Lydia Patterson Institute offers an exciting and very detailed orchestra program, which focuses around transforming music theory into a more pragmatic curriculum to transcend all barriers. Our orchestra is led by Ms. Hilda Rodriguez, a former graduate and active Mexican musician. She has developed a program, in which students will become empowered through their continually progressing musical prowess as well as their opportunity for growth.
Ms. Hilda Rodriguez is a graduate of Lydia Patterson Institute, whom upon graduation began her career as a singer and musician. Her career took off in Mexico City, then she spent the next 18 years touring Latin America and the United States as a recording star. When she finally retired from being a career musician and vocalist, Ms. Rodriguez was approached by a LPI's former principal David Rodriguez and the current assistant principal Ms. Woo. They felt she could breathe life into LPI’s music program and they were right! Ms. Rodriguez brings a certain fervor towards music rarely seen, in 2009 she created the current Orchestra program by bringing together the necessary instruments and constructing a lesson plan from scratch. Every deficiency within the previous music program she would personally correct, she has a true passion for music and instills a sense of pride in every student within her program. Ms. Hilda Rodriguez is truly a blessing towards the LPI music programs.