I teach individual and ensemble lessons in Leeds and London, and offer individual lessons worldwide via SKYPE Video.

I currently have a small number of places available so if you are interested please contact me at: and

I also run a number of workshops and masterclasses please join the mailing list for details. 


Teaching Profile


I have  taught extensively and published a University level textbook on Cuban Music. I have taught at the UK’s most prestigious music colleges, the national music school and conservatoire in Havana, in Cuba. I have absorbed musical influences from around the globe, and am developing a uniques fusion for my forthcoming Jazz Album, " Best Foot Forward".


Teaching Philosophy


Teaching allows me to give developing musicians, both young and old the tools to develop their own style and individual voice. I enjoy being a part of their journey, and am in turn inspired.


As well as teaching my students how to play violin and improvise, I also share my extensive performance experience and encourage them to find their own unique way to communicate effectively with audiences.


Teaching Qualifications


Licenciado in Music: Masters Degree Performance and Teaching, Instituto Superior de Arte, Habana 1981-86

First Study Violin. Graduated top of the class.




Albums and Books


From There to Here (CD, Album) – Omar Puente. By Destin-e World Records, London, 2009. Producer, Writer, arranger, and Violinist.


Bridges (CD, Album) – Robert Mitchell and Omar Puente. By F-IRE, London, 2006.


Instruments & Performance

Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm. 2000

Garden Of Perfume, Temple Of Sound & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali - People's Colony No I (CD, Album), Real World Records, Virgin 2001

The Lullaby Of Kings Cross, Temple Of Sound - First Edition, Wagram 2002

Spanish Dance (Studio 21 Crying Violin), Various - Something Estereo 01: Latin Garage Afro House (CD, Comp), Estereo 2003

Hood - The Negatives...., Domino 2005

Hood - Outside Closer , Domino 2005

Hood - Recollected (6xCD, Album, RM, Ltd, Comp + Box) Domino 2011

Taicuba - Live At Boisdale (CD, Album), London. Producer, Violin. 2001


Play Violin The Cuban Way, by Omar Puente and Alex Wilson in 2010, Jazzwise, London, 2010.