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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Ian Reichman

Instructor

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Music has always been a huge part of Ian’s life and connection with the world. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, professional performer, and teacher from San Antonio, Texas. For over 10 years, he has been teaching music theory and multiple musical instruments including piano, guitar, vocals, bass, drums, mandolin, tuba, and bagpipes. Musical performance is an important part of his passion for all things music, having played bagpipes at the age of 7 with the San Antonio Pipe and Drum bagpipe band, to playing piano and bass on stage with groups like Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue, Pat Green, Leon Bridges and many more. If your musical journey is to play on stage for tens of thousands of people, or to play for yourself in your own home, it will be invaluable skill and achievement that will enrich yourself and everyone around you. Play on!

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Maria Garza

Instructor

María Fernanda Garza was born in Mexico. She graduated from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies with the concentrations in Communications, Music Performance and Psychology. Her music interest sprouted at a young age due to the huge encouragement from her father, who was a guitarist for a “Rondalla” in Saltillo, Coahuila, and her mother, who was a pianist. During her younger years, she lived in Mexicali, Baja California, Cumming, Georgia, Laredo, Texas and now San Antonio, Texas. She found that music was going to be a big part of her life at a young age and found a deep passion for teaching her art. She began by doing community hours at a local music school, which resulted in a teaching position. She has now been an instructor for 10 years. She enjoys finding new ways of developing and introducing music to incoming students. She is also experienced at teaching all levels and ages of musicians. Music theory is highly enforced in her lessons so students have a deeper understanding of their repertoire. With the combination of her musical passion, experience and knowledge, she will hold high expectations of her students while finding new ways for her students to excel in their musical and performance goals.

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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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Tom Osuna

Instructor

Tom Osuna earned his B.M and Master's degree with Honors in Guitar from the USC Thornton School of Music. He has 30 years of teaching experience as a private instructor and over twenty years as college faculty member, lecturer, and clinician. Tom Served on the faculty of USC Thornton School of Music for 10 years writing core curriculum for degree candidates/ East Los Angeles College music Faculty for 20 years teaching classical and contemporary guitar, and Occidental College Music Faculty for 6 years teaching jazz guitar. He has taught university preparation workshops for students preparing for music school acceptance qualification, all of whom have been accepted into prestigious universities. He active studio musician, has contributed to many film and television soundtracks, and is alive performer in a wide variety of classic and contemporary styles.