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Maui Preparatory Academy in West Maui.

Mary Anne recognized the need for a private grade school and college prep school in early 2000 as Maui began to attract young families. She and her husband, Nam Le Viet, also an agent with Hawaii Life, are original founding members of Maui Preparatory Academy located in West Maui, which has become a magnet for these young families. Since the first 36 students enrolled at Maui Prep in September 2005, the school has grown into a world-class college preparatory academy that embraces differences in culture, ethnicity, race, religion, and economics, with strong academics, athletics, social values, and community commitment. Mary Anne and Nam are most proud of being members of the Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Maui Prep, a school whose students are from all over the world.

Mary Anne and Nam open their home, and grand Bösendorfer piano, to musicians who support the arts on Maui. Partnering with Jazz Maui and Art Education for Children Group (AECG) — a non-profit organization that provides afterschool programs for kids, the Le Viets have hosted numerous performers such as Arturo O’Farrill, a two times Afro-Cuban Jazz Grammy Award winner, Tommy James, Director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ictus Band, Luis Romano Quartet and Mike Lewis. From time to time, classical music professionals, such as members of the San Francisco Symphony, will stop by to play for local music associations.

Mary Anne & Nam welcomed Maui Jazz at their home.

Once more, last Friday, the Le Viets welcomed Jazz Maui with world renowned Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, Katie Thiroux, Matt Witek, Paul Contos, and six young promising talents. They hosted 70 people at their home in Kaanapali Golf Estate for a private concert benefiting AECG. This year, the association opened its first Jazz Camp. This educational event is designed for aspiring young musicians (13+) of all skill levels looking to unleash their creativity and explore the beauty of Hawaii. Instruction included ensembles, master classes, electives and concerts from the award-winning faculty. Daily music curriculum was enhanced with Hawaiian immersion activities including Luau, snorkeling, beach time, history tours, and more.

Furthermore, the faculty is comprised of professionals who have performed at numerous prestigious venues including Birdland, Monterey Jazz Festival, The Blue Note, Montreux Jazz Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall and tours in Asia, Europe, South America.

About the Author

Mary Anne Fitch

Mary Anne Fitch is a REALTOR Broker, BIC with Hawai'i Life. MAUI LUXURY TOP-PRODUCING REALTOR® BROKER An exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, Mary Anne Fitch introduces you to the finest oceanfront, beachfront and golf course addresses on West Maui, Hawaii. Since 1988, Mary Anne has sold over $750 Million in real estate transactions. Mary Anne’s current listing portfolio of exclusive, oceanfront Maui estates is valued in excess of $150 million. The island's top-producing broker for over 30 years, Mary Anne joined forces with Hawaii Life, the statewide leader in luxury listings and sales and one of Hawaii's largest brokerages. "Our decision was based on the synergy and collaborative way that Hawaii Life does business. They are very forward thinking and tech-driven, so we gained many advantages. Now I can simply focus on what I do best, which is exceeding my clients' expectations." Mary Anne is the Maui Director of Hawaii Life One, a collection of the most exclusive listings statewide. Hawaii Life benefits from an exclusive, statewide affiliation with world-renowned Christie's International RealEstate, a global brand that dates back 250 years. Mary Anne's clients benefit from her strong negotiation skills and an unsurpassed knowledge of the West Maui real estate market resulting in the highest level of client satisfaction. Mary Anne will extend to you her tradition of expertise, professionalism and integrity to insure that she is successful in helping you fulfill your Maui dream. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 250-1583.

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