Meet Maya Zita
I started studying classical music and theory at the age of 7 after my talent was discovered in a talent show. I started writing music for fun at 11 and have never stopped since. I began studying opera at 12 and I plan to make it a career when I am older. I began studying at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in 2016 where I extensively learned music history and theory. I participated in the choir’s performances as a chorus member and a soloist on many occasions, I was the school’s jazz band singer for my second last year and played one of the lead roles in the musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat”. Throughout high school I also participated in Viva Singers Toronto as a main chorus member and chamber chorus member, as well as Beach Hill Choir. I started recording for one of Harrison Fine’s clients at FINE Production studios which was just below the Kensington Sound studio. Harrison and I became friends and have been working together ever since. He’d write the instrumentals and I would write the lyrics and melodies of the songs. When we made “Ouija Board” a couple years back, he showed it to Ben Pelchat who really brought the song to life. I decided to also make some visual art for the cover and music video because it’s always been a passion of mine. Recently this year, I started attending Metalworks Institute to expand my knowledge as an artist and I plan to continue studying and releasing music.
It has definitely been a bumpy road. Music can be very expensive and it hasn’t always been something that is affordable. My family situation has been complicated from time to time and so I had to work very very hard to jumpstart my career as an artist. I had to deal with some toxic relationships and bad influences. I still struggle with the financial aspect of music, but I am determined to continue living my dream.
I am a singer/songwriter, artist and model. My main thing is my career as an artist and bringing my original ideas to life musically and visually. I am known for my unique voice, look and my love for music, art, and fashion. I am most proud of the fact that I have pursued my career as an artist despite the risk it entails.
I define success as happiness. Whether a song blows up or not doesn’t matter to me, it’s more so about my own personal opinion of the work. If I have created something I am proud of and genuinely enjoy, I would consider it a success.