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BM, University of Texas-Brownsville, Music Education
2014-Performed Organ solo, San Jacinto College Scholarship Fundraiser
2009-Performed with the University of Texas-Brownsville Master Chorale in Assisi, Florence, and Rome, Italy
2009-University of Texas-Brownsville Scholastic Excellence Award
2007-Performed with the University of Texas-Brownsville Symphony Orchestra in Cholula and Puebla, Mexico
2005-Performed with the University of Texas-Brownsville Symphony Orchestra in Cholula and Puebla, Mexico
2004-Performed with the University of Texas-Brownsville Brass Ensemble at the Festival Internacional de Otoño in Matamoros, Mexico
2004-University of Texas-Brownsville All-State Music Scholarship
2004-Harlingen CISD Bob Irby Memorial College Music Scholarship
I graduated in 2009 from the University of Texas-Brownsville with a degree in Music Education. My major instrument was the French Horn, and I also began stuyding piano and organ while I was there. I consider myself to be a well-rounded musician; I performed in brass and wind ensembles throughout middle school, high school, and college. I also joined choir in college and had the opportunity to sing in concerts throughout Italy. I have also been studying organ for 7 years. Currently, I am organist at First Presbyterian Church in Galveston, TX.
I have taught elementary music, middle school choir, and high school piano and choir. I love teaching music to students, especially beginning students who have never had music before. It is a joy to see new students begin to understand what a special thing it is to be called a musician.
My varied experiences in music, from band to choir and keyboard instruments, have given me a unique perspective on teaching. I draw from all these experiences when I am teaching lessons. I understand that students are unique individuals, therefore I do not use the same method for every student. I create a tailor-made curriculum for each student based on their individual strenghts and weaknesses.
I am a very patient teacher, but I also push my students to go beyond what they believe they are capable of. I am organized and keep records of what was accomplished in each lesson. I also believe in setting realistic goals, both long- and short-term. Together, my students and I will develop a plan to reach those goals.
Ruben is a WONDERFUL teacher. He is so patient and always willing to go the extra mile for your customized learning needs. AMAZING teacher!
I llike the way he teaching
He is very good!
Ruben is very good, my boy is always looking forward to his lesson
Ruben is a very thorough teacher. He works well with my daughter. My daughter is enjoying each of the pieces she's playing. He makes sure that my daughter understand the basic and concept of music.
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