Music: Cello, Piano, Strings, Viola, Violin
Vania's mother had her involved in the arts at a very young age. When she was little, her family decided to pursue music lessons. "My dad had just picked up the guitar, thanks to my mom! And my little sister picked up the guitar, too. It took me a little bit longer to decide what I wanted to play, but one thing I knew for sure; I wanted an instrument that started with a V, because my name started with a V, and I figured it would not be such a common instrument."
Vania joined the West Valley Youth Orchestra after starting violin lessons. She and her family became involved in the Spanish Choir at Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral about a year later before moving to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glendale, AZ in 2004. In 8th grade, she joined the Phoenix Symphony Guild Symphonettes, and played with them for 5 years until her senior year of high school when she made it into Youth Orchestra! I also For high school I attended Arizona School for the Arts and continued my music education career through the University of Arizona. Approximately 2005 my sister and I joined an all female group for about a year, and after I finished high school I played Mariachi Music for about 5 years."
"Classical music and theory helped me improv at church. At church there was no music for violin, just lead sheets. So I had to make up my own part. I learned what chords were made of and I knew the circle of 5ths. When I made up my own parts I thought about what kinds of things violinist play in an orchestra setting. Playing at church and improving helped me learned to play on the fly and play a song I had never heard before all by ear. This skill helped me immensely when learning to play Mariachi music since most Mariachi performers are not musically educated and there isn't very much written music anyway. So this allowed me to begin performing professionally in restaurants as well as other gigs almost right away."
" Music has been the heart beat to my life and I know it is deeply a God-given talent and gift. I have an immense passion for music in every aspect of the music world and I desire to share it's beauty with the world and everyone who comes into my life."