Student Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Student Ages: Four and up
Omar Granados has been a pivate piano instructor with Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, Inc. for the last 11 years.
He is certified by MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), served as President of SAMTA (San Antonio Music Teachers Association) from 2010 to 2014, a founding member of Alliance Music Teachers Association, and has also served as Chair for the 11-12 Piano Solo Performance Contest for TMTA (Texas Music Teachers Association).
His piano studio includes students of all ages and levels, as it is Mr. Granados’ belief that the best way for him to continue learning and improving his teaching skills is to work with the beginners as well as with the advanced students; his students are always encouraged to participate in recitals, auditions and competitions. Many of them have won at such competitions.
Mr. Granados graduated from the Conservatory of Music of Puebla, Mexico, with a degree in Piano Performance. He was a member of the faculty of the Conservatory for 6 years, as Piano Instructor, Solfege Instructor, Accompanist for the Choir and French Instructor. During that time, he performed very often in solo recitals, chamber music recitals and as soloist for the Orchestra of the Conservatory. He was also awarded a grant by FONCA (a department of the Secretary of Culture in Mexico) to perform lecture recitals that focus on piano music written by Mexican composers.
He has taken additional private lessons with Mr. Vladimir Odinokig and Mr. Oscar Tarragó in México and has attended masterclasses with Dr. Timothy Woolsey and Dr. William Westney.
Mr. Granados is fluent in Spanish, French, and English.
Student Performances from the Studio of Omar Granados
Clair De Lune
Mr. Granados’ Performances
Mario Ruiz Armengol
Luis G. Jorda
Testimonials for Mr. Granados
Simply put, we feel we are quite privileged to be able to study piano with Omar Granados.
Kimberly and Kate Reeves
Victoria has been Mr. Granados' student since January 2015.
Our children, Josh and Erin Butts, became students of Mr. Granados when their previous teacher moved away about 8 years ago.
Josh, who was Omar’s student from 12 years old until he graduated, said, “I’d say most of all his enthusiasm; it showed through his lessons and made me enjoy the music I was learning, which definitely helped me learn more naturally!”
Erin, 16 years old has been his student since she was 8, said, “His attention to detail, his patience, and his encouragement of ‘artistic-ness’.”
Our daughter Ramya Kappaganthula has been associated with MACSA for almost 7 years now.
Mr. Omar Granados is an excellent male role model for my daughter when he patiently teaches piano.
I am very happy to have Mr Omar Granados teach my daughter because he tailors his lessons to help with our family dynamics. He is so graceful when I tell him I can not make certain my daughter can learn the weekly skills. He works diligently to make certain my daughter learns to play piano because I strongly believe music is the most important thing I want my daughter to understand.