Michel is available to teach Guitar, Latin Percussion, Vocal, and Harmony workshops. Depending on your needs and interests Michel will tailor the program and it's length.
If you live in the Comox Valley you can take private or group lessons with Michel. He teaches Guitar and Latin Percussion in his home in Comox. For more information Click
2018 Teaching Events
If you are looking for some fun learning this summer Michel will be teaching at The FAMI Foothills Acoustic Music Institute( http://www.fami.ca ) in Alberta on May 18 -21. He will be teaching a series of workshops on Percussion and Guitar hosted by Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
( http://www.gzalounge.com ) in Parksville British Columbia throughout the season. Michel will also be returning to the VIMW Vancouver Island Music Workshop (http://www.vancouverislandmusicworkshop.com ) again this fall, where he will be teaching Vocal Harmonies.
A little bit about Michel
Michel Rivero completed his studies at "The Eduardo García Delgado" Art Instructor School in Havana Cuba in 2005. There he acquired a diverse knowledge of guitar, piano, double bass, percussion, vocal technique and theory. This formed a versatile and expansive knowledge that allows him to explore many music pedagogies.
Devoting himself to teaching music in the education system in Havana, Michel taught as a music instructor at various school levels, from parent-child school (includes children aged 8-15), to pre-university school adolescents (ages 15-18). He directed choirs, taught music theory, percussion instruction, and organized many community events, in addition to teaching the guitar as his main instrument.
From 2012-2016, Michel was also part of the cast of teachers at the Vocal Clave de Sol community program where he collaborated, and arranged music for the guitar orchestra and other formats such as quartets and traditional groups. He advised various musical groups and dedicated countless hours to the teaching the guitar. Most of his students started as beginners, and some now study in the auditioned music schools in Havana.
Arriving in Canada in June of 2016, Michel has continued his link with the choral community. He now works with Wendy Nixon Stothert and her group of Just in Time Choirs where he creates choral arrangement, guest conducts and sings the role of tenor in Vocal Minority. He links with other choral groups throughout the province of BC teaching Cuban music and Latin rhythms.
In his new hometown of Comox, BC Michel teaches guitar, Cuban percussion, and voice privately. He conducts workshops for large and small group at music camps throughout the Province. These workshops are very popular, and are always welcomed, as he is grateful to share his roots.
Michel continues to develop his talents as part of the duo "Sweet SantaFe" as guitarist, composer/arranger and interpreter. Sweet SantaFe’s first recording "Santa Fe" was completed in 2017. Sweet SantaFe blends the flavours from Cuban music with sounds more traditionally heard in Canadian Folk Music.
In addition to his continued independent studies, Michel holds a 7 year degree in Social Communication, from the prestigious University of Havana. It is a mixture of art history, research methodology, philosophy, social media, marketing, public relations, and journalism. This has helped shape his intellectual view and his appreciation of art and music.