Michael Badillo – Violin
Mr. Badillo is a dedicated Violin Performer who is motivated to teach and build up a Violin Studio of great and outstanding musicians. His goal is to help students excel and be successful at their talent. Mr. Badillo has been playing violin since he was 11 years old. Throughout those years he has displayed sense of leadership and was concertmaster throughout my secular education (6th grade – College). He was a student of Texas State University School of Music and still studies with Dr. Lynn Ledbetter. He currently plays with Mariachi Fiesta de Rio, Lux Musicae Symphony Orchestra and Dunton Music Recording Studio Ensemble and is a sub for the Corpus Christi Symphony and Mid Texas Symphony. He also was a Violin Instructor for NISD.
Joseph Barrera – Violin & Viola
Joseph Barrera has been playing the violin for over 20 years and teaching for over 13 years. He believes that every student is different and strives to adapt to every students’ needs and learning pace. He is proficient in all Suzuki Books Vol. 1-10. In addition to classical training, he also teaches movie music, pop and fiddle tunes.
He has studied Music Education at UTSA. His past teachers were Dr. Yuli Jiang, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio (previous San Antonio Symphony concertmaster), and Mary Ellen Goree (current SA Symphony 2nd violin principal). In his high school years, he has been Concertmaster for 4 years in a row for the All-Region 11 Orchestra (NISD). He is also a 2 time All-State violinist. He has played with the San Angelo Symphony, Symphony of the Hills. Currently, he is a sub with the San Antonio Symphony and plays with the Saltarelli Community Orchestra on his spare time as part of his community service.
His teaching experience include 5 years with NISD as the 5th Grade strings instructor at Powell, Cable, Helotes, and Passmore Elementary Schools in addition to his lesson studio.
Roselyn Rios – Violin
Roselyn Rios is currently pursuing a B.M. in Music Marketing with a minor in Music Technology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She studies violin with San Antonio Symphony member Dr. Stephanie Westney, and is a member of the UTSA Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Eugene Dowdy. She is also lead female vocalist of the UTSA Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Adrian Ruiz. Although her concentration is in marketing, Roselyn has had three years of teaching experience through teaching private lessons and in the UTSA String Project. She has performed both locally and internationally in places such as Dallas, Corpus Christi, Houston, and France. In 2015, Roselyn had the opportunity to study for a week at the Conservatory of Paris with the Virtuosi of Houston Chamber Orchestra. In addition, the UTSA Orchestra recently had the opportunity to be the featured performing university orchestra in the 2017 TMEA Convention with Roselyn as Assistant Principal 2nd Violinist. Roselyn aspires to continue her music studies with her fellow teachers and colleagues so that she may surmount the challenges of the music industry in order to ensure the growth and education of young artists and musicians.
Miguel Calleja – Violin
Raised in Granada (Spain), Miguel Calleja started playing the violin at a young age under the guidance of Biljana Belloti, former concertmaster of the Belgrado Symphony Orchestra. Later, he continued his studies with Ofelya Karapetyian and Fernando Cornejo, at the Royal Conservatory of Granada and finished his masters degree in the University of Missouri-Columbia, where Eva Szekely and Julie Rosenfeld were his teachers. He has played as an orchestral musician in several ensembles, performing as the Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Granada. Also, he has toured Spain and Europe with ensembles such as the Orquesta Filarmonia and the Hispanian Symphony Orchestra and performed in the US with the Southside Philharmonic Orchestra and the Missouri Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Calleja has performed recitals across Spain and the US, invited by institutions such as the University of Granada, the Royal Conservatory of Granada and Casa de España in San Antonio. In his many years teaching violin, Calleja´s students have been accepted into the top music institutions in Spain and the US, including the Royal Conservatory of Granada and many young orchestras