A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were in Puerto Rico. I highly recommend it as a fun place to vacation! The culture is different enough from the mainland U.S. that it feels a bit exotic, and yet, it’s familiar enough to the point where you can get around easily. Many of the locals speak English in addition to Spanish. There’s so much history to experience, great food, beaches, gorgeous weather, and fun excursions such as snorkeling and the rainforest. You can’t go wrong!
Before our trip, I connected with Puerto Rican piano teacher Lucia Fernandez, thanks to Irina Gorin’s Tales of a Musical Journey method Facebook group (check out my review of Irina’s method book here). Lucia and her husband arranged a lovely dinner meetup for us and the couple we were vacationing with.
A couple of days later, Lucia picked me up to visit her home studio. It’s always fun to get a peek into a fellow piano teacher’s studio, right? Lucia agreed to allow me to feature her home studio here on my blog for you to see. 🙂
This is Lucia’s beautiful home.
Parents of her students often take advantage of this charming waiting area.
And this is her lovely studio space!
I gave Lucia’s daughter a mini piano lesson.
Here we are using some of Irina Gorin’s props: squishy putty and the butterfly band.
Lucia has exciting plans to eventually expand her studio into a commercial space nearby. It was fun to connect and “talk shop”!
It’s been over a year since Hurricane Maria impacted Puerto Rico. Everywhere we went, the locals told us: Let everyone know Puerto Rico is coming back, and coming back strong! And so, I’m passing along the word to you. 🙂
Thank you, Lucia, for your hospitality and for allowing us to have a peek into your studio space! <3
Stay tuned: Tomorrow, I will share a few short video clips from the mini-lesson with Lucia’s daughter.