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Every faculty member of the conservatory has earned at least a Bachelor degree in Music or Music Education. Some current teachers have Masters degrees or completed Doctorates in Music.

Throughout the school year, faculty members present public recitals, performing solo or in collaboration with other faculty.

 

 Piano

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Tabitha Barattini - Piano | Theory

Tabitha Barattini began her piano studies at age five.  Her involvements in the young arts community lead her to pursue a career in piano and organ performance. Tabitha studied at Miami-Dade College and earned her Associates in Arts degree...


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Daniel Escudero - Piano

Daniel Escudero was born in Havana, Cuba in 1985. He started piano at the age of 7 and studied music in his native country until High School level in the National School of Art. As a student he won several Piano competitions both in National and International levels...

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Teofana Mezincescu - Piano

Teofana Mezincescu was born Romania. She received her first musical training at age of 5 from her mother who is also a pianist. In 1986 she moved with her family to Germany where she continued her musical education at the Musikschule der Stadt Bonn...


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Adrian Quesada - Piano | Foundation of Music

Costa Rican pianist and composer, Adrian holds a Master degree in piano performance from Florida International University in Piano Performance, where he studied with Kemal Gekic...

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Oderlyn Gutiez - Piano

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derlyn Gutiez-Bello was born in Havana, Cuba. She began her musical studies with piano in 1993 and flute in 1995 at Guillermo Tomas Music Conservatory.

She arrived to the United States in 1998 continuing her music career and obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance Suma Cum Laude (2006) from the University of Florida through New World School of the Arts College and a Master Degree in Music Performance (2009) from Lynn University...

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Lisset Marichal - Piano

Lisset, an experienced piano teacher with more than 20 years of practice, joined the Miami Conservatory of Music in 2007. She enjoys teaching and accompanying at the piano children and adults alike in all levels and also feels very comfortable teaching voice to the youngest ones...

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Monica Nordelo - Piano | Composition | Foundation of Music 

Monica Nordelo was born in Cuba and spent her formative years at Havana’s elite conservatories of music Manuel Saumell and Amadeo Roldan,respectively. She later on continued her higher musical education at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana where she pursued composition studies...

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Javier Sardinas - Piano

Javier Sardinas was born in Havana, Cuba in 1985. His musical training began at the age of 8 in the prestigious conservatory Alejandro Garcia Caturla where he studied for 7 years under the guidance of piano professor Virginia de la Osa. Later he continued his studies at the conservatory Amadeo Roldan...

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Lauren Hartman - Piano

Lauren Hartman is a soprano pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Miami. She is involved in the Opera Theater ensemble and sang the role of Fiordiligi from Cosi fan tutte in a recent scenes program...

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Alison Belinsky - Piano

Alison Belinsky began her piano studies at age eight and her vocal studies at age eleven. She attended the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in piano studies...


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 Strings

 

Dr. Isaac Casal - Cello

Known for his joy and positivity, Panamanian cellist Dr. Isaac Casal has brought international recognition to his country through his artistry. Isaac has appeared in numerous solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as soloist throughout Africa, Europe and the Americas. Furthermore, he has been recognized for his entrepreneurship and commitment to the development of young generations of musicians...

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Andres Trujillo - Violin

Andres Trujillo was born in Camaguey, Cuba in 1963. He began his musical studies at age five. In 1972, he enrolled at the Escuela Provincial de Artes, where he received violin lessons from renowned Russian Professor Emil Chalbach...


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Dr. Viera Borisova - Viola & Violin

Dr. Viera Borisova, violist, came to Florida in 1995 by way of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, Spain and the Russian National Symphony Orchestra. She eventually settled in Miami as a member of what was then the only full-time orchestra in S.Florida, the Florida Philharmonic...


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Svetlana Forte - Violin

Svetlana Forte graduated with honors from intermediate level at the Music School of Odessa in 1981. In 1986 she completed the Bachelor and Master of fine arts degree in the Conservatory of Odessa, Ukraine...


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Alain Orbiz - Cello

Alain Orbiz was born in Cuba and graduated from the internationally renowned Conservatory Amadeo Roldan in Havana Cuba. He was a member of the Opera Orchestra in Havana and won twice the first place of the annual Cello Competition...


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Vivian Torres - Violin & Viola

Violist and educator, Vivian Torres began her musical training at the age of 12. She has studied under the direction of Juilliard graduates Richard Fleischman, Paul Coletti, and Michael Klotz. Vivian obtained her Master’s degree in Music Performance from Florida International University...


