Gabriel started playing the saxophone at age 10, playing in the band and singing in the choir in middle school and high school. While in high school, he picked up the clarinet and flute, playing in high school wind and jazz bands. Upon graduation he started playing in various jazz, blues, rock and ska groups in the Bay Area. It was at this time that he developed his guitar and keyboard fundamentals. He started his post-secondary education experience honing his musicianship and keyboard skills at DeAnza College in Cupertino, California. As a transfer student, he moved to LA to earn a B.M. and M.M., both in Wind Performance from California State University Northridge. It was there that he received his first formal lessons, under the mentorship of Professor Jerry Luedders. He performed as a member of the CSUN WInd Symphony, Jazz ‘C’ Band, the CSUN Saxophone Quartet, and the CSUN Saxophone Choir. His performance experience at CSUN includes dozens of recitals as a soloist, in chamber groups, as an accompanist for vocal soloists, and as a partner with student composers. Gabriel enjoys facilitating a lifelong love of music in his students. He motivates students by drawing out their natural abilities and developing physical fundamentals that minimize the discomfort of learning. Through teaching the fundamentals of music, Gabriel connects the joy of learning to the joy of making music.

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