Why do you teach? I believe as musicians, sharing is essential to our art, when we perform, we share music as an experience, to our audience, listeners, to all those who are with us during the time of the performance. Teaching is also the sharing of our knowledge, traditions, art, to the future generations who may choose music as a vocation, as active amateurs, or simply as listeners. As a teacher, beyond teaching the student the essentials, I believe that one nurtures the student, guides the student in his/her goals and aspirations in learning an instrument. As each individual is unique, I don't subscribe to one particular way of teaching, but rather work with the dynamic that the student and I create in the studio to best learn and grow with the experience.
Teaching Biography: Victor has taught actively in the New York metropolitan area, maintaining both a private studio, and as faculty member of Turtle Bay Music School since 2000. His students have participated in competitions, auditions, and recitals, and have been awarded prizes. He earned his Bachelors of Music degree in piano performance from the University of the Philippines, his Masters of Arts degree in performance from Hunter College, CUNY, and Suzuki certification from the University of Wisconsin. With gratitude, his mentors are Herminia Hernandez, Carmencita Guanzon Arambulo, President of the Philippine Suzuki Association, Edna Golandsky, and German Diez.
Performance Biography: As a musician, Victor is an active soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist, and has performed in venues such as Steinway Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Ann Goodman Recital Hall, and Turtle Bay Music School’s Em Lee concert Hall. Since January of 2018, he has formalized a duo-piano collaboration, Duo DiMeo, with his duo-piano partner. For more information, please visit duodimeo.org. Victor joined the TBMS faculty in July of 2003.