Ms. Martha (standing in back) is a former EPISD and SISD music director. She holds a master’s degree and has taught all levels (elementary through adult education) for 20+ years in the El Paso and San Antonio areas. Martha truly loves working with children because teaching is her passion. Martha enjoys giving to the community by holding music recitals for senior citizens. She has obtained Kodaly, ORFF, and Suzuki training and enjoys integrating these methods during her lessons.
While residing in El Paso, Ms. Marquez studied and performed under Maestro Abraham Chavez (former conductor for the El Paso Symphony). In addition, Martha intensely studied classical guitar from a local classical guitar legend, Charles Teitsworth.
Martha moved to San Antonio over ten years ago where she began teaching music for the United States Air Force and later Antonio Strad Violin. She has used her spare time to play for the Community Bible Church Orchestra, the University of Incarnate Word Community Orchestra, and Salterelli Orchestra. She currently plays for the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra under conductor Ronnie Sanders. Her most favorite thing to do is listen to birds sing. It is music to her ears!
Mr. Isaiah (Sitting down to the right of Mrs. Salterelli) has been playing in youth and adult orchestras since he was 14 years old. He has played for Texas Lutheran University, Community Bible Church and Salterelli (Adult orchestra). He now plays for the South Texas Symphony in San Antonio. Isaiah enjoys teaching strings for private schools. He also has volunteer music hours teaching for the United States Air Force. Isaiah recently completed a year internship with NASA. He is working on a double major in music and mechanical engineering.
Mr. Abraham is the Webmaster & Manager of Operations for No Strings Attached Music Studio. He also is one of our instructors. He also teaches/plays classical, acoustic and electric guitar of all genres. When Abraham is not playing his guitar or cello, he is spending time with his family.