MariElle Sorenson resides near Tampa, Florida.  She is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist that has performed in dozens of cover bands, well known Southeast Tribute Bands, and duo & solo acoustic shows.  She has written and recorded songs that have appeared in BBC television programs, and continues to write and record rock, acoustic and experimental music.


Mari became immersed in music the age of 5 years old taking classical piano lessons through her early teen years. She switched to guitar at age 15 and writing her own songs at age 17.  Her father inspired her further by getting her a 4 track recorder to record her songs, which opened her up to the art of recording.  She played in bands in her late teens and early 20s in the Philadelphia area eventually landing  in an all female act playing original songs that she and her bandmates penned.  The band received recognition from Bon Jovi's audio engineer and the band was offered a spec deal.  


Mari moved to Florida in the late 90s after having a family and decided to teach what she knew.  She was an assistant Course Director for Audio Workstations at the World Renowned Full Sail University while engineering Sunny Paxson's songs for an upcoming release. She taught AVID Pro Tools at colleges and universities becoming one of the few female Expert Certified Instructors in Music.

Mari now teaches privately with the dream of giving a life long gift to others of music.  She has studied with Michael Angelo Batio and also was a student of guitar virtuoso Alex Skolnick.  She currently works on improving her guitar technique and playing with Metal Blade artist and Madonna's long time touring guitarist Monte Pittman.


Most recently Mari has performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, Roger Fisher of Heart and his band The Human Tribe, in Seattle Washington.

She is now part of Blues Rock singer Gema Pearl's band based out of Marco Island, Florida and will start touring in the summer of 2021.


Photo by Neal Nachman

Photo by Neal Nachman