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The Faculty of the Conservatory is comprised of classically trained, performing musicians who possess a wide range of talents and teaching styles, and who are dedicated to providing their students with a varied, unique, and ultimately rewarding learning environment. Our distinguished faculty members hold advanced degrees from the world’s top conservatories and universities. Many also maintain active and prestigious performing careers. All are dedicated to bringing music into the lives of those in their community—from the beginning student just starting out to the advanced student contemplating a career in music. Our student body and staff is drawn from throughout the DC metropolitan area, the United States, and from numerous foreign countries, and is a reflection of the vibrant cultural diversity that is the fabric and essence of this country.

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Isabel Benemelis (Director) - Piano

Jimena Veizaga (Assistant Director) - Piano, Vocal

Juan Carlos Perez - Piano

Steven Natrella - Violin, Viola

Nazir Becerra - Guitar

Jose Luis Martinez - Guitar

Rafeal Ross - Voice

Radina Dosseva - Piano


Juan Carlos Perez

Juan Carlos Perez (Pianist)
Juan Carlos Perez Garmendia is a virtuoso pianist. A Venezuelan native, Mr. Perez holds a Masters degree in Piano performance, Chamber Music and teaching from the Poitr Ilich Tchaikovsky Academy of Music located in Kiev, Ukraine. Mr. Perez has performed in Venezuela, Ukraine and Russia. He has more than fifteen years of teaching experience in his native Venezuela and Ukraine. He has worked for the Venezuelan Council of Culture teaching piano to beginners as well as advanced students. He has worked as a Chamber Music Instructor for the renowned Venezuelan Children and Youth Orchestra National System and the Simon Bolivar Conservatory where he worked with professional musicians of “The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra” Mr. Perez is a member of the National Association for Music Education and is fluent in Spanish, English and Russian.

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