The Veritas Christian Academy of Houston Conservatory of Music seeks to bring each of its students to an intellectual understanding of the theoretical, historical, and stylistic aspects of musical practice; to relate each of these to the vast literature of music, and to demand the highest level possible of technical and artistic achievement in performance. The Conservatory’s instructors are accomplished musicians in their fields, having achieved the highest levels of musical training.  Our students will choose either violin, viola, or cello and they will receive one private class and two ensemble classes as part of the program. 

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Conservatory of Music Instructors

  • Lucina Reyes

    Violin and Viola

    Lucina Reyes was born in Monterrey N.L., Mexico. At age 11, she began playing the violin. She was invited to join the newly formed Youth Orchestra in Monterrey: "Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil De Neuvo Leon". Ms. Reyes performed with this orchestra for nearly eight years. During that time, she had the opportunity of touring with the orchestra in Mexico, the United States and Spain.

    Ms. Reyes holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Houston Baptist University as well as two Master degrees from the University of Houston where she obtained a MM degree in Violin Performance from the studio of Andrzej Grabiec and a MM in Performance Pedagogy under the instruction of Fredell Lack.

    Aside from her studies in Houston, Lucina has attended numerous summer festivals having the opportunity to study with renowned violinists such as Kyung Sun Lee (Korea), Dmitry Berlinsky(Michigan), Vladimir Landsman (Canada), Mikhail Kopelman (New York), Jonathan Crow (Canada), Frank Huang (Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic).

    Ms. Reyes is a member of the Brazos Valley Symphony and the Symphony of South Texas and an active violin teacher in Houston, Lake Jackson and Kingwood. In the past three years Ms. Reyes has been invited to collaborate as instructor for Summer Festivals in Massachusetts and started her own Festival in Lake Jackson.

  • Nataly Linares

    Violin, Viola, and Cello

    Nataly Linares is originally from Bogotá, Colombia where she began her musical studies at age 17 with the double bass as her main instrument.  She has been deeply moved by her own musical and pedagogical ambitions which drove her to learn how to play the guitar in order to use it as a teaching tool with her students.

    Her pedagogical experience began in her country by working with children through Batuta National Foundation, where worked as a cello/ double bass instructor and pre-orchestra ensembles conductor.  As a part of her Job she constantly received pedagogical and musical workshops  including: Orff, Dalcroze, Kodaly, voice lessons, flute lessons, Colombian folk music, percussion and guitar.

    She complemented her musical instruction in Double Bass with academic coursework and piano at the university, receiving a bachelor degree from Central University in Bogota and a masters degree in double bass performance at University of Houston.

    As a double bass player she has joined several orchestras and ensembles like: Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá, Sincopados ensemble, Bayou city Bass Quartet, Central University’s Chamber Orchestra, University of Houston Symphony Orchestra, Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra, Orford Academy Orchestra (Canada), National Music Festival, The Symphony of South Texas, Brazos Valley symphony orchestra. Furthermore she has participated in master classes and workshops with double bass teachers such as: Jonathan Camps, Ilko Russev, Dennis Chabot, Constantine Greco, Jeff Bradetich, Edgar Meyer, Tim Pitts, Sandor Ostlund, Alí Yazdanfar, Paul Ellison, Robert Stiles, Andres Martin, Diego Zecharies, among others.

    She is currently working as a music teacher, freelance musician and arranger combining academic, folk, and popular music.

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