Our Teachers    

Lois Espinosa

Musical Director

Teacher Lois is a Bachelor of Music Education graduate (Major in Violin, Minor in Voice and Piano) of the University of the Philippines. She has been teaching music both in preschool and high school for more than thirty four years. Her main interest has always been conducting violin and percussion ensembles. In 2011, Mrs. Espinosa attended the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University to participate in an intensive String Academy Pedagogy Workshop under the directorship of Dr. Mimi Zweig.

The workshop incorporated the philosophies of Suzuki, Paul Rolland and Mimi Zweig. Participants also had the opportunity of applying these principles through private lessons, group teaching, ensemble playing techniques as used in concert, band, orchestral, and percussion ensemble settings, including marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, snare drum, timpani, and various concert percussion instruments (triangle, tambourine, etc.) and played in a band percussion/orchestra, percussion section and ensemble. Teacher Lois is also an accomplished singer. As a former member of the UP Madrigal Singers, she joined the company in its many tours all over the world.

Cathy Zulueta

Teacher Cathy is a Bachelor of Music graduate (Major in Piano and Music Education) of St. Scholastica's College. She is a SSCMA scholar and a recipient of the Battig Award, and award given for excellence in piano performance. She has been a PMC Music teacher for 33 years handling piano lessons, classroom music and instrumental ensemble. As an experienced Music teacher, she has handled students from 3-40 years old.

Garche Crodua

Teacher Garche, is a full academic scholar (graduated BA in Church Music, major in Voice and Choral Conducting, and minor in Piano) of the Asian School for Music, Worship, and the Arts. She has over more than 20 years of professional musical experience as a performer, music educator, recording musician, pianist, and choral conductor. Her vocal stint as an extensive professional performer with the San Miguel Master Choral, Philippine Chamber Choir, The Asian Chorale, The Himig Singers, and The Ateneo Chamber Singers, brought her to various international concert stages, local performances, and a good number of recordings. Teacher music, and studying how children learn music, and how teachers and families might best nurture each child's potential has been the life work of teacher Garche.

Bethel Joy Batayo

Teacher Belle acquired her Bachelor in Music Education with emphasis on Piano at the Adventist University of the Philippines. She has attended the Teacher's Training for the Suzuki Method for Book 1 and 2 and already certified to teach the method. Teacher Belle is an active member of her school choir. She has performed in venues such as the Philam Life and Insular Auditorium.

Veronica Eugenio, CICB

Teacher Viel is an accredited dance teacher and music educator. She has entered students in preschool ballet and grade 1 ballet under both the Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Ballet. She has received the CICB-Associate in 2017, completed the Advanced 1 ballet in 2018, and is qualified to teach from pre-primary (preschool ballet) to intermediate ballet. She has been teaching ballet for 10 years. Teacher Viel hopes to encourage students to take international exams and to have students grow in the love of dance and compete abroad.

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