Graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of North Texas. First prize winner of Ricordi “Panhuehuetl” Competition in 1984. Twice Winner of the Cecil Wallace and Joan Berding Award 1986-87 in Dallas. Completed studies in Texas under Christopher McGuire and Tom Johnson. Participated in master classes with Baltazar Benitez, Eduardo Fernandez, Fernando Fernandez, Adam Holzman, and other renowned international virtuosos.
The Art of Teaching:
Carlos Aguilar has been developing a unique approach to learning for the past 25 years, which combines historical as well as theoretical insights that allow students to easily and clearly understand music theory with an emphasis on “how” and “why” rather that just pointing out the facts. Balancing standard methodology with original compositions, we explore technique and artistry in a groundbreaking and enlightening way.