Maira Solis started her violin studies at the age of 12 and played in various mariachi groups leading up to high school. She graduated from Occidental College with a major in politics and music. She then graduated from USC with a Masters in Teaching. She taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District for five years in history and music. She is currently the owner of her own band, Mariachi Tierra Mia and agency, SoCal Entertainment Group. She is the mother of three children.