Mrs. Inda R. Gonzalez is an experienced piano teacher and highly skilled musician. Teaching students of all ages for more than twenty years, she has shown her passion and dedication to the pursuit and development of fostering not only excellent music skills, but discipline that translates to so many other pursuits in life.
As a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers since 1987, Mrs. Gonzalez is also committed to nurturing a long lasting love for music making and development of performing and listening tools which enable students to a lifelong appreciation of music. In addition, her instruction prepares students who are interested in the pursuit of professional music careers, instilling a sense of discipline and commitment to meriting artistic achievement.
A native of Havana, Cuba, Mrs. Gonzalez began her piano studies at the age of 8, taking lessons with legendary Cuban pianist Zenaida Romeu. Soon after, she entered “Manuel Saumell Conservatory” and started participating in National Elementary Level Piano Competitions, wining prizes, honorary diplomas, building a reputation as one of the most promising young students of her generation. Continuing her studies at the prestigious ”Amadeo Roldan National Conservatory” in Havana City under distinguished professor and concert pianist Teresa Junco, Mrs. Gonzalez was awarded 1st Prize at the National Artists and Writers Union Piano Competition (UNEAC).
At age 18, she was awarded a scholarship to continue piano studies at the world renowned “Moscow Conservatory” in Russia, however, due to her political conviction and the lack of artistic freedom under Communist regimes, Mrs. Gonzalez decided to seek new horizons, taking the difficult decision of leaving her family and native country behind to settle in Paris, France. There, in 1982, she was accepted at the famed “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris”, under the guidance of Professor Andre Gorog, earning an Artist Diploma.
Mrs. Gonzalez moved permanently to the United States in 1986. As a Cuban exile and a French-American citizen, she speaks Spanish, English, and French fluently and continues forming new generations of musicians, preparing students at her private piano studio alongside her husband and pianist Dr. Sergio Gonzalez. They both invite you to come along and enjoy a wonderful musical journey.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Sergio Gonzalez started receiving piano lessons at the age of 7 when he was accepted at “Manuel Saumell Elementary Conservatory.” At the age of 10 he began participating in National Piano Competitions, wining prizes and building a reputation as one of the most promising young musicians in the country. He entered the prestigious “”National School of Arts” of Havana City in at the age of 14 under the guidance of Concert Pianist and Professor Cecilio Tieles.
He continued winning prizes and competitions such as 1st place in the “National Piano Competition” and “”National Cuban Music Piano Competition.” In 1985, Dr. Gonzalez was selected to represent his native country at the prestigious “Teresa Carreño Latin American Piano Competition” in Caracas, Venezuela. There he won the “District of Caracas Special Prize” and soon after decide to take political asylum. Leaving is family and possessions behind, Dr. Gonzalez began a new chapter in his artistic career, giving recitals and concerts in the cities of Caracas and Valencia, wining critical acclaim all along.
Moving permanently to the U.S in 1985, he has since won important prizes such as First Prize, Concerto Competition, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl; First Prize, St. Petersburg Piano Teachers Association Competition, Fl; First Prize, OAS Piano Competition, Miami, Fl.
Dr. Gonzalez was accepted at the University of Miami in 1989 as a Master of Music candidate in Piano Performance under the direction of acclaimed Concert Pianist and Professor Teresa Escandon. In 1994 he was awarded a “Doctor of Musical Arts” degree.
Currently Associate Music Professor at Miami Dade College, Dr. Gonzalez continues his teaching career forming and developing young generations of musicians. He has also recorded the “Dances and Countredances” of Cuban composers Manuel Saumell and Ignacio Cervantes for “Centaur” Record Label. It is being distributed nationally and internationally by Qualiton Distribution Company, being a first of a kind record, which has been critically acclaimed.
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