Cristian is thrilled to be joining Education Through Music as a music teacher! After graduating at University of Massachusetts – Lowell with degrees in Music Education and Theatre Arts, he is excited to bring his teaching skills to the classroom. Cristian is originally from Puerto Rico but moved to Methuen, MA at eight years old. He is now moving to Brooklyn, NY which has been a dream of his for a long time, hoping to immerse himself in the music/theatre scene as well as his education career.
Coming from a musical theatre background, he is excited to merge his energy as an actor with his teaching. In high school, Cristian starred in his first musical production: Shrek: The Musical as Donkey and fell in love with musical theatre. From then on, he has starred in various productions: collegiate, community, and professional.
One of Cristian’s most fulfilling experiences has been being a part of Cape Cod’s professional a cappella group, Hyannis Sound. He has been part of Hyannis Sound throughout the summers of 2020-2022 and has sung in front of hundreds of audiences around New England. Cristian was essential in Hyannis Sound’s social media boom, now having over 1.2 million followers on TikTok. This past summer, Cristian was grateful to have led the group as music director, putting his educational and arranging skills to the forefront. He is immensely grateful for the rest of his group for being committed and hard-working musicians having four hours of rehearsal a day.
In his spare time, you can find Cristian watching film analyses, playing volleyball (or Fortnite) with his siblings or spending as much time with his friends as he can. Cristian is ecstatic to be a music teacher this school year and hopes to make a difference in these students’ lives.