Location: Frisco, TX
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: University of Houston - BM in Violin Performance
Ithaca College - MM in Violin Performance and Suzuki pedagogy
Mr. Gamez has completed Suzuki training in violin books 1-10. Trainers have included Mark Mutter, Rolando Freitag, Cathy Lee, Kirsten Marshall, and Carrie Reuning-Hummel
Performance Experience: As an orchestral and chamber musician, Mr. Gamez has performed with the Houston Heights Orchestra, Brazos Valley Symphony, the Woodlands Symphony, and the Bayou City Symphony. In past summers, he has participated in the Texas Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.
Teaching Experience: Mr. Gamez has been teaching privately since 2012. His students have have won principal positions in the Texas Music Educator’s Association region orchestras and have scored superior ratings in Univeristy Interscholastic League and New York State School Music Association contests. Mr. Gamez’s students have also performed in and held principal positions in the Houston Youth Symphony and the American Festival for the Arts orchestra.
Teaching Philosophy: Additionally, Felix has coached chamber ensembles and sectionals and given workshops at several schools in the Greater Houston area. He served as a graduate assistant at Ithaca College where he taught undergraduate private and group string classes and was a teaching assistant at the Ithaca Talent Education School.