Cindy Giron was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her music studies with eurhythmics and recorder at the age of 5 at New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School. At age 6, she began playing the piano with teacher Frederika King and later continued her studies with pianist Valentina Lass at age 8. Heavily influenced by Chopin’s piano nocturnes, Cindy began to write music at the age of 14, studying with Alla Elana Cohen. Engaged in the Certificate program at NEC, Cindy participated in chamber ensembles, choir, orchestra, and theory lessons. In 2004, as piano and celesta player, Cindy toured Brazil and Venezuela with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Zander.
Under the tutelage of Nils Vigeland and Reiko Fueting, Cindy received a Bachelors Degree in Music with a major in Composition and minor in Piano from Manhattan School of Music in May 2010. She continued her piano studies at MSM with Marjean Olson and studied jazz piano with Joan Stiles. In the fall of 2010, she went abroad for a semester and studied Composition with Gilius van Bergeik and Yiannis Kyriadis at Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, Netherlands. Thereafter, she studied at New York University’s Steinhardt school of Culture, Education, and Human Development. With instruction in Contemporary and Electronic Composition from Morton Subotnick and Julia Wolfe, Cindy graduated in May 2012 with a masters in Music Theory and Composition.
While studying at NYU, Cindy was a part of the America Reads Tutoring program in New York City Public Schools. As a teacher assistant, she helped developed reading, writing, and musical development for 3rd and 8th graders. America Reads sparked a passion for teaching and inspired Cindy to pursue more teaching opportunities after receiving her masters. This lead to her teaching eurythmics, piano, and music theory at Belle Arti Center for the Arts in Forest Hills, NY. With an interest to learn about alternative forms of education, Ms. Giron also taught a Waldorf-inspired early childhood music and nature class with the Brooklyn Forest School in Prospect Park, as well as New York City’s Central Park.
Cindy is currently teaching at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, the North End Performing Arts Center, and composing and collaborating with musicians. She is happy to be back home where she can share her passion of music with her students and help them develop into musicians!