Maria started playing the piano and singing from a young age, listening to her older sisters when they played music and sang. Through her interest in writing and poetry she also started to write songs. She grew up in a Swedish speaking part of Finland, so her main language was Swedish, but her fascination with other languages soon inspired her to also write in English. Her Christian faith as well as life and experiences are a big inspiration and from the start she wanted to make music that reached out to people and made them think and feel better. Even though she was writing songs, she only started to seriously look into performing and recording them when she was studying music and leadership in a Christian college in Huskvarna, Sweden. There she got to develop her musical gifts and got the encouragement to start performing her own songs more. After her time in Sweden Maria moved back to her home country to work as a church youth leader for about a year. During that year she also met up with her husband-to-be, from England, which later led to her moving there. In the UK Maria wrote more songs, played at different venues and was involved with worship in her local church. In late 2010 Maria and her husband decided to move back to Finland, where they currently live.