Every ambitious student needs a mentor
Here at the South Florida Conservatory of Music our teachers are highly experienced in all styles of music and work cohesively together as a team to provide a stable platform for students of all levels to reach their individual goals.
Located in the Heart of Hollywood, the South Florida Conservatory of Music have some of the best musicians and Instructors in South Florida. Our entire team work together to create a welcoming environment for all people to come and see our school. We can’t wait to meet each and every one of you!
Meet The Team
Mezzo-soprano, Katherine Alexander, began teaching voice in 2010 in Miami, Florida.
She grew up in a wonderful mix of cultures created by her Latin mother and
Mediterranean father and always showed great passion for music and the arts...
Alexander Bonner is a tenor from Boca Raton, FL who began teaching in 2018. He has been studying music since 5 years old. He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Boston Conservatory and his Master of Music in Opera Performance from Binghamton University...
Mrs. Balass has been a private teacher since 2014. As a devoted musician, she has a long history of using music as a tool for social integration, education, and healing...
Blake Cabrera began teaching piano in 2018. He is an up-and-coming classical pianist and composer. He began learning piano at the age of twelve and composing at fourteen. He has won multiple piano competitions including the Manolov International Piano Competition based in New York, the South Florida International Piano Competition, and the Sempre Musick Competition...
Taylor Shea is a Miami-based violinist and violist from Billings, Montana who began teaching in 2020. An avid orchestral musician, he has had the privilege of performing under the batons of such luminaries as Gerard Schwarz, Barbara Hannigan, John Adams, and Marin Alsop. He has performed as principal violist of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Penn State Philharmonic, New Jersey Sinfonietta, Eastman Philharmonia, and the Young Artists Orchestra of Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute...
Mariangel is an emerging musician. She has been teaching since 2020. Additionally, she has been immersed in music since childhood, born and raised in Venezuela. Her love for the arts brought her to start her more formal music training early, in high school in the US, attending the Academy of Arts and Minds, Coconut Grove, FL...
Mauricio Silva is a world-class professional musician and esteemed educator with over 20 years of training and experience in the realm of music...
I began teaching in 1998. My profile includes comprehensive training in cello performance, broad international exposure, extensive teaching experience, and 15 years of managing an international music festival and non-profit foundation..
Eric received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, with a full scholarship and winning outstanding performer award...
Juan Upegui is a Colombian-born classical pianist with many years of teaching experience. He began private teaching in 2015. He completed his Associate degree at Indian River State College in 2017 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude...
Collin's performing experience is extensive for a guitarist of his age. He has toured across much of America and Spain as a soloist and as a part of various ensembles in festivals such as “Austin City Limits”, “CHAMBERart Madrid”, the “Celedonio Romero Guitar institute”, in addition to a recent solo tour of Oklahoma and Florida...
As a trumpet player and saxophonist , he was won multiple awards throughout his career. He was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and has recorded on many records...
Jeff has been a percussion/drumset instructor since 1991. In his career he has taught over 800 private students of all ages and experience levels in all areas of percussion...
Mark has taught students ranging in age from 4 to 75. And during this time, he honed his successful student-centered teaching method that combines the traditional method of learning an instrument with behavioral psychology and contemporary studies on how people learn...