Teacher Profile: Carlos Santiago

Carlos Santiago

Carlos Santiago

Instrument(s): Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice

City: Miami/South Florida


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About Carlos Santiago

Carlos Santiago has just completed his master's degree at the University of Miami, studying music education. His main areas of focus are in viola, violin, voice, and piano. A versatile and passionate educator, Carlos has worked with students of all ages and abilities.

Earning his bachelor's degree at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Carlos Santiago worked as a music theory tutor and assisted undergraduate students in 4 levels of theory and aurals classes. During his first year of his masters, he worked as the Education Liaison for Seraphic Fire, a Grammy winning choir based in Miami, FL. He worked with students in 3rd and 5th grade to prepare them for collaboration concerts during Seraphic Fire's holiday program. Carlos also worked for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, where he taught contemporary voice, violin, viola, and piano to students aged 11-17.

Mr. Santiago taught students in the orchestra at West Lab Elementary school, and has spent the past three years teaching private viola, violin, voice, and piano lessons in Miami. This past semester, He completed his student teaching internship at South Miami Middle School in the magnet choir program, teaching courses in choir, music theory, and vocal techniques.

As an active performer in viola and voice, Carlos has performed with groups such as the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra (principal violist), the West Chester University Opera Company (Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte), the West Chester University Concert Choir, the Lehigh Valley Chorale, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the FIU Symphony Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Orchestra and the Frost Symphony Orchestras at the University of Miami, and is currently a section leader in both the choir and the orchestra at Kendall United Methodist Church. Carlos has performed in choirs in Carnegie Hall, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Christ Church in Dublin. He is currently searching to be a public school music teacher while maintaining a private studio.

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