Maya Consuelo Sternel, aka Donna Maya, is a Berlin based musician, sound artist, and the first female Ableton certified trainer. She plays theremin and produces urban electronic music, and has composed anything from turntable concerts for philharmonic orchestra and DJ to soundtracks, such as for Faith Akin's kurz und schmerzlos.
Her music has been released internationally on various labels. She is an active member of of the international network female:pressure, co-founder of the Ableton user group Berlin, and leader of the Berlin chapter of Beats By Girlz. Sternel studied audio engineering and has a Master of Arts in Systematic Musicology. She teaches “Pop Producing" at the university of Osnabrück and is founder of UPSTART Online Music Education.