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Angely Fernandez
MMS Piano Instructor Since 2016

 

Getting to Know Angely...

What brought on your interest in music?  

I have been exposed to music since I was very young. For me, music is a way of communicating, expressing myself, and being creative. I grew up singing with my mother and sister, harmonizing simple songs, mostly by ear. I then began playing the piano, as an accompaniment to most of the songs we would sing. Throughout my school years, I participated in many musical performances in school, as well as participated in district / state events, in various ensembles.

Did you play as a child? If so, what instruments did you play?

I began playing the piano when I was 8 years old. I also played the harp in high school and began singing when I was 18 years old.

Was your family involved in music?

I began playing the piano when I was 8 years old. I also played the harp in high school and began singing when I was 18 years old.

Have you participated in any extra-curricular organizations or music clubs?

I am a former member of Florida music educator’s association, American Choral Director’s Association, and the National Association for Music Educators. I was a choral director for two and half years in a public school music magnet program in Florida, and a music educator in elementary school for 14 years prior. I have taught / directed elementary beginning orchestra, woodwind ensembles, piano classes and elementary, middle, high school and church choirs throughout the past 18 years.

What other types of instruments are in your repertoire?

Piano and voice are my primary instruments. I have taught string ensembles, and woodwind ensembles as well.

Have you played at other venues?

Throughout my high school college career I performed in symphonic band, community and women’s choir at Florida International University, and have experience singing in private wedding ceremonies, funerals, and religious events.

Any favorite hobbies other than music?

I enjoy hiking, drawing, writing, reading, wood-working, and cooking. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.