The Montclair Music Studio is Proud to Introduce Woodwind Instructor Abel Mireles.
Mr. Mireles is currently accepting students on Mondays & Tuesdays.
Abel has earned his Masters in Music from William Paterson University. Playing for over 15 years, Mr. Mireles’ experience includes teaching elementary and high school grades as well as 8 years of private instruction.
Abel looks forward to creating a specific study plan for every student. This plan will be suited to the individual’s needs in developing a technical and musical approach to the instrument.
We are proud to have him with us.
Getting to Know Abel…
What Brought on Your Interest in Music?
Music was always in my family. My grandfather, father, uncles, and brother all play musical instruments. At first, I was not very interested until I discovered on my first music lessons, the possibilities of creativity. That really hooked me into music and ever since then, I’ve loved being creative through my music.
Did You Play as a Child?
My first instrument was classical guitar. I started in my early teens, then I quickly moved to trumpet for a short period, and finally the saxophone and woodwinds as well as piano
Was Your Family Involved in Music?
As I mentioned before, most of my family was involved with music one way or another. My father made sure we had lots of different musical instruments around the house.
Have You Participated in Any Extra Curricular Organizations or Music Clubs?
Besides making music as a professional performer in the NYC area I also play at church on Sundays, I volunteer for rehearsal at the musicians’ unions in NYC and things like that.
Have You Played at Other Venues?
I recently had the opportunity to play a couple of concerts back to back at Carnegie Hall. I played a couple of months ago at the Apollo Theater in Harlem NY for their fundraiser, among other venues such as Dizzy’s Jazz Club and others.
What Other Types of Instruments are in Your Repertoire?
I play most of the woodwind instruments (Alto, Tenor, Baritone, and Soprano saxophones. Clarinet and flute) Also, I can play basic Guitar, and Intermediate Piano.
What are Your Favorite Hobbies Other than Music?
Music is my favorite profession and hobby. I love to make music as much as I can.
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