The Man Behind the Music
Dr. Michael Guevara, was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 17, 1963. His love for music started for him at the age of nine. He was inspired by the movie 'The Sting' with Robert Redford and Paul Newman. Dr. G had just started lessons in piano and wanted to play the piece from the movie. He took his time to "sound out" the music and learned the piece within one day. And to quote Dr. G, "The rest is history." He like Plato believed that before anything else a child should be taught the art of music.
Thanks to Dr. G, The Conservatory was started June 1, 2007 and his dream to teach came to pass. Dr Guevara is no longer with us but his dreams and the school will continue. His wife Berta is still doing all she can to keep the dream alive.
"And the Rest is History." - Dr. Guevara
Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Berta Dominguez Guevara, was born in San Beneto, Texas on November 13, 1961. Her music career started at home. Her father played guitar and her mother sang like a nightingale. As parents do they taught us the are of music in song. Being number seven of ten children of coarse they had a choir where we learned harmony and learned how to put it all together in song. By the age of fourteen she was one of the youngest Texas state champions in Mariachi music. This achievement lead to an appearance on Aqi Rogaljo a Latin Texas station that introduced young musicians in the Rio Grande Valley. So again, the rest is history to date now sole owner of The Conservatory of Music Berta strives to keep the music alive.
Director of Operations
Mando grew up loving music and singing to us from as far back as he could remember. He used to pretend he was singing in concert or conducting a big band with whatever makeshift wand he could find. No matter what the occasion, he was always interested in the entertainment world. After high school, Mr. Mando went on to acting in the local community theater as well and played many different roles, which he thoroughly enjoyed for 12 years. Luckily, he doesn’t stop singing, which is his favorite passion.
After almost 20 years working in different customer service positions, Mando wanted to work in an environment surrounding music. He reached out to Dr. G and Mrs. Berta
inquiring about a position with the conservatory considering his passion for music and
customer service skills. Lucky for him, they were looking for an assistant manager at the time. After a short interview and weekend getting to know The Conservatory of Music and the area, Mando moved from his hometown after 36 years and started on what he hopes to be a long career in music education and entertainment.
Social Media Coordinator & Admin
AJ is an upbeat, kind, and friendly person. In his down time, AJ plays a multitude of instruments but my passion is the piano which has 17 years of experience in. AJ enjoys helping everyone he comes across feel welcome and at ease. He always looks forward to seeing everyone and simply making your day better is at all possible and we are glad to have him on our team!