Our Instructors

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Nathaniel Villarreal

Owner & Founder

Anthem School of Music LLC was founded in 2007 By Nathaniel A. Villarreal as Anthem Studios. During one of the worst economic recessions in the Nation’s history, Nathaniel saw an opportunity to spread his concept and vision of enriching the lives of every student through the power of music. By customizing each lesson based on the learning styles of every student, Nathaniel could instruct, critique, and motivate his students to perform at the highest levels. In 2008 Nathaniel developed the quick start method for guitar which included and instructional DVD, Ready to Rock. By simplifying the instruction process Nathaniel and Anthem Studios quickly gained popularity as one of the best instructors and studios in San Antonio. The quick start method is still in use today, and allows students at any level to grasp musical concepts and retain musical knowledge. The Quick start method has been adapted and applied to all styles and instrument instruction at Anthem School of Music LLCAnthem School of Music LLC was founded in 2007 By Nathaniel A. Villarreal as Anthem Studios. During one of the worst economic recessions in the Nation’s history, Nathaniel saw an opportunity to spread his concept and vision of enriching the lives of every student through the power of music. By customizing each lesson based on the learning styles of every student, Nathaniel could instruct, critique, and motivate his students to perform at the highest levels. In 2008 Nathaniel developed the quick start method for guitar which included and instructional DVD, Ready to Rock. By simplifying the instruction process Nathaniel and Anthem Studios quickly gained popularity as one of the best instructors and studios in San Antonio. The quick start method is still in use today, and allows students at any level to grasp musical concepts and retain musical knowledge. The Quick start method has been adapted and applied to all styles and instrument instruction at Anthem School of Music LLC.

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Samantha Jimenez

Instructor

Samantha Jimenez interest in music and singing developed when she was only 5 years old, by the time she turned 8, she was singing for the crowds with Rondalla group in San Antonio, Tx. Singing has always been her passion. SammyMay has her music degree in vocal coaching from the University of Santa Cecilia of Arts and Science in Monterrey, MX. SammyMay is an expert with technique in musical theater and performance, she even made her own appearance on stage as ‘Rafiki’ from the The Lion King Musical in Monterrey, Mx. Diversity is welcomed with this instructor; jazz, blues, gospel, r&b, rock and more.

“I have learned that singing is not about just feeling but transmitting the emotion of the song.” - Samantha Jimenez

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Joel alderete

Instructor

My name is Joel Alderete, I am an Instructor and an Avid Music lover! I am 24 years old now and have been studying music for about 11 yrs. From a young age I always had music in my heart. I am trained classically as well as Mariachi and other latin/Spanish genres!I Currently play Violin as a primary, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Flute, and Sing of course!

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Cori Richards

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Cori is a guitar, percussion, vocal, and piano instructor with a bachelor's in music education. His main focus when is music theory and literacy; making his students capable to understand the music and play a variety of instruments. Outside of teaching Cori is a professional musician and vocalist in a local San Antonio band.