Gabriel Vazquez
San Marcos, TX
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Gabriel Vazquez

Gabriel V.

San Marcos, TX
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Beginner, Intermediate
For the past 5 years I have been teaching cello to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. I started playing when I was 15 years old, so my experience learning the fundamentals of playing cello are still fresh in my mind. This gives me an edge in my teaching when introducing the instrument to my students. I am a member of the Lone Star Philharmonic Orchestra and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Cello from Texas State University. I can help you learn not only how to play the cello, but can ensure that you have a strong handle of the basic fundamentals, note reading, and music theory as well!

About Gabriel V.

Hello! I'm Gabriel and I began to play the cello when I was 15 years old after watching a metal band perform with only cellos and no guitars. As I began to learn the cello and play in orchestra, I grew to love classical music! I went to school at Texas State University and received two bachelors degrees in Music and German. I am now currently a Middle School Spanish Teacher and a member of the Lone Star Philharmonic. I have a lot of experience playing in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings and have performed in various venues from Texas to Central Europe. My passion in teaching is helping out beginners get the best head start possible and get them on their way to becoming phenomenal cellists!

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Kamila
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Gabriel is one of the best instructors ever. He found really interesting music for my daughters to play. He also gave them history about different composers and other background info. He taught them a lot of good techniques to help them play better. Overall, he is really inspiring and my daughters advanced a lot. He always went above and beyond. I can't recommend him enough. My daughters loved having him as their violin teacher as he helped them grow fond of music while playing their violins.

Posted Aug 6, 2020

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Experience

Spanish Teacher
Oct 2019 - Present

Austin ISD

I am the Spanish teacher at a middle school in Austin, Texas.

Cellist
May 2019 - Present

Lone Star Philharmonic

I am part of the cello section of the Lone Star Philharmonic. We are a relatively new professional traveling orchestra in Texas.

Camp Counselor
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018

Texas State String Camp

I was a camp counselor at the Texas State String Camp for 3 years and led sectionals for the beginner and intermediate cello sections as well as taught cello techniques as an elective.

Cello Instructor
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Texas State String Project

I was the lead teacher for the Cello Suzuki Ensemble class and private lesson instructor for the Texas State String Project.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2014 - May 2019

Texas State University

Bachelor of Arts in German
Aug 2014 - May 2019

Texas State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

Portuguese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Sep 2017
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
Texas Music Educators Association
Feb 2016
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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