I began tickling the ivories when I was about four years and began formal lessons at the age of five. I went on to graduate from the University of St. Thomas where I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Spanish, graduating with honors in both fields. I have extensive experience as a professional pianist and organist, providing music for weddings, funerals, country club dinners, and other similar events. I served as the Assistant Music Director at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land, Texas, for over ten years during which time I directed the Spanish choirs and assisted with the English choirs. I am in the process of completing the Master’s in Sacred Music degree at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. I am currently working as the Director of Liturgical Music at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
I love Gregorian Chant and believe that it should have a prominent place in liturgy. I have created some chant settings of the Mass ordinaries in Spanish and am currently working on a project of setting the Spanish Propers of the Mass.
I have taught music for about fifteen years, taking on a variety of students ranging in age from four to adult. The musical knowledge of my students has ranged from beginners with no prior experience to students with several years of lessons. I have taught both privately and also in a classroom setting, teaching music history and theory for two years for the University of St. Thomas Piano Camp.