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Jeffrey Kipperman - Bassist & Composer

Bassist, and composer Jeffrey Kipperman is originally from Yorktown Heights, New York. Jeffrey’s first instrument was piano, which he began playing at age three. His studies on the string bass began at age 10. Jeffrey holds a Masters in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Miami, and Masters of Music in Classical Bass from The New England Conservatory of Music...


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Guitar

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Jose Alfredo Fernandez - Guitar

A Cuban guitarist, graduated with honors from the Superior Institute of Arts of Havana, Cuba, where he obtained his ‘Magna Cum Laude’ Master’s degree in both Classical Guitar and Musicology...

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Dr. Charles Axel Ekendhal - Guitar

Dr. Charles Axel Ekendahl began playing the guitar around the age of 12 in Spain. He was involved with numerous bands, playing gigs since the age of 13 and releasing several demos and CD’s since the age of 16 with bands like Mendacity, Para, and Aghora among others...

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Federico Musgrove Stetson - Guitar

Federico Musgrove, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, started playing guitar at the age of twelve. In 2001, he moved to Miami, Florida and decided to pursue a career in music...

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Alexis Mattey - Guitar

Alexis started music studies since the early age of 7. At the age of 15, he started a rock band becoming legendary in the national scene. He graduated in the School of Music of the University of Los Andes...

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Laura Mazon Franqui - Guitar

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aura Mazón began musical studies at the early age of 6 with piano lessons by Cuban pianist and composer Ma. Matilde Alea, continuing her formative years at Alejandro Garcia Caturla elementary music school and Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, in La Habana, Cuba, where she graduated from as Senior of the Year and Summa cum Laude Associate in Arts, specialized on classical guitar and chamber music
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Voice

 
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Katherine Mohr - Voice

Katherine Mohr is a lyric soprano from Baltimore, Maryland. She began her vocal studies at the age of thirteen at Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. During her high school career, she placed 2nd in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition for two consecutive years...


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Nicole Avesani - Voice

Nicole has had a passion for music since childhood. She has been performing in choirs, shows and church since the young age of five. Her passion took her through high school and became a determining factor when considering collegiate options...

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Lauren Hartman - Voice

Lauren Hartman is a soprano pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Miami. She is involved in the Opera Theater ensemble and sang the role of Fiordiligi from Cosi fan tutte in a recent scenes program...

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Woodwinds & Brass


Alejandro Sanchez - Saxophone, Clarinet

With more than 10 Years of Experience in teaching Music, Mr. Sanchez knows how to make young musicians discover their abilities and talent. Developing a taste for the pureness of the Woodwind Instruments and make them feel the joy of playing both Classical and Jazz Music...

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Oderlyn Gutiez-Bello - Flute

Oderlyn Gutiez-Bello was born in Havana, Cuba. She began her musical studies with piano in 1993 and flute in 1995 at Guillermo Tomas Music Conservatory.

She arrived to the United States in 1998 continuing her music career and obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance Suma Cum Laude (2006) from the University of Florida through New World School of the Arts College and a Master Degree in Music Performance (2009) from Lynn University...

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Alex Weitz - Saxophone, Clarinet

Alexander Weitz, 25, is a saxophonist, woodwinds player, composer, and producer currently living in Miami FL where he has become known as a gifted, unique, and creative musical artist...

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Cameron Ghahremani - Brass

Since arriving in Miami in 2013, Cameron's has performed with the New World Symphony, the South Florida Philharmonic, the Miami Symphony and the H.M.I Orchestra among other distinguished ensembles...

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Joseph Saenz - Flute | Foundation of Music

Mr. Joseph Saenz is from New Orleans, Louisiana and currently holds a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from International University. Joseph studied flute under the instruction of Elissa Lakofsky, clarinet under Richard Hancock, oboe with Marco Navarrette, saxophone with Carlos Averhoff and the bassoon with Matthew Corey...

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Drums

 
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Bobby Thomas Jr. - Drums & Percussion

A two time Grammy winner and a world renowned percussionist, known  worldwide for his mammoth talent and innovation, Robert Thomas cannot be categorized. He is also famous for being one of the original percussionists in the legendary fusion rock band, Weather Report...

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Alexis Mattey - Drums

Alexis started music studies since the early age of 7. At the age of 15, he started a rock band becoming legendary in the national scene. He graduated in the School of Music of the University of Los Andes...

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Special Classes

 

Alex Weitz - Jazz Improvisation

Alexander Weitz, 25, is a saxophonist, woodwinds player, composer, and producer currently living in Miami FL where he has become known as a gifted, unique, and creative musical artist...

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