Miami Music Stars! - "Long After the Toys of Childhood are Forgotten...


Biography
Ms. Viviana R. Diaz
Instructor/Director



Ms. Viviana Diaz is an active member of the National Guild of  Piano Teachers & Teacher Division of the American College of Musicians and holds a National Guild of Piano Teacher Honor Roll for 21 consecutive years. She is also an official Steinway Educational Partner.

She began  teaching piano in Miami Florida at the age of 15 while still studying piano performance, theory, solfeggio, music history and music pedagogy with a private National Guild of  Piano Teachers American College of  Musicians piano instructor from Havana Cuba, Ms. Migdalia L. Medina.

Love of music is in her blood, she grew up surrounded by musicians and artists, she is the granddaughter of the Cuban composer Mrs. Nila Fernandez-Pujol and Mexican guitarist and lead voice from Trio Caribe and Trio Janitzio Mr. Roberto Hernandez.

Ms. Diaz has 21 years of Experience in which she has successfully prepared students for National Piano-Playing Auditions at The University of Miami through the NGPT, Stage Masters Piano Competitions, Miami Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition Performing Arts Piano Competitions as well as  Private Recitals and other shows and events.

She has taught at three private music schools; Migdalia Piano Academy, The Music Workshop and Christian Learning Center teaching kids from Pre- Kinder through High School levels and has also served as a volunteer at her Church Templo de la Biblia Abierta teaching music and arts and crafts during the Children's Summer Camp. She is currently operating her own business from home; Miami Music Stars.

  "Teaching is my passion, I love kids, I enjoy their thoughts and questions, I like dedicating all my effort to them, It's what I believe to be my little drop of  water to contribute to an ocean of a better, more creative and musical world for the next generation, it makes me happy because I feel it's what I came here to do and being a positive influence for the kids I teach makes a difference in their lives and in mine, I'ts a very beautiful thing!"

  "I believe my best aspects as a teacher are that I’m very patient, I’m very good at explaining in detail even beyond what the student needs to know at the moment, always making sure they pay attention to every detail on their music notation, like tempo and following dynamics which makes their pieces more fun to play and exciting to hear. I always make sure that the student never leaves home without understanding the lesson, I not only teach how to play, but how to practice which is the key for success for any piano student. I make sure they receive a thorough musical education, not only in the area of performing, but in the areas of theory, solfeggio, music appreciation, I nurture their love of art in general and give them many performance opportunities to shine as a Miami Music Star!”



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