Mr. Fabian Escamilla
Fabian has studied the violin for 14 years. He earned a Bachelors of Arts in Music from the University of Incarnate Word and studied classical violin with Daniel Kobialka, former Principal Second Violinist for the San Francisco Symphony. Fabian has worked for String Together as a Lead Violin Instructor for the last two years. He is well loved by all his students and has helped them become some of the leading violinists in their orchestras.
Currently, Fabian teaches for the Southwest Independent School District to teach in the Fine Arts Department for grades 6th - 12th. He also has developed curriculum and directs the After School Strings Program at the charter school EKHLA. Fabian is also one of the leading violinist in one of San Antonio’s most showcased mariachi groups, Mariachi Fiesta de San Antonio.
Ms. Christina Trongone
For the past 10 years, Christina has been a music educator for NISD and NEISD as a 5th grade strings teacher at Longs Creek Elementary, Steubing Ranch Elementary, Behlau Elementary, Glenoaks Elementary, Blattman Elementary, Carnighan Elementary, Meadow Village Elementary, Brauchle Elementary and McAndrew Elementary. For the past 3 years, she has been a mentor for the YOSA Más in Edgewood ISD, a program that directly reaches out to the community by providing string instruments and instruction in San Antonio’s west side of underprivileged children who may not otherwise have these opportunities.
Christina is also a new strings teacher for HOST (Homeschool Orchestra of San Antonio) that provides instruction for homeschoolers. Former principal teachers include Phyllis Kline (member of the Corpus Christi Symphony), Dan Zollars (former principal cellist of the San Antonio Symphony) and Christopher Parsons. Christina currently teaches as well as offers music for weddings via her professional music provider service called Cello Vida. She is currently a member of ASTA (American String Teachers Association) as well as TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association).