Mrs. Hernandez has been teaching private trumpet lessons for 25 years, and in the public schools for the past 16 years. She has a vast array of performance experience including jazz, concert band, orchestra, musical and opera pits, church ceremonies, and more. She began studying vocal music technique 16 years ago and quickly developed a love for vocal music and the personal connection that is brought to it.
Growing up in Northern Virginia, she enjoyed great musical experiences growing up due to the prominence of the military bands in the area that would often provide enriching instruction to area students. Mrs. Hernandez obtained a Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and then went on to receive her Master of Music in Music Performance at DePaul University in Chicago.
As part of her public school teaching experience, Mrs. Hernandez studied Orff and Kodaly methods of teaching vocal music. Most recently, she has been studying the Kodaly philosophy through John Feierabend's method of aquiring musical literacy through music performance which connects communities together through music, and a fundamental understanding that music is a human ability that we all possess. Mrs. Hernandez tries to embody this philosophy in her own teaching and performing.