Location: Alexandria, VA
Speaks: English, Spanish
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano
Education: I received a diploma in classical piano at the Instituto de Cultura y Arte in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, and I have a diploma in Creative Writing: music and lyrics from the Eduardo León Jimenes Cultural Center, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Additionally, I auditioned and was selected to participate in the Berklee on the Road Santo Domingo 2015 program at the National Conservatory of Music.
Performance Experience: I have more than 10 years experience playing for and directing music ministries in the church. With many different groups, I have played in a variety of live shows and festivals, one being La Fiesta de la Música organized by the French embassy in the Dominican Republic. Additionally, I have experience participating in the recording and production of songs and albums within recording studios during my time with the reggae/fusion group Conuko Band Roots.
Teaching Experience: was a piano instructor at the Instituto de Cultura y Arte, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic for 5 years, I also taught music theory and history to children and adults. I was simultaneously a teacher at the Triad Music School where I taught piano, guitar, bass guitar and drums. I have experience giving music classes individually both in person and online.
Teaching Philosophy: The music for me is a very powerful form of expression. I want my students to discover their own voice through this art. My classes are focused on developing in students the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that allow them to expand their creativity. I encourage my students to share their music and creativity outside of the classroom.