Karel

Spanish
39 years oldOther education positionsCome from CubaLiving in Beijing
Language: Spanish, English
Mandarinsimple communication

Guitar Teacher, Band Director, Curriculum Writer, Curriculum Editor
MAMA现代流行音乐艺术学院
Jul 2018 - Jul 2021(3 years)

Teaches students aged 5-55 beginner, intermediate, and advanced acoustic and electric guitar. • Manages group classes and band rehearsals with fun and engaging learning activities. • Writes the school’s curriculum from scratch while also editing previously made curriculums. • Communicating with parents and students in English and in Chinese about homework, necessary rehearsals, and student progress. • Teaches students how to play in classical, flamenco, and contemporary genres.

Musician
Beijing Zhuo Yue Bai Nian Cultural Promotion Co.,China
Jun 2016 - May 2020(4 years)

Performs in hotels, stages, and other various venues around China. • Rehearses consistently with other musicians to create an engaging performance. • Observes the style of the music the venue requests and matches this style with ease. • Uses improvisational skills to make popular music, original and engage with the audience.

Orchestral (Classical) Guitarist
Music Institute
Jan 2014 - Feb 2016(2 years)

Performs in multiple sections of a classical guitar orchestra. • Uses sight-reading and a good ear to create a unified sound. • Attentive to timing and dynamics according to the conductor’s instructions. • Practices a strong work ethic and attention to detail when working with other orchestral members.

Professor of Guitar Performance, Music History, and Music Theory.
School of Art Instructors
Sep 2007 - Jul 2009(2 years)

Teaches at-risk youth aged 12-16 guitar performance, music history, and music theory. • Plans engaging and creative lessons according to the curriculum provided by the school.Manages peaceful classroom environment through positive communication and encouragement. • Conducts at-home visits to observe the family environment. • Records youth’s progress and writes evaluations that also involved youth’s behavioral and social progress. • Maintains parent communication through monthly parent meetings.

Music Director
Provincial Council of the Performing Arts,Cuba
Jul 2005 - Oct 2007(2 years)

Composes original works and curated new renditions of previous songs for performances. • Works with singers, dancers, drummers, and guitarists with varying capabilities to maintain a fluid and impressive show. • Collaborates with the choreographer to ensure dance and music will blend in the composition. • Manages musical artists by creating schedules for rehearsals and clearly communicating each individual’s responsibilities. • Mediates disagreements between team members to build unity and trust. • Arrives to every rehearsal to lead, survey, and manage the group performance to ensure success.

I-to-I Teach English abroad
, Certificate
Jul 2019 - Aug 2020(a year)

Level 3 TEFL Certificate (120 hours)

University Cristobal Colon. Spain
, Philosophic anthropology
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010(5 months)

Philosophic anthropology

Pedagogical Superior Institute Jose Marti.
, Education
Sep 2002 - Jul 2007(5 years)

Bachelor's in Education with a Minor in Music Education

National Ballet of Cuba
, Certificate
Jun 2005 - Dec 2005(6 months)

Professional Flamenco Advanced Certification

Provincial Center of Improvement for Art and Culture
, Certificate
Sep 1997 - Dec 2002(5 years)

Associates Degree in Professional Guitar