Burmaka began singing Ukrainian songs while studying in a guitar class in a musical school. In 1987, she entered the faculty of philology of Kharkiv University of Karazin. A year later she started composing her own songs on the Ukrainian poetry.
Then she became "silver medalist" of the Chervona Ruta festival.
The "Kobza" firm released an audio-cassette with her guitar songs. In January 1992, the Canadian record company "Yewshan" released Burmaka’s first Civil Defense album titled Maria.
Burmaka released a new album in 1998 entitled Znovu lyublyu (In Love Again). The presentation of the record was special: Burmaka invited her closest friends and the press to the 17-18th century icons hall in the National Fine Arts Museum, where an acoustic guitar concert was given.
She presented her new songs accompanied by the guitar only.