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Fernando Cruz
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: Bachelor's of Music Jazz Studies at The University of North Florida
Performance Experience: 14 Years Performing Experience: Professional bands, school ensembles, local Florida bands, recording sessions, professional musicals, and more
Teaching Experience: 4 Years Professional Teaching Experience: Schreoder's School of Music, Don't Miss A Beat, Sandalwood High School, UNF Graduate Teaching Assistant, Private lesson studio
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that the study of music can benefit students both in school and in their future life endeavors. Music teaches responsibility, leadership, work ethic, and professionalism. When teaching, I have a passion for helping students grow on their instrument, teaching them the greatness of music and paving a path for them to guide their talent to success.

Get to know Fernando

Fernando Cruz is a woodwindist, composer, and educator. He plays and teaches saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, composition, music theory, and more, in all styles ranging from classical to jazz. He got his undergraduate degree at the University of North Florida in Jazz Studies and is currently pursuing a master's degree in music. He performs around the Florida area as a sideman in various bands, and also leads his own ensembles. In addition to his performance and teaching, he composes/arranges for varies groups ranging from small ensembles to big bands and orchestras.    

Fernando teaches at:
10991-51 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223
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