, meticulous, and knowledgeable, and truly understands the needs of a musician.  I am very thankful for her work and highly recommend her.  Thank you so much Mary!”

Su Jeon, pianist

“Thank you so much for the wonderful website you have created for me. You obviously have a flair for web design, but this time you have outdone yourself! You took my vague ideas and came up with something that far exceeds anything I had imagined. The layout makes a lot of sense, and it all looks so good! Thank you for your patience, good humour, and expertise.”

Jurgen Petrenko, organist & conductor
www.JurgenPetrenko.com

“The website looks great. I posted the link on FaceBook and I have had many compliments already. Yay! So, thanks again.. it looks fresh and fantastic!”

Krisztina Szabò, mezzo-soprano
www.KrisztinaSzabo.com

“When I decided to have my first website made, a fellow performer sent me in Mary’s direction – and the result is fantastic.  She really understands the individual requirements of each person’s site.”

Andrew Ager, composer

“Making a website seemed to me to be an overwhelming project and I put off getting started on one for years. Mary Bella made it so easy, quick and affordable. I love my website! I wish that I had called Mary years ago. One phone call a few emails and I was done, she took care of everything!”

Laura Whalen, soprano

“It was a great experience working with Mary Bella – the creative process was fun and a learning experience for both of us and the result is a website I am very happy with – visually engaging, easy to navigate and easy to update.”

Shannon Mercer, soprano
ShannonMercer.com

“Mary designed my [first] website many years ago when my career had just started to take off.  I really appreciated her advice, enthusiasm, intelligence and artistry, as I didn’t have a clear image of what I wanted the site to look like.   She built a very elegant yet understated website that I still really like to this day.  I consult Mary on a regular basis for website updates as well as for general ideas on how to bring my site to the next level.  Always reliable, Mary gets the work done quickly as promised, and is always open to changes and new ideas.  We are in the process of refreshing the design of my website and I know that Mary will once again work her magic.”

Alain Coulombe, bass
www.AlainCoulombe.com