Jose Hernandez

Instrumental Music Teacher

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I am a Denver native–born and raised!  I grew up and currently still  live in the Southwest area of Denver as well as graduated from DPS; Abraham Lincoln High School alumni turned Commander!  I am classically trained on Viola and I specialize in string instruments.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Music.from Metropolitan State University of Denver, where I also studied performance under Phillip Stevens, resident Colorado Symphony Orchestra musician.  I have performed and coached for the DPS Citywide Orchestra from 2008-2015 and performed with the MSU Denver Symphony Orchestra from 2013-2017.

I have two older sisters, I love creating and performing music and building relationships with my students and their families. Traveling is a passion of mine and when I’m at home I spend a lot of time with my pug named Toby.


  • Metropolitan State University of Denver, Bachelors of Arts in Music, Music Education