Yamilet Trujillo

Yamilet T.

Orlando, FL
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Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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About

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Yamilet delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2008

Yamilet realized her love for music at the early age of 7, after singing along with children's television shows and joining her elementary school chorus. She was also a member of the Orff ensemble and in the 4th grade began learning to play the violin. Using that background knowledge, she began to teach herself piano. In the 5th grade, she switched to cello. Although she has always had an insatiable curiosity with musical instruments (playing as many notes as she can figure out on harmonica, guitar, recorder, clarinet, double bass, viola and even water-filled glasses) she has stuck with the cello for almost 15 years.

Yamilet is a Dr. Phillips High School alum, where she was accepted into their Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 2010, studying with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra members Barbara George and Laurel Stanton. She recently completed her Master of Arts degree in Music Performance. In that time, she performed with the UCF Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Laszlo Marosi, and was the principal cellist for over 5 years. She also played with the UCF Chamber Ensemble, String Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and sang in the Women'€™s Chorus and Opera Workshop.

Locally, Yamilet has performed with the Space Coast Pops Orchestra under the direction of Richard Hayman, alongside guest artists including Carol Stein, Copeland Davis, and Valerie Pernice. She has also played alongside well-known artists/bands such as Jodi Benson, Mana', Kansas, and Classic Albums Live. Yamilet also enjoys performing and recording for local bands and artists such as Urbe Prima, The Drive to Uqbar, Ratham Stone, Stockholm, Hoyle, James Roquemore, and Edgar Junior.

*** Lesson Details ***
My job as a teacher is to help you learn everything you need to know about playing your instrument, and really perfecting your technique. I like to use the Essential Elements for Strings book because it is straight-forward and lets you move at your own pace. Once you are proficient enough with the basics, we may move on to the Suzuki Solo books and take time to be able to get each piece to a performance-ready level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide music stands, appropriate seating, and supplemental music. I expect the students to have their own instrument and necessary accessories (rock stop, rosin, shoulder rest).

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Folk, Classic Rock, and Pop

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Experience

Elementary Orchestra Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
OCPS

Beginner Strings classes for 4th and 5th grade students.

Principal Cellist/Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present
Violectric, Inc. / Violectric Education Program

Violectric is a 7-piece band made up of a string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, bass), keyboards and drums, specializing in Classic Rock music. The band tours all around the world not only to perform public shows or for private parties and corporate events, but also to educate and perform alongside school orchestras.

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Violin/Cello Instructor
Sep 2010 - May 2015
A Gift for Music

A Gift for Music is a non-profit organization that provides free violin and cello classes to students in Title 1 elementary schools in Orlando.

Education

Master of Arts
Aug 2010 - May 2013
University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2006 - May 2010
University of Central Florida

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Cello Unit 1
Jun 2017
Suzuki Association of America

Teacher's Certification
Jul 2013
Orange County Public Schools

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas
Apr 2016

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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Photos & Videos

Performing a student composition at UCF.
Arrangement for piano and cello, based on The Piano Guys' cover.
Performing for a private event

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Performing for an awards ceremony

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Performing for an outdoor wedding

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On stage with Classic Albums Live

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9 Reviews

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bella Aug 17, 2018
Violin · In home

Yamilet was super attentive and really made the lesson interesting for her. We are so very excited to continue with her!

Kaitlyn C. May 13, 2016
Violin · In studio

So far she has been great!

Sydney Feb 20, 2016
Viola · In home

Great first lesson!

Sophia R. Nov 4, 2015
Cello · In studio

Yamilet is very sweet and knowledgeable. My daughter is really enjoying her.

Jennifer K. Aug 31, 2015
Cello · In studio

Very knowledgeable and patient. Absolutely recommend!

Casey Gates Jul 24, 2015
Cello · In studio

Patient and instructive. Let's you grow at your own pace.

Graysen B. Jul 14, 2015
Cello · In home

Very patient and knowledgeable instructor.

Joesph H. Jun 9, 2015
Violin · In studio

Yamilet is quick to understand what the student needs to work on, and is always encouraging in their efforts. I would recommend her for any age of students as her lessons are challenging, fun and engaging.

Coral E. May 26, 2015
Cello · In home

Super patient. Makes you feel at ease.

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