MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida school applauds the accomplishments of a one-of-a-kind music teacher.
Vivian Gonzalez is now nationally recognized by the Country Music Association Foundation.
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She is one of 30 music teachers from across the country to receive the Outstanding Music Teacher Award.
She is grateful to her students and the Miami Arts Studio 6-12 program, which offers to help these young musicians succeed.
With nearly 25 years of experience and plenty of excitement, it’s no surprise that Gonzalez won the award.
She touts the school’s strong musical foundations that enable students and teachers to excel.
“We’ve had such great success with this program and it’s because we give all of our students the opportunity to have a high quality musical education and access to instruments,” she said.
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Also highlighting the vast amount of resources that come with the Country Music Association Foundation.
“A lot of country artists give a lot of their resources and their time and their platform to really be able to promote the use of education in public schools across the country,” she said.
And students like Isaac Rodriguez learned a lot. He is already preparing for the future.
“My dream is to become a professional violinist,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez and his classmates all agree that Gonzalez deserves this big recognition.
“I think it’s amazing, I’m so excited,” said Carla Porrero. “It’s a great opportunity for her. I think she really deserves it.
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The students are planning a trip to perform in New York at Carnegie Hall next year.