- Levels Taught:
- Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- 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 13 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!
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.
Worked with students ranging in ages between 2-70 to further develop an understanding and appreciation for music
Enhanced students' understanding of music theory through professional resources
Collaborated with colleagues to develop an in-house methodology and relevant coursework for students
Facilitated large-scale music rehearsals and recitals in highly organized team setting
Motivated and encouraged students through positive reinforcement techniques
Was the "go-to" teacher for all jazz and jazz theory related questions
Developed a jazz methodology and program for widespread use by the entire company
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."+ Read More
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.+ Read More
Academic Fellowship at New England Conservatory of Music, one of the nation's top music schools
Since 1999, La Jolla Music Society’s Community Music Center (CMC) in San Diego’s Southcrest neighborhood has given hundreds of children their first experience in music making. 120 students from over ten area schools are given full scholarships to study music in an area where most families are not able to afford lessons. Feedback from students and parents is immensely positive and often reflects benefits beyond learning of music fundamentals.+ Read More
Carlos provided a lot of good feedback. The lesson went very well. We are thrilled to have him teach our son how to play the 🎺 trumpet.
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!
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!+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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!
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!!
Very knowledgeable, focussed, generous, and COOL! Our son is going to learn a lot from Carlos. We are delighted!
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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
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.