Ms. Martha (standing in back) is a former public school music director. She holds a master’s degree and has taught all levels (elementary through adult education) for 20+ years. 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 taken training in Kodaly, ORFF, and Suzuki. She enjoys integrating these methods during her lessons. Martha is always continuing her education because she believes teachers should be lifelong learners. She is a also a member of Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). 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.
Mr. Isaiah (Sitting down to the right of Mrs. Salterelli) has been playing violin since he was in early elementary school. He began performing for adult orchestras at the age of fourteen. He has played for Texas Lutheran University, Community Bible Church, and Salterelli (adult orchestra). He now performs with the South Texas Symphony in San Antonio. Isaiah recently completed a year internship with NASA. He is working on his mechanical engineering degree with a minor in music. His students love his calm and tender demeanor.
Mr. Abraham is the Webmaster and Manager of Operations for NSA Music Studio. He also is one of our instructors. Mr. Abraham teaches and plays classical, acoustic and electric guitar using all genres (classical, jazz and rock). He was trained under Nestor Arzola and began playing guitar in high school. When Mr. Abraham is not playing his guitar or cello, he is spending time with his family.