I was born into a musical family. My parents were opera singers. They could have been sculptors, painters, or writers, but I feel very fortunate that music was their form of expression, as it easily became mine. Though I started piano at age six, it took me a few years to take it seriously. Thanks to the patience and encouragement I received from my parents, I was eventually able to see and feel that I was meant to pursue music as a profession.
My three degrees are all in piano: Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate. I have been very fortunate to have performed with the Puerto Rico Symphony and have given solo and collaborative recitals in Puerto Rico and Ecuador.
I care more about the learning process than processing learners. As teachers, we must always be flexible and creative, as there are as many ways to explain a particular musical concept as there are students! Each student is an individual, with his or her own learning process. It is very rewarding to me to see the sparkle and excitement a student shows after mastering a piece of music that, at first, seemed very difficult.