• MUSICIAN since 1966 and TEACHER since 1969.                                                           Master Instrument Builder over 70,000 instruments made since 1990 with ALL ages!
  • 48 YEARS Master Performing Artist
  • 42 YEARS of Indigenous Mexican Music Research, Performance & Cultural Involvement since 1975.

  • NATIVE HERITAGE: Yaqui (Sonora, Mexico - Mother's family) & Tepehuano (Durango, Mexico - Father's family).
  • BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE "with Honors" in Performance - Immaculate Heart College 1978
  • ALL AGES: With my strong experience of over 35 years conducting educational/cultural programs I am totally comfortable performing/teaching with and for ALL ages, Preschool to Adults & Challenged. This includes high management skills at keeping their interest and motivation!
  • 48 years of "engaging audiences, transforming ordinary spaces into inviting and inclusive performance spaces, if not, sacred spaces where the music can take place.
  • My career is being both a Performing & Teaching Artist with strong experience with high demand. I am a basically a "Been there, done that" artist.
  • I follow California State Visual and Performing Arts Standards but I was doing this before they called it "standards and core learning, etc."
  • My programs can be “Bilingual” or totally in Spanish.
  • I bring a virtual museum of visually exciting, exotic sounding & unusual native instruments to myperformances, workshops and lectures.
  • Since 1980, over 35 years strong experience as one the pioneers of “Interactive Performance”!!! 100% Interactive Innovator - I motivate and guide my audiences into being instant musicians!! I created my programs way back in the 80's when there was really nothing like it.
  • Sound Worker (using sound for beneficial well being)
  • ALL my instrument workshops improve multi-tasking, listening skills, respect of nature and process. I also developed all my teaching methods; I didn't read any book, I followed my heart, my natural ablities, input from educators and better, student input!
  • My programs have cultural applications to all seasons of the year.
  • Currently Master Outreach Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Kern (over 20 years) and College of the Canyons Educational Outreach (10 years approx)
  • Master Outreach Teaching Artist in the recent past for Young Audiences of Northern CA; Wells Fargo Performing Arts Center; Orchestras of Pasadena; Cerritos Center for Performing Arts and Star Inc and the Music Center.
  • Master Independent Contractor Outreach Teaching Artist & Instrument Maker: Local, National and International levels: Performance & Educational Tours

All written and musical materials created by Martin Espino (c) & (p) 1984