Suzuki and Traditional Violin, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele
Private Lessons and Group Classes
Early Childhood Music
Kenya Esteva de Ruiz's love of string instruments started at an early age. She studied violin in the famous El Sistema Venezuelan Youth Orchestra and soon after began classical guitar and ukulele studies. She studied abroad in Belgium. She obtained her Masters of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Iowa. Kenya has a rich and diverse teaching career: beginning as a violin instructor with El Sistema in Venezuela, teaching violin, cello, classical guitar and early childhood classes in Buffalo, NY, and serving as Orchestra and Mariachi Director in the Texas public school system. She is a life-long learner, fluent in Spanish and English and certified in Music Together. She was awarded a life-long honorary membership in Pi Kappa Lambda (American Honors Society of music professors and students). She has Suzuki Association of America Certification in Violin, Books 1,2, 3 & 7.
Kenya is an active performer and has played with a variety of orchestras in the United States and abroad. She currently performs with the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra, Lowell House Opera productions at Harvard University, various music ministries in the Greater Boston area and our own Creative Arts Ensemble.