Carlos grew up in Puerto Rico and was inspired to pursue music at an early age while listening to his father’s classical records, rock guitar, folk artists and traditional music from Puerto Rico. During high school, Carlos played guitar in hard rock and folk music bands while also learning how to play guitar in classical style.
Carlos earned Bachelors in Music from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music graduating with honors, taught guitar lessons at the CMPR’s Extension Program, and then earned a Masters in Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. During his years of study there, Carlos served as an associate instructor of guitar for IU’s guitar department, teaching guitar classes and lessons at all levels, including teaching undergraduate classical guitar majors and students minoring in jazz.
Throughout his years of study, Carlos has been chosen to play guitar in master classes for some of the most distinguished names in the classical guitar world, including Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, William Kanengiser, and was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.
At Pfluger-Rock and Northwest School of Music, Carlos teaches various guitar styles including rock, pop, acoustic folk, traditional Latin styles, bossa nova, classical, and many others using both note-reading and tablature. His greatest satisfaction in teaching comes from witnessing his students happiness as they discover new things in music, and realize their own progress and potential. Carlos plays professionally around town at concerts and weddings and has been teaching guitar at Pfluger-Rock since 2004.
Today, Carlos teaches guitar lessons at the Pfluger Rock School of Music for quality music lessons, guitar lessons, piano lessons, voice lessons and more in Round Rock and Pflugerville, Texas.Back to Classes & Teachers>