Ricardo Hurtado graduated from the University Of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree on Music Therapy. Ricardo Hurtado has been instructing children and adults in piano and guitar performance for more than 20 years. Ricardo Hurtado has a special academic training in working with special needs students, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Intellectual Developmental Disability, Various Genetic Disorders, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, amongst other.
Furthermore, Ricardo Hurtado is the author of the music methodology called: The Cyber Orchestra; where music therapy and music education approach is employed to achieve both, music educational goals, as well as therapeutic goals.
Ricardo Hurtado currently works as a General Music Teacher/ Therapy Specialist and Children Choir Director at Education Through Music – LA. In addition, Ricardo oversees the special needs education department and provides continues training to more than forty teachers in special education.