About: Tammy Rodriguez
Instrument you teach: Recorder.
Do you play any other instrument in your spare time? No.
Education: BA in Vocal Performance, BA in Music Education.
Where are you from? East Harlem, NYC.
Favorite age group to teach: All ages.
Favorite style of music to teach: Classical, Jazz, Modern Music.
Favorite song: I have so many songs to choose from.
Favorite piece of music: Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.
Favorite food: Spanish, Mexican.
Favorite color: Blue.
Do you have any pets? No.
What’s your favorite musical memory? I have several. School productions to opera theatre workshop.
What do you like best about teaching music? The satisfaction of knowing that what I’m teaching will stay with my students for a lifetime.
Who is your favorite composer or musician? My favorite composer is Fauré. My favorite musician is Wynton Marsalis.
What was the first piece of music you ever learned? “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven.
How many hours a day do you practice? I practice about 2 hours.
How long have you been at TBMS? 2015 is my first year as a teacher, and my third year as a parent.
Feel free to list any competitions, musical accomplishments, roles, performances of note, etc. 1991 Arlene Kaplan Award for Music, Manhattanville College; 2010 Nyack College Vocal scholarship 2nd place.