My experience as a Spanish native goes back to years ago while growing up in Paraguay. After moving to the United States in 1986 with my parents, I realized that each Spanish speaking country has its own way of making their Spanish language sound unique. My Spanish grammar developed further as I studied English. As I mastered both of these languages, I realized that when translating both languages back and forth, the strongest element that connect both of them is the grammar. Yet there are some differences. One perfect example is the verb conjugations in Spanish. My job will be to show students clearly what the differences are, including verb conjugations.
I began studying music as a piano student in Paraguay. I studied guitar with my sister for a few years until she moved to the United States. During my study as a guitar student, I developed the perfect pitch skill. After moving to the United States with my parents in 1986, over the next several years, I studied several music lessons, including piano, cello, pipe organ, voice and harpsichord. At Asbury University and the University of South Dakota, I took music history and music theory classes. I received two piano performance degrees, Bachelor of Arts (1994) and Master of Music (1995), at Asbury and South Dakota respectively. Currently, I am employed at United Methodist Church in Romeo as a part-time church organist, where I enjoy working with my senior pastor and the church congregation.
I am looking forward to guiding students in the areas of music and Spanish due to my extensive experience in those two areas. Just as I am trained by my Primerica representatives to listen to my clients, I am ready to listen to what the students and parents have to tell me.
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