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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

Justin Piteleski - Guitar

Leo Alvarez - Latin Percussion, Drums

Victor Dubenco - Clarinet, Saxaphone, Flute, Trombone, Trumpet


Victor Dubenco

Victor Dubenco
Victor Dubenco is a virtuoso instrumentalist. He holds a Master Degree in Music Performance from the State Academy of Music and Arts in Chisinau, Moldova. He teaches: Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Pan Flute, and Trumpet.

Mr. Dubenco has received the title of Laureate at the First Edition of the National Contest “Barbu Lautaru” in Moldova, and won the First place at the International Festival of Performers of Romania Folk and Classical Music . Since 2006 he is soloist for Clarinet, Pan Flute, Flutes and Saxophone at the American Balalaika Symphony. Mr. Dubenco has a wide experience teaching students of all ages and levels. He focuses on technique, rhythm, posture and sight-reading. Victor is fluent in Russian, Romanian and English.


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