Carlos Roldan

Carlos R.

San Diego, CA
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About

Carlos passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Carlos delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
April 2005

Hello! My name is Carlos and I can't wait to have you as a student! I've been teaching trumpet for over 10 years and have loved helping my students discover the joy of playing an instrument, and making beautiful music! I studied music at San Diego State University and the New England Conservatory of Music where I earned a degree in Music Performance and was an Academic Fellow. I'm an encouraging, patient, and lively teacher. We will be learning the basics of trumpet playing, and progressing each week with tailored lesson plans, all the while making beautiful music in the process. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Experience

Music Director
Mar 2007 - Present
SAHLUD Inc.

Coordinate public health education workshops in six different Ecuadorian communities. Manage and direct the SAHLUD Music Education Program which teaches elementary music and arts classes to children. Recruitment of volunteers.

Director
Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
Encore Music Project

Instruction and coaching of staff, overseeing the launch and teaching practices in elementary schools in Florida. Ensuring effective El Sistema classroom teaching program execution, teaching and modeling El Sistema methods. Cultivation of various income sources from private foundations, individuals, corporations, and government grants. Supervision of schedule planning, evaluation of program needs, guiding teaching artists, community engagement and public relations."

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Performing Artist
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Heart Power Performances

As a HeartPower performing artist, we program and perform concerts and educational classes to various at-risk organizations that serve youth, the mentally ill, those in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, those recovering from child abuse, and any other segment of the population that normally is not served by other music organizations.

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Education

Sistema Fellow
Aug 2013 - May 2014
New England Conservatory of Music - Boston
Music Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2011
San Diego State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Sistema Fellows Certificate
May 2013
New England Conservatory of Music

Academic Fellowship at New England Conservatory of Music, one of the nation's top music schools

Awards

Adams Project Performer’s Network
Aug 2010
San Diego State University
Paul C. Staffer Scholarship
Aug 2008
San Diego State University

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13 Reviews

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Gary Jun 10, 2017
Trumpet · Online

Axel R. Apr 2, 2017
Trumpet · Online

Today was my first lesson with Carlos and he was amazing! He is very cool and funny and I really liked him. We worked on a lesson from the book he sent me. I had a lot of fun. I can't wait for my next lesson!

Jonathan G Jan 5, 2017
Trumpet · In home

I would recommend Carlos to ANY parent looking to give their child trumpet lessons, he has been teaching my son Michael for over 3 years and he has become a dear family friend. He is patient, resourceful, and has insurmountable talent with teaching children of any age, we are blessed!

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Matt D Jan 3, 2017
Trumpet · In home

Carlos is an extremely dynamic educator, I have studied trumpet with him for over 5 years. He's well versed in both classical and jazz. Over the years Carlos has helped me strengthen my weaknesses through his hands on approach and commitment to crystal clear communication. I recommend him to students of any age and skill level. Thanks Carlos!

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Ethan Jan 2, 2017
Piano · In home

I am really happy to have found Carlos as a teacher! He has helped make practice more enjoyable and I am seeing so much improvement since switching to him. Carlos also takes the time fully explain concepts so that I have a better understanding of why we focus on certain topics. Thanks, Carlos!

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Liza N Jan 1, 2017
Trumpet · In studio

Hands down my favorite music teacher Ive ever had, carlos is super patient and knows how to fix the problems right away. He gives me weekly assignments like etudes and scales and really fun solos to play. He is the best!

Katy Jan 1, 2017
Trumpet · In home

Carlos is super knowledgeable, focused, and really fun! I have been his student for 3 years and would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to play the trumpet!!

Ben Nov 13, 2015
Trumpet · In studio

Very knowledgeable, focussed, generous, and COOL! Our son is going to learn a lot from Carlos. We are delighted!

Elaine Oct 1, 2015
Trumpet · In studio

As Carlos's colleague at New England Conservatory, I have seen him teach at programs in both the US and Venezuela. I was privileged to see many joyful students during rehearsals and lessons Carlos led, as well as hear the immense musical progress always made. Moreover, Carlos has an unparalleled commitment to and refreshing perspective on the role of music in social development. I urge any prospective student and family to seek out Carlos's mentorship.

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JohnS Sep 28, 2015
Piano · In home

I've been taking lessons from Carlos for over three years. He is passionate and knowledgable and an excellent instructor. Carlos has patience and provides easy to understand instruction; yet, he is also able to provide me with the weekly challenges I need. I can't recommend him enough!

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JohnS7 Apr 17, 2012
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I've had three lessons with Carlos. He is very knowledgable and very patient. I feel I have learned a lot already because of his ability to analyze what I'm doing and help me focus on specific things during our sessions and for my practice between sessions. As an added bonus, he's fun!

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teresab Mar 14, 2012
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inspiring

Carlos is passionate about music and it evident in his teaching. I have so much more of an understanding now because Carlos takes however long I need to "get it".Carlos has patience and discipline

JoanK Sep 16, 2011
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Carlos is an excellent teacher and I enjoyed the two lessons I had with him - and learned quite a lot. I regret that I have to put further lessons on hold because of impending surgery and look forward to resuming lessons when I am able.

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