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Student of the Month June 2012: Abner Collazo Cruz

Student of the Month Cuatristas.com

We are pleased to introduce a student from Cuatristas.com that due to its executions, improvement and notable progress in the Cuatrowