Wendy L. Santiago-Bello
Master of Music Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL.
Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
For the past eighteen years, Ms. Santiago-Bello has been active in the music community of Miami as a private-studio piano instructor, university professor, and free-lance musician. Her extensive educational background concentrates in the areas of piano instruction, Jazz studies , performance, and music technology.
Ms. Santiago's utilization of creative tools promotes a lifelong interest, understanding, and appreciation of music. Her philosophy of teaching piano is based on her belief in building a solid musical foundation in order to enable the students to become music literate through reading, ear training, theory and performance .
Ms. Santiago Bello's piano studio accommodates a culturally diverse students that range from ages six to seventy-two with many beginning at a young age and continuing through their higher education. This enthusiasm and dedication is attributed to the individual attention and modification to each student's interests and qualities. The studio's wide repertoire covers the music genres of classical, jazz, Brazilian bossa nova, Latin, pop and world music. This ability of Mrs. Santiago to teach varied styles of music comes from her diverse background as a musician which allows her to enables and parallels the student's continuous growth as individuals with their changes in music taste.
Ms. Santiago-Bello's utilization of creative tools promotes a lifelong interest, understanding, and appreciation of music.