TEACHING

For more information about viola, violin, and music theory lessons, please contact me here.

First trial lesson is free.

I hold an online and in-person viola, violin,

and music theory studio of students

based in Chile, Venezuela, and the United States.

I am currently accepting new students

for online lessons as well as for in-person lessons

in Providence, RI and Boston, MA.

    Some of my previous teaching positions include:

  • Teaching Assistant to Carol Rodland at The Juilliard School.

  • Music Theory Teaching Fellow at The Juilliard School.

  • Morse Teaching Fellow at Opportunity Music Project and City College Academy of the Arts in New York City.

  • Viola Instructor for Viola for Non-Majors at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester.

  • Music Theory Tutor at the New England Conservatory.

Sergio teaching rhythm.

Photo by Kate L Photography

Teaching is an essential component of my artistic practice. Most often than not, I feel that I have not fully embodied a skill or piece of knowledge until I am able to teach it to someone else. At the same time, teaching keeps me honest and creative as I have to continually revisit the repertoire and skills that I engage with as a performer. I am always eager to practice after teaching! Above all, I love experiencing the joy of seeing someone make progress towards their goals and eventually achieve them. It is an honor for me to be a catalysts for my students' successes.

I believe music can be a tool for self-discovery and the development of civic values.  Beyond mere music, I convey to my students that respect, compassion, honesty, and perseverance are just as important for music making as they are for being an engaged member of a community.