Macrina began music lessons in piano and violin, at the age of eight. The years that have followed have brought wonderful opportunities for sharing that gift. She is very involved in blessing others with her music and wonderful heart, through involvement in her church, community outreach, playing in ensemble with her family and teaching here at Hearts' Home. Her excellence in training and warmth of spirit will help foster anyone who desires to grow in music.
Music and traveling have always been part of Brent’s life. Beginning violin at age 9, Brent discovered a love for music early in life. At 15, Brent visited an orphanage in Moldova and played for children who had never seen a real violin. He was amazed at how music makes possible connections between even the most different of people.
Countless adventures have followed with both music and traveling in the many years Brent has played and more than 30 countries he has visited. One favorite memory is playing a private concert of songs from Disney’s “Frozen” for an ecstatic group of girls in London.
Brent received his bachelor’s from Baylor University and master’s from The London School of Economics. After living abroad for two years, Brent returned to San Antonio, where he is active in the weekly music at First Baptist Church San Antonio and many children’s activities in the community. He is always ready to share a story or make a memorable connection between music and everyday life.
Rosa comes to us from California, where she taught extensively. Like many students, Rosa started her violin training in the public school system and played in local youth orchestras, while also studying privately. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, Rosa had the opportunity to work with the Juilliard String Quartet, who was in residency at the time. She went on to receive a Master's degree in Applied Violin from the University of Houston, studying under Fredell Lack. Throughout her many years of training, she has taught students of all levels from beginners to advanced. Her expertise also provided her the opportunity to teach at the College of St. Benedict and Wichita State University. She teaches in the traditional method of violin and works with students of all ages. Rosa believes learning the violin should be a "valuable and rewarding" experience and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves music and is willing to put forth the effort. Please join us in welcoming Rosa to Hearts' Home and the Boerne community. She is currently taking students; so call us at (830) 331-9840 to schedule lessons. For those in need, we also have violins for rent or purchase.