Christian Cordobes is a South Florida based music educator and Percussionist. He began his music journey at Miami Arts Studio, where he found his love for percussion at a young age. Having gained a great passion for music, he graduated high school at MAS and began attending Florida International University in pursuit of a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree. While studying under Dr. Karlyn R. Viña and Dr. Colin Williams, he performed in the FIU Wind Ensemble as Principal Percussionist, FIU Orchestra, and the Miami Wind Symphony. He began his marching career with the FIU Marching Band, playing marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, and snare drum. He continued to march FIU Indoor on xylophone, and Stryke World Percussion on vibraphone. As an educator, Christian has taught at Somerset Academy as the Front Ensemble Technician, at FIU as the Front Ensemble Caption Head and is now currently interning at Coral Reef Senior High School, alongside Kennan Torgerson, teaching marching band, jazz band, wind ensemble, and percussion ensemble. During his time at the SFCPA, Christian has taught private lessons with emphasis on mallet instruments, as well as Red, Green, Blue, Purple, and summer session group classes. He looks forward to continuing his work with the SFCPA and the upcoming school year.