University of Southern California

Contreras is a Teaching Assistant at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he teaches Fundamentals of Music Theory and Aural Skills.

Composition Lessons

He also offers private composition lessons, to students of all ages, both in Los Angeles and via Skype. Contreras designs his lessons based on the interests of his students. They can cover a wide array of topics such as music theory and analysis, notation, and orchestration.

To inquire about lessons, please e-mail Contreras at:


Guest Lectures

Contreras has been a Guest Lecturer at the Baylor University and the California State University of Fresno in the United States; and the Western Institute of Technology (ITESO) and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.

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