The International Teachers Program has been an initiative that we wanted to do for a long time. It was possible to start this 2021 as a result of the current situation that we live in the world since our classes are being taught in both modalities: virtual and in presence.
Being able to have teachers with extensive experience is a great opportunity for the development of our students. We have Hondurans musicians who are making us proud high with their talent in the United States. Likewise, we have North Americans who are giving us a helping hand.
Here we introduce each of our teachers who dedicate their hours as volunteers believing in the musical and social work of our program.
Director Coral, Flute and Theory Teacher
Professor Lila Villalobos completed his studies at the School De Música Victoriano Lopez in 1981. In 1993, he completed his degree from
Primary Education Teacher at the School Normal Cloth. His passion for education musical took her to work as a flute, choir, music language, music appreciation and music pedagogy teacher at the Victoriano Lopez School and the School of Application musical for more than 15 years. Great Honduran artists have passed through its halls, in which it has left a brand being this his great legacy.
After being away from teaching for a while, he has returned with new energy to continue teaching his flute, choir and orchestra classes with the students of Proyecto Uremu and the White Dove School.
Cello Master and Assistant Conductor
He began his musical studies at the Primary School of Musical Application, continuing in 2010 at the Victoriano López School of Music with cello as the main instrument and under the tutelage of the Master Cheyenne Dominguez. Erick has participated in different musical encounters and received master classes with Masters such as Luis Miguel Rojas, Michigan State University, and Paul Christopher, Northwestern State University of Louisianna.
In 2018 he joined the project as a cello teacher and is in charge of directing the rehearsals by sections of violins, violas and cellos in both nuclei of the program. In January 2019 he acquired the certificate in Orchestral conducting awarded by maestro Raul Munguía, conductor of the Pittsburg State University orchestra.
He began his musical studies at the Victoriano López School of Music at the age of 14, taking the trumpet as his main instrument under the chair of Maestro Roberto Montes. In 2007 he was the winner of the Young Soloists contest held at the Victoriano López.
Throughout his career he has played with great national and international artists such as Guillermo Anderson, Moises Canelo, Eddy Herrera, Juan Carlos Alvarado, Julia Pimentel, Gerardo Reinoso and in different orchestras in San Pedro Sula. He also participated in the 2017 "Instrumenta" International Festival held in Oaxaca, Mexico and in 2018 he was invited to participate with the Rubén Darío Symphony Orchestra of Nicaragua.
She began her instrumental study of violin in 2015 under the tutelage of director Marcela Fernández, joining as an assistant teacher at Proyecto Uremu in 2016, gaining experience over the years. Participate as a singer in events with the Core Choir Presentation Centeno and Core Primero de Febrero. She has been a piano and violin teacher at Harmony Music School since 2017, in charge of teaching orchestra and music reading classes at White Dove School for two years.
In January 2019 he obtained a certificate in Orchestral Conducting awarded by maestro Raúl Munguía, conductor of the Pittsburg State University orchestra. She is an intern for the Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the National Autonomous University of Honduras in the Sula Valley.
Professor Daniel Martínez began his cello studies at the age of nine and continued his studies at the Victoriano Lopez School of Music in San Pedro Sula. In 2001, he entered the University of Southern Mississippi on a full scholarship, where he studied with Dr. Alexander Russakovsky. Since 2006 he has been a teacher in the School District's Strings Program in Gulfport, Mississippi and in 2009, he also had the honor of assuming the position of Director of Orchestral Activities. Prof. Daniel is a member of several chamber music ensembles, including the Oaklawn Chamber Music Society and the Momentum String Quartet and is currently a member of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Likewise, since 2014, he has also served as musical director and principal conductor of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is an avid soccer fan and spends much of his free time watching club and international matches. He, his wife, Catherine, and their cat, Diesel, are big fans of FC Barcelona.
Daniel teaches cello lessons to 6 of our students twice a month via zoom.
Mario Alejandro Torres is an educator and musician originally from San Pedro Sula with a vast career in the United States of America. He is currently the Music Director of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, where he has received rave reviews for his diverse and inclusive programming and fascinating collaborations. In 2017, he was awarded a residency program with the Seattle Symphony, assisting renowned French conductor Ludovic Morlot in two seasonal concerts. As a violist he has performed as a soloist with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana, and the Pierre Monteux Music Festival Orchestra. Mario has completed two bachelor's degrees, one engineering degree, two master's degrees, and is currently a Doctor of Music candidate at the University of Washington. Together with his beautiful wife Jenny Ramos, they are proud and happy parents of MarcAndrés Torres.
Mario teaches viola classes to 2 of our students twice a month via zoom.
Professor of Violin, Viola and Teor í a Musical
Professor Keila is originally from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She began her musical studies at the Victoriano López School of Music and continued years later with maestro Oscar Barahona at his academy where she obtained a full scholarship. Keila received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Valdosta State University under the tutelage of Dr. Kristin Pfeifer Yu. She is currently studying a Master of Music Education with an emphasis in String Education at Florida State University, where she has a graduate scholarship. Additionally, Keila is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, where she is working towards her Suzuki certification. Keila's teaching experience includes the South Georgia Strings Project, Valwood Elementary School, and private violin lessons. During her time as a student, she played with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, as well as with various school ensembles such as VSU Opera, String Quartet, Piano Quartet, and String Ensamble. Keila's favorite piece is Violin Concerto no. 1 by Prokofiev. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time cooking or traveling with her husband Hunter and their two pets Bartok and Panchito.
Keila teaches him Violin and Viola classes 5 of our students and the music theory class to the brass and guitar ensemble once a week via zoom.