Music Lessons, School in Bellflower California

MARIO HERRERA | Flute Instructor

mario herrera
Mario Herrera is a graduate from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach with a bachelors in music performance. There he played in the University Wind Symphony and University Symphony Orchestra and studied with flute professor Dr. John Barcellona. Director of Wind Studies. Self-taught throughout middle school with both flute and piano, Mario began private studies under the instruction of former teacher Janelle Janovich-Barrera at the Orange County High School of the Arts.

Mario entered his first competition at the California State University, Long Beach Annual High School Flute Competition and won first prize. In May of 2006, Mario performed in Carnegie Hall with the Orange County High School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the Vanguard University Choir. That same and following year, he participated in the California State University, Long Beach Flute Institute and joined the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, seasons 2005-2006 and was principal flute in 2006-2007. He has performed in masterclasses with Jim Walker, Wendy Wilhelmi, Tracy Harris, Carol Wincenc, and Robert Langevin.

Mario is currently a freelance musician and private instructor in the southern California area and enjoys reading, writing music, and hiking in his free time. #