Victoria Salazar19

Victoria Salazar

Primary Music Teacher

I was born and raised in Madrid in a musicians' and music lovers' family. Having lived in a musical household, my passion for music started at a very early age.

I studied Music and specialised in piano at Amaniel Professional Conservatory of Madrid. After that, I studied architecture at the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. Later, I obtained a Teaching Training Master's Degree at Complutense University of Madrid.

After working as an architect for two years, I changed my career path and focused on Music teaching. I founded my own website based on Orff Music Methodology and started putting it into practice at TEO Nursery Schools in Madrid. At the same time, I led several Sustainable Architecture Workshops at the Headquarters of the Official Architects Association of Madrid.

In 2016, I moved to Qatar and worked at an international school, where I had the chance to lead the school choir, participate and organise several choir competitions, festivals, as well as school productions.

In 2018, I moved to Madrid again and started working at a bilingual school with their own Music School integrated in their school programme. I taught Mathematics, Technology and Robotics to Secondary students and Music and Movement, piano and Musical Theatre to Primary students, leading The Lion King musical production.

I am a very artistic person and my hobbies are mainly related to art in all its forms. I am currently taking contemporary dance lessons and I have become a big fan of this discipline, and particularly Pina Bausch choreographies. I have also been painting since I was very little, and that passion led me to study architecture. I am also keen on writing, having collaborated on several architecture and design publications and focusing on poetry, a discipline I have developed for a long time on my own blog.

I am lucky enough to work on something that is my passion, so I will bring all my musical experience and enthusiasm to Oryx International School, giving my students the chance to learn from different music approaches and methodologies, trying to engage them with the music I love, and trying to get the very best of each of them and supporting everyone to develop their musical talents.