About Marisa

Marisa Torrieri (aka "Marisa Mini") is a writer, guitar teacher, and musician who lives in Stamford, CT -- just a short train ride from New York City!

The Silver Spring, Md., native moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., after fetching a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill. Today she sings and strums guitar for her solo alter ego Marisa Mini & The Underage Hotties, and her all-girl cover band Guitar Girls Undercover.

She teaches on Sundays at Brooklyn Guitar School, and on weekdays in Fairfield county. She has also taught guitar and vocals at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn, and The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon.

By day, she is also an award-winning journalist who writes about healthcare regulations and health IT for Physicians Practice. She also freelances for The Patch community news sites in Fairfield County.

Marisa has written and edited for dozens of media outlets, including Metromix New York, The Baltimore Examiner, Venus magazine, DailyCandy, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post.

Marisa enjoys going to rock shows, running, Bikram yoga, road trips, and playing music.

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