David Hidalgo is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Miami/South Florida, and has been making music and performing from a young age. He has studied music at every level of his education and continues to pursue this path. David is in multiple original projects, where he plays a different role in each band and has performed at venues all throughout the county. He has also done several tours throughout Florida, as well as touring in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana such as Baton Rouge and Galliano. David has performed at many world renowned events such as TED Talks, Sofar Sounds, Art Basel in Wynwood, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and more. As his passion carries him, he is frequently appearing on radio shows and performing with many other local artists.
Eva Moreno began her music career at the age of 9 when she joined the Youth and Children’s Orchestra system in Venezuela, where she would eventually become a teacher for flute and the woodwind section of various orchestras. She attended L’Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice under the guidance of Maxence Larrieu in 2007, and attended Charterhouse Music Festival in England under the guidance of flautist Susan Milan in 2008. Throughout her career, Miss Moreno has also completed Master Class traning with many incredible performers, such as Philippe Bernold, Michael Bellavance, Alexa Still, and David Formisano. With over fifteen years of experience as a teacher, Miss Moreno is looking forward to using her talents and experience to nurture a love for music in students of all ages.
Senegal Apostolo has been fueled by the power of music his whole life. A graduate of Florida International University’s music school, he has experience playing Rock, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Neo-Soul and various other genres. Senegal is an established player on the South Florida live music scene, gigging frequently throughout venues in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. His musical abilities have led him to play with many notable artists in numerous cities and venues, including New York and Suriname, where he performed as a headliner in the 2014 Suriname Jazz Festival. He also played in the 2017 Miami Jazz Festival. Senegal loves sharing his passion for music with his students and believes that music is the one true way to find yourself and know your heart.
From a very young age, Jennifer has always been drawn to music. She was accepted at the Ernesto Lecuona Elemental Music School where she specialized in clarinet and piano, and she continued her education at the Samuel Feijoó Professional Art School in Villa Clara, Cuba, where, in 2007, she debuted as a solo clarinetist in the distinguished theater La Caridad, playing a rigorous program with music from Mozart, Brahms, Camille Saint-Saëns, and many more. Jennifer graduated as an Instrumentation Soloist and Teacher of Clarinet and Piano. She gained experience as a teacher on both instruments, teaching elementary and middle school students in several conservatories in Cuba while performing in a local Symphony Orchestra. Jennifer was also a member of a prestigious septet of traditional Cuban music for seven years. In this septet, she performed as clarinetist, vocalist and musical arranger, performing an extensive tour in 2010. Upon her return to Cuba, she became a staple of the popular International music festival known as the Festival de la Trova Pepe Sánchez for several years. Now in Miami, Jennifer aims to continue excelling as a musician and looks forward to sharing her musical knowledge with her students.
Jorge is a singer, composer, musical arranger, producer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist. he has taught and played music for over 30 years. He studied in Venezuela and was part of several groups with which he traveled around the world. He has recorded with many artists, such as Simon Diaz, El Cuarteto, Ensamble Gurrufio, and “Pasacalle” of the Bigott Foundation, among others. Since 2007, he has been living in the US and playing with other musicians like Negroni’s Trio, The Decotones (a jazz vocal quartet), Leo Quintero, C4-trio, Robert Quintero, Antuilo Mora, Hernan Matute, Carlos Puchi, Mauricio Rodriguez, Orlando Landy Mosqueda, Gilbert Valladares, and many other artists local to South Florida.
Aryam was born in Habana, Cuba and grew up in Miami. He began studying cello at the age of 9 with Maria Salas, a well-renowned cellist from El Sistema in Venezuela. Under her guidance, Aryam played as a soloist with the International School of Music Orchestra in 2012, and was a part of the New World Side-by-Side program, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, and the All-State Orchestra. Aryam debuted as a soloist playing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Arts and Minds Symphony Orchestra and was later recruited to the Miami Arts Charter School by Aleksandar Djuric, a Julliard graduate, where he served as principal of the cello section. He is currently continuing his education with aspirations of becoming a world-renowned soloist and orchestra director.
Ruben Cardenas is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who has been involved in music for most of his life. He studied for part of his degree at the Berklee College of Music and then came back down to his home town and finished the remainder of his degree in Miami. As a drummer Ruben has performed along side various big name acts such as hip hop artist School Boy Q and also performed at world renowned events such as TED TALKS. As a DJ he’s played at some of the most famous night clubs in Miami such as Cameo & Club Space and gained the support of top tier electronic acts such as Tiesto, Borgore, and Steve Aoki’s record label, Dim Mak Records. As a producer Ruben has signed several deals with major labels such as Universal, Island Records (a division of Universal Music Group) and Warner Brothers as well as sparked the interest of Sony and Atlantic Records with his productions. Between the knowledge of the various instruments he plays & his production skills in the studio, Ruben has developed himself into a very well rounded.
Jorge Barnet has more than 30 years teaching. He teaches several styles of music including: Blues, Jazz, Classical, Brazilian, Latin, Rock and Pop with different techniques for finger Style and/or Pick Style on different types of guitars like Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, Steel string and Nylon String guitars. In 1981, he concluded his Diploma in Professional Music with his Major in Electronic Music and Guitar as his main instrument at Berklee College of Music, Boston and his Master in Music Education at IPS, Setubal, Portugal (Class of 2012). Jorge Barnet has played in different music settings as solo, backing up singers and soloist instrumentalist as well as different size music combos. The purpose of the lessons are to learn something musical in each lesson that will become a new building block for the next one as we build our music vocabulary. About himself, Jorge says: ”Perhaps I am a composer and arranger that loves to play guitar. Perhaps I am a guitarist that loves to compose and arrange. Anyhow I am a guitarist that loves to play and perform live. I also share the joy of music through teaching, helping others to give their steps to walk in to find their own way into music.”
Gregory Barnum is a Miami native and a product of Miami Dade County Public Schools. His musical talents have taken him to Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles performing with several professional artists. Greg studied at the University of Miami and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. His instrument of choice is the drum set. Greg is active in the gospel music scene in Miami and also plays with various other performers of different genres. He is the founder of “Soul Inc.” a ten piece R&R cover band that performs at corporate events, music festivals and private affairs.
Elena has always had a great passion for music since childhood. Having studied with Wagner Music Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, she has received extensive training and knowledge and has been certified to teach her craft. As an instructor, she has taught piano and music theory for students of all ages, and also served as a teacher at Henry M. Flagler here in South Florida. Elena is currently working with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, assisting in Concert Band and Orchestra. When it comes to teaching, she believes that positive reinforcement and motivation is the way to keep students focused and engaged, and she is committed to contributing to each student’s success by helping them progress at their own pace while encouraging their passion for music.
David Fernandez began playing the violin at the young age of 6. After years of schooling, much practice and magnificent development of his talent and musicianship he began playing on stage along side famous persons, such as: Placido Domingo. As a violinist in the Miami Symphony Orchestra and as a teacher of the violin and viola he continues developing his skills. Now you can learn how to play violin with one of the youngest and greatest players in Miami.
Christian is a Berklee School of Music graduate with over 15 years of experience both performing and instructing fine arts. His extensive education has afforded him the opportunity to learn how to play and teach a variety of instruments. These include saxophone, clarinet, guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, and voice. In addition to his instrumental expertise, Christian has studied various songwriting and arrangement techniques. He has integrated these into his method of teaching and has a special love for creativity. His professional career has seen him perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall under the direction of the great choral composer Z. Randall Stroope and placed him in the studio with contemporary greats like Inner Circle of “Bad Boys” fame.