Audrey Carballo has surpassed three decades as a Music Educator for the Miami- Dade County Public Schools system. She holds her Master's Degree in Music Education from Florida International University. She currently teaches at Bob Graham K-8 Education Center and was recently recognized for having the number 1 most read music education blog by the National Association for Music Education. She was recently chosen to be a 2018 Emerging Leader Mentor by the Florida Music Education Association. She will be using her skills and wisdom to mentor new teachers around the state of Florida. In October 2015, she presented two sessions at the National Music Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Her sessions were entitled, "Braille Music is For Everyone". She co-authored an online course currently being offered through the Carroll Center and sponsored by the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Additionally, she co-authored a research paper entitled, "A New Synthesis of Sound and Tactile Music Code Instruction: Implementation Issues of a Pilot Online Braille Music Curriculum," which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. Her thirty plus year extensive professional musical background includes vocal solo and choral work for both Churches and Synagogues in the South Florida area. Her teaching repertoire includes general music, exploratory music, and chorus to regular and exceptional students in both elementary, middle school, high school age and exceptional student settings. Audrey was the Vocal and Music Instructor for the Better Chance Music Production Program at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind where she gave private lessons in voice, composition, theory and piano, and her duties included being the Vocal and Advanced Theory instructor for their Better Chance Music Production Program. She taught both blind and sighted students. She was the Director and Conductor of the Children's Choir for the Miami Music Project. Audrey has been selected three times to be an Assessor for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. She had the honor of being the Co-Conductor and Assistant Director of the City of Miami City Kids Choir from 2007 to 2010. She has worked with the Miami Music Project as their Educational liaison and was the author of their curriculum. Additionally, she was the Conductor of the Children's Choir with the El Sistema program of the Miami Music Project. As the Vocal Instructor of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind's Better Chance Music Production Program, she had the unique opportunity to work with sighted, Vision Impaired and Blind students who work together in a musical setting while learning job career readiness skills as music producers.
This is her Mission Statement: To empower every student with the confidence to contribute musically to their school and their community through various performance opportunities. Their musical knowledge will serve to enrich the concept of self-worth and provide a greater understanding of academic studies by connecting the links between music and the world they live in.
Music brings joy to the people whose lives it touches. It feeds the creative minds and souls of everyone who hears it. Through music, there is equality, peace and understanding. I can enable someone to feel a sense of accomplishment for a job well done who might not excell in an academic setting. Everyone has a sense of self worth and contribution through music.
Mrs. Carballo is one of the best teachers you could ask for. She has an extensive knowledge of not only music but a variety of subjects. This coupled with her witty sense of humor will bring you endless hours of learning and entertainment. I am proud to have been her student. There are not enough words to enumerate who Mrs. Carballo has been in my life. I could say she taught me to be a better piano player and singer, that she taught me the importance of performance etiquette, that she knew when to be fun and when to be strict. This is all true of course, however what I believe makes Mrs. Carballo stand out is her deep love for the craft and unending support of her students. She gives us her all without asking for anything in return. Whether you are looking for lessons for yourself or your child, you will never go wrong by hiring Mrs. Carballo.
I expect my students to practice 5 days a week. During their practice, they will complete the assignments that I've gone over during their lesson. Typical practice for piano and voice is 1/2 an hour each day.
I have 35 years teaching experience in the public schools and have been teaching private lessons for the past 40 years.
Within my travel area, my prices vary depending on the extent of travel and the length of the lesson taught. Outside of my travel area or extenuating circumstances will result in higher rates. If a lesson is canceled with less than 24 hours notice, the student is charged for the missed lesson. Lessons canceled within the timeframe are entitled to be rescheduled at a time mutually convenient to both teacher and student. Of course, emergencies are handled on a case by case basis.
I've always loved teaching and it seemed natural to combine my passion for music with my love of teaching.
I've worked with students aged 4 to 65 and I have worked with almost every disability.
Every time my students perform.
Look for a teacher with lots of experience and a personality that you get along with.
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