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  • Aurelio Torres

    Aurelio Torres started his music learning at the age of five with the recorder. He soon learned the melodic and mandolin on his own and started private piano lessons shortly after. At the age of 17, he was accepted in the National School of Music of the UNAM in Mexico City, where he took organ and piano, in addition to musicianship, harmony, choral practices, analysis, history and other subjects. During that time he participated in chamber ensembles and played actively in events throughout the University and around the country.

    Mr. Torres started teaching music at the age of 19 at the Yamaha Music School in Mexico City, where he received music pedagogy training and his certification as musicianship and piano instructor, as well as examiner for the Yamaha Music Curriculum. During his work at the Yamaha Music School, he participated in national and international music contest in Mexico, Uruguay and Japan, both as a student and as a teacher and travel extensively throughout Mexico proctoring the Yamaha Grade Level Exam. While living in Mexico, Mr. Torres performed at different venues as a soloist and as an accompanist. Mr. Torres worked as the accompanist of the Japanese Choir "Cosmos" for couple of years before moving to Los Angeles, California.

    In California, he continued his studies at the City College of San Francisco where he obtained 2 computer science certificates in UNIX systems and Network Administration, and music at the University of California, Berkeley, from where he received his degree.

    Mr. Torres taught at several music schools in the Peninsula and Berkeley. In 2000 He started his own private studio in San Mateo. Mr. Torres' studio was the base for Scherzo Music School in 2010. Currently Mr. Torres serve as the school director of the school while he continues to share his love and passion for music.