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Cecilia Peña-Govea

Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea is the Vocal Coach for MDYMP and a teaching artist with SFUSD’s Mariachi Program at various schools throughout the Mission and Excelsior.  Her expertise lies in many different types of Latin music including Mariachi, Salsa, Conjunto/Tex-Mex, Rumba, and Cumbia/Vallenato.  She also plays different Balkan styles of music.  Cecilia’s main instruments are trumpet, voice and guitarron.  She is a long-term member of San Francisco treasure La Familia Peña-Govea and a founding member of Taraf de Locos,  a Latin/Balkan fusion band based out of SF.  Cecilia plays with many different groups in the larger bay area including Los Compas and Almas Fronterizas. When she is not teaching she is working on her own musical projects or working as a Latin Music Analyst for Pandora Radio. Cecilia is a young Latina woman who was born and raised in San Francisco and sees music as a huge tool for the cultural vitality of the city and larger Bay Area.  Her passions lie in sharing the joy of music with people of all ages and helping youth harness their voice and cultural power through music and performance.  Cecilia is a bilingual instructor and teaches in both English and Spanish.