Humberto Gonzalez

Humberto G.

Greenbelt, MD

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Native speaker from Mexico City. I have a Bachelor's Degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. I have 15 years of experience teaching students worldwide, especially to English and Japanese speakers. I can clearly explain complex Spanish grammar rules such as subjunctive, ser vs. estar, feminine and masculine adjectives, etc…I teach Command Spanish to adults from different professions. For example, law enforcement personnel, ambulance personnel, social workers, firefighters, dental assistants, construction supervisors are some of the courses offered through the Command Spanish method.
I am a certified Trainer Professional and a certified Command Spanish Instructor.
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Humberto teaches



Humberto delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
February 1995

My name is Humberto and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1995 and I enjoy helping my students achieve their playing goals. I graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico city and earned a degree in violin performance. I was awarded full scholarship to continue my violin studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. I'm a organized and professional violin and viola coach and my coaching style is friendly but structured. I am passionate about helping my pupils achieve their violin or viola goals. I look forward to helping you reach your goals. I specialize in adult beginner training.


Sep 2015 - Present
District of Colombia Chamber Orchestra

Playing in the DCCO in the viola section.

Oct 2012 - Present
Montgomery County Symphony Orchestra

Playing in the orchestra since October of 2012 in the violin and viola sections.

Oct 2004 - Jun 2012
Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra

Played in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra professionally for 8 years while teaching High School AP Spanish and String Orchestra.

Aug 1999 - Sep 2004
University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Awarded full scholarship to continue my studies of violin at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Played in the USM Symphony Orchestra for four years.

Jan 1997 - Jun 1999
Mexico's Navy Symphony Orchestra

Played in the Mexican Navy Symphony Orchestra professionaly for three years

Mar 1991 - Jun 1999
National University of Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Played in the OFUNAM orchestra professionally for 8 years.

Nov 1987 - Feb 1991
Coyoacan Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Played in the orchestra for four years as a member of the first violin section

Mar 1982 - Oct 1987
National Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra

Played in the National Conservatory of Music orchestra for 5 years as a member of the first violin section. And in several chamber music groups.


Teacher of Languages Spanish
Jul 1994 - Sep 1998
University of Southern Mississippi
Violin Music Performance
Sep 1985 - Aug 1989
National Conservatory of Mexico


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certified Trainer
Apr 2018
Crisis Prevention Institure

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Program

CPR/First Aid Certified Trainer
Jul 2016
Health and Safety Institute

Command Spanish Instructor
Feb 2010
Command Spanish

Trainer Professional
Oct 2005
University of Southern Mississippi

Photos & Videos

Washington D.C.

Practice time


Photo by Humberto G.

October 2017

February 2018


15 Reviews

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Micaela Aug 7, 2018
Violin · In home

Humberto was excellent with my daughter in her first class. He was engaging, instructive and so helpful. Excited to continue!

Maeve Jun 23, 2018
Violin · In home

Very good first lesson!

Kelly Apr 13, 2018
Violin · In home

OMG my excitement is through the roof after my first lesson with Humberto! I can't even get my feet to touch the ground. I am an adult, basically starting from scratch picking up my violin for the first time in 20+ years having played for a year as a kid. I was so nervous, and feel silly starting at such an elementary level, and Humberto's instruction was not only expert, but his enthusiasm was completely genuine. He was authentically supportive every step of the way and thrilled at every moment of progress. His infectious smile made me feel so safe being a novice starting over and so excited for my next lesson...which he's not teaching me in Spanish since he learned I need to practice my dusty Spanish skills as well! Couldn't recommend him highly enough, love love love Humberto and can't wait til next week's lesson!

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Sandhya M. Dec 29, 2017
Viola · In home

I'm so pleased that we found Humberto to be my daughter's violin teacher last spring. She's clearly improving and expanding her skills. We also notice that she enthusiastically practices between weekly lessons. This excellent learning experience would not have been possible without the high quality teaching.

Our daughter has recently switched to Viola and I've no doubt she will continue to learn and enjoy learning from Humberto as she has already done with the violin.

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Olivia May 23, 2017
Violin · In home

I'm 14 and Mr. Humberto treats me like an adult. Mr. Humberto is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and patient. He slowly squeezes out all the bad habits that I had and puts good techniques in their place. He pushes me to be a better violinist. I am enjoying my time under Mr. Humberto's direction.

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Heather G. May 2, 2017
Violin · In home

Humberto is one of the best violin instructors I have ever had. On our first lesson he came in with a smile stretching to his ears, and upon hearing me play immediately knew all the things that was wrong with my posture, playing, tone, rhythm and other problems as well. Ever since the first lesson, I have been making rapid improvements. Humberto is a great teacher and a swell guy, I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for violin lessons. -13 year old boy

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Claudia Apr 3, 2017
Violin · In home

I have enjoyed Humberto's lessons very much. He is a great teacher. He gave me specific exercises to improve the areas were I am weaker. I can see all the improvements I have made since I started. I totally recommend taking classes with him

Samar Jan 17, 2017
Violin · In home

It was absolutely GREAT experience.
Humberto is always supportive and ready to help and answer questions.
I am so excited to continue my violin lessons with him :))

Kelly Dec 20, 2016
Violin · In home

Great instructor with a positive attitude. I have seen a significant increase in my playing ability since working with Humberto.

Mohamed B. Sep 24, 2016
Violin · In home

I am an adult who wanted to learn an instrument for years, but never had the time to. Coming into the lessons, I had zero musical knowledge. Starting something I knew nothing about was the greatest barrier for me. What I loved about Humberto was how he eased me into learning. He is patient, understanding, and supportive. Would defenitely ask for the lessons again.

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Faviola G. Sep 21, 2016
Violin · In home

Humberto is a very patient and motivating teacher, I look forward to my 2nd class.

Erik A. Jun 15, 2016
Violin · In home

Humberto is the greatest!

Sandy Jan 31, 2016
Violin · In home

Wow! What a great experience it has been with Humberto. I wanted a teacher that was passionate about the violin and I had a feeling that that was Humberto when I was selecting an instructor. I was right!!! His methodology and teaching style has me excited to practice, excited to learn and excited to see him every week. He is all about my progress and understanding and encouraging my own passion to play. As an adult, you always hear that, oh, you know, you'd be better off as an eight year old learning a new instrument than as a mature adult. Let me say that you can do anything you want to do at any age as long as you have the desire. Humberto has made my desire a reality and has put me on a path of what I think will be a long relationship with the violin and with -- happily, if I may say -- Humberto! To anyone out there looking for a good instructor, I highly, highly recommend Humberto.

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sandra J. Dec 3, 2015
Violin · In home

Humberto is an excellent tutor. He is very knowledgeable and finds ways to help me learn and keep me motivated!

Kim Oct 24, 2015
Violin · In studio

Humberto was the perfect instructor for my elementary school aged son! He taught with an ideal combination of firm professionalism and rewarding praise. My son always looked forward to the lesson time and my husband and I were very pleased with the results. We loved the recitals where we were able to see our son not only perform with other students but actually play the violin in front of an audience with confidence!

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