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Saxophone Lessons Houston, Texas

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ERNESTO VEGA - Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone

Teaching Since: 2014
Education: Higher Institute of Art, La Havana Cuba

Ernesto Vega is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Art, La Havana Cuba, Bachelor of Music – 2005. He also attended The Music Conservatory “Jose M. Ochoa” Holguin, Cuba. He is an exceptional musician and composer of various works on clarinet, flute and saxophone. Ernesto performs regularly with the well known jazz musician, Chucho Valdez. His recently released CD – Venir al Mundo is a masterpiece that showcases his great musical talents and versatility on the woodwind instruments. Ernesto is currently collaborating with Joe Sample and is awaiting the release of yet another album. He will be performing much of this music at venues across the United States.

He formed The Ernesto Vega Quintet in 2011 and was a 2010 Young Cuban Master, Cuba – France. He has performed with bands and orchestras worldwide and been a featured performer in many notable events and festivals such as the Joe Sample Orchestra – Houston, Texas, Havana Jazz Collective, The Trinity Jazz Festival – Houston, Texas, Jazz in Marciac – France, North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam, Holland, and Lausanne Jazz Festival in Switzerland. His accomplishments are too numerous to list and he continues to write, record and perform what he does so very well. Here in Houston Ernesto teaches the piano, teaches saxophone, and teaches clarinet. He offers instruction and mentoring of students from beginner – age 5 to adult and all levels of proficiency.

Israel Sanchez - Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone

Teaching Since: 2008
Education: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Israel Sanchez is a distinguished musician and dedicated educator with roots deeply planted in Monterrey, Mexico. His journey in music began at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, where he honed his skills and deepened his love for the saxophone. With a career spanning over 15 years, Israel has not only mastered his instrument but also shared his passion with a broad spectrum of students, ranging from PreK children to adults. Since 2008, he has been inspiring and educating aspiring musicians, bringing a wealth of experience gained from collaborating with renowned artists in Mexico. His commitment to the art of music and education makes him a valuable asset to any music academy.

Karenia Garrido - Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Saxophone

Education: The Higher Institute of Arts, La Havana, Cuba
Karenia Garrido was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba playing clarinet and bass clarinet from  2010 to 2012. She joined the Houston Latin-American Philharmonic in 2013 until 2017. She is a member of the Houston Repertoire Ballet Orchestra, 2023.

Karenia is a 2006 honor graduate of The Higher Institute of Arts, La Havana, Cuba. She began her career as a member of the Holguin Symphony Orchestra, where she was appointed Pricipal Clarinet in 2004. She appeared as a soloist in 2005-2006 performing the Carl María von Weber Clarinet Concerti, No.1 and No.2.Her rich experience as a clarinetist allowed her to join the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba participating at The World’s Symphony Festival of Moscow, Russia 2010, The International Ballet Festival of La Havana and the National Symphony Orchestra first tour in the United States, performing over 22 concerts in different universities and important venues such as: Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO; Symphony Hall, Allentown,PA; Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA; Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Bronx, NY; Mahaffey Theater, St Petersburg,Fl.

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