I have been in South Florida since 1991. Here,
I run a private music studio, still going strong. Some of my piano students have been finalists and winners in piano competitions.
I also runned for several years
an early childhood music program. This program was featured in the "Miami Herald". I also was invited as special guest
in a Spanish TV show "Primeros Pasos". There I talked about the importance of Early Childhood Music Education. This show has
been broadcast in Spain and South America.
I started to work for Miami Dade County
Public School in 1999. At my site, South Hialeah Elementary, I created the string program. I founded The South Hialeah Elementary
string Orchestra, which I conduct since its beginnings. For the last three years, we have won the First Prize at the Music
USA Festival 2001, 2002 and 2003. For 'Elementary String Orchestras'.
I also has been colaborating for the last
two years with "The South Florida Youth Symphony". There, I teach, coach and also conduct at the Orchestra Elementary Division.
I also have been trying to develop the
students interest and knowledge of the opera. In 2001, I won a grant from the "Education Fund". With this grant we wrote and
put on stage our first opera: "Lincoln". My students learned a whole lot and were terribly proud.!!!
After that we have written and put on the
stage two more children operas: "The Discovery of America" and "The First Thanksgivings". Through the "EDUCATION FUND" I have
become a 'disseminator' for the "Opera-Adventure". This has allowed me to spread the project to other educators.
In May 2003, I won the "Note Award Music Educator
of the Year". This award was given by "The Great Opera of Miami" and the Young Patroneses of the Opera". This honor allowed
me to present the "Opera-Adventure" Project to all the Dade County Music Educators.
I enjoy composing music. I have
written several works for piano, and a string quartet. I also have written many vocals arrangements for choir and instrumental
arrangements for elementary and intermediate orchestra.