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We live in a world of options: Digital or Analog; Regular or Low-fat; Windows or Mac; Google or Yahoo, etc.

In this section where I talk about myself I'm giving you two options, take your pick.

A word of advice: Humor plays an important part in my life. My friends Kit Alderson and his wife Joan have helped me with the English translation of this site and I decided to include a fake (maybe not so fake) version of my résumé. I hope you enjoy it.


How I think it happened:

As far as I know, I didnít inherit any artistic abilities from my parents or relatives. I come from a middle class family whose greatest ambition was to see their kids graduate from the university after studying a conventional career. I did not study a conventional career, nor did I graduate from the university (I guess itís a good time to mention that I didnít win any music competitions either).

My relationship with music began at age 13 (somewhat late to start an artistic career), when my father bought me my first guitar. Shortly after that I was completely obsessed with music; I didnít care about anything else in life besides playing my guitar. Then I found out about the music schools in the city. The idea of studying in one of them made perfect sense to me, but I had one problem, actually I had two: my mom and dad. I didnít have the nerve to tell them that I didnít want to finish High School, so I decided to enroll at the Escuela Superior de Musica and continue going to High School.

After two years at the Escuela Superior I was sure that I didnít want to study anything else but music, and the time had come to tell my parents that they werenít going to have a nuclear physicist or a brain surgeon in the family. They werenít thrilled about it, but they were very understanding. This is something Iíll always be grateful for.

When I was 16 I began teaching at a private guitar academy and two years later I made my debut at the most prestigious concert hall in the country: The Palace of Fine Arts.

Since then, Iíve played concerts in several countries, recorded four Compact Discs and taught at music schools, universities and colleges in Mexico and in the U.S.

After over 32 years of playing concerts I canít complain; on the contrary, Iíve enjoyed all aspects of it: the learning, the recording, the teaching, the traveling and, although Iím not totally in favor of music competitions, the experience of being a member of the jury in several of them has been rewarding.



How it really happened (according to Kit):

As far as I knowI didnít inherit any artistic abilities from my parents, and at times I have wondered if they were my real parents. Letís face it, I am an oddity.

I came from a middle class family and my parents one hope in life was to see their children graduate from college after studying for a respectable career. I, along with all my brothers and sisters, let my parents down in a big way. None of us ended up doing anything they wanted us to do. Thatís what they get for having kids, right? The university and I did not see eye to eye, if you know what I mean. I was never a good student (I guess itís a good time to mention that I didnít win any music competitions either).

My tormented relationship with music began at age 13, when my father bought me my first guitar. At that time I became pretty obsessed with music, to the point where I didnít care about much else Ė even eating and sleeping. I became a nervous wreck. I needed help. When I found out about the music schools in this great city, the idea of studying in them made perfect sense to me: the schools could be home to wayward souls like myself. My mom and dad were still trying to make a normal person out of me, but it didnít work.

Without telling them, I enrolled at the Escuela Superior de Musica and went through the motions of going to high school at the same time.

After two fun-filled years at the Escuela Superior I was sure that I didnít want to study anything else but music. I had to break the news to my parents: I wasnít interested in becoming a physicist (although Heisenbergís Uncertainty Principle always appealed to me in a strange way - I was unsure about so many things). They werenít thrilled about it, but they were very understanding. They said, ďgood luck, now you are on your ownĒ. This is something Iíll always be grateful for.

When I was 16 I began teaching at a private guitar academy and two years later I made my debut at the most prestigious concert hall in the country: The Palace of Fine Arts. Although it didnít go well, I was happy, and I decided that practicing is the way to go.

Since then, Iíve played concerts in several countries, recorded four Compact Discs and taught at music schools, universities and colleges throughout the world. During this time I also learned how to play poker and blackjack. I began having fun wherever I went.

After over 32 years of playing concerts (and gambling Ė letís face it) I canít complain; on the contrary, Iíve enjoyed all aspects of it: the learning, the recording, the teaching, the traveling, the bluffing, the doubling down, etcÖ.and, although Iím not totally in favor of music competitions, the experience of being a member of the jury in several of them has been rewarding.

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