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Ruben Vazquez

Ruben Vazquez
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music (formerly the Royal Conservatory School)



Born in Havana City, Cuba, Ruben Vazquez is a graduate of the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana, Cuba, where he studied piano and choral conducting, and later became Professor of Music. He is a graduate of Humber College and British Columbia Open University and is an active pianist in the Toronto Latin Jazz scene, at locations including Latinada restaurant and Lula Lounge.

With over 10 years of performance experience, Mr. Vazquez has performed and recorded with different artists and Latin bands, including Jane Bunnett, Cuban Band “Cimarron” of Luis Mario Ochoa, Latin Band “Fantasia” and others. Mr. Vazquez has also performed at the Genie Awards and at the Latin Grammy celebrations in Toronto. He has been a member of The RCM faculty since 2003.

Educational Background

Ruben graduated in 1994 from Amadeo Roldan Conservatory (Havana, Cuba) where he studied choral conducting and piano performance. He has a degree in Jazz Studies from Thompson Rivers University. Mr. Vazquez completed the ARCT in piano performance at the Royal Conservatory.

ARCT Preparation: Yes

Instruments / Subjects Taught: Piano, Theory - Rudiments

Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish

Minimum Age of Student 7

Musical Styles: Classical, Jazz, Jazz Improvisation, Latin, Musical Theatre, Rock

RCM Examination Preparation (Beginner - Grade 10): Yes