Meet Señor Garrido
Language is a doorway to other people, cultures, the world!. Language is one of the ever changing ways (perhaps the main) humans communicate with each other. I am passionate about exploring the inner workings and connections between these spoken/written communication codes. I particularly enjoy exploring the common and differentiating elements between English and Spanish. I love sharing these findings, and especially indulge in getting children excited about this path of exploration and communication.
Music is another big part of my life: I serve as the Music Director at St. Thomas the Apostle Church and concertize as pianist around New England. Surely music is just another language, which allows us to communicate things for which words might be insufficient.
My life started in Venezuela and continued in Spain, where my core education happened and where my parents still live. I've lived in the USA for the last 19 years. My wife, Alice, Santiago (now in his "wonderful 2's"), baby daugher Julia, our two dogs and one cat certainly make for a house full of love and excitement.
I did my higher education at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid, The Hartt School in Hartford, and the Yale School of Music.
In 2015, Alice and I did one of the most beautiful experiences of our lives: We biked the Camino de Santiago (the Way to Santiago-St. James),. This prompted the name of our first son. If you want to learn more about this, you can visit the blog I wrote at that time. Some of it is in Español!! :)