Our Faculty

Beginning with the owner, Dr. Rachel Y. Cruz, DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts), all our faculty are degreed and/or certified. Students of all ages and abilities receive quality instruction in both classical and cultural arts/music education using a comprehensive method that includes theory, ear-training, and technique.

 
 

isabel de la cerda

 

Isabel De La Cerda is a music educator, singer, and fine arts advocate who holds a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance from St. Mary's University. Ms. De La Cerda is actively involved in Mu Phi Epsilon, an international professional music fraternity, whose aim is to foster the advancement of music in the community, nation, and world through the promotion of musicianship, scholarship, and education, with an emphasis on service through music. Isabel is currently serving as Vice President of the San Antonio Alumni Chapter and District Director of the South Central 4 District. Ms. De La Cerda teaches elementary music at St. Luke Catholic School in San Antonio, Texas and is a musical director/vocal instructor at various schools, including Edison High School, BASIS San Antonio- Shavano Campus, and the International Academy of Music & the Arts. This fall she will be collaborating with Teatro Audaz as musical director and actor in “Cinicienta, a Quinceañera with a taste of Cinderella” by Pamela Robinson Redman and award-winning composer Federico Chavez-Blanco.

 

 
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joshua storemski

Once a student of owner, Dr. Rachel Yvonne Cruz, Joshua Storemski received his bachelor of music from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2010 and studied trumpet under the instruction of Dr. John Carroll (San Antonio Symphony). While attending OLLU, Joshua also studied piano and guitar and performed with the Providence Community Wind Ensemble, OLLU Jazz Ensemble, OLLU Brass Ensemble and Synesthesia, a music-art department collaboration event.

With a background in various styles of music, a passion for sharing knowledge, and 16 years of performance experience, Joshua aims not only to teach his students, but to teach them to learn.

Joshua currently works throughout the week as a private instructor at the International Academy of Music and Arts Coffee House owned by Dr. Rachel Cruz, one of his former teachers, teaching piano, guitar, drums, and other instruments.

Joshua provides lessons in trumpet, brass instruments, piano, guitar, and drums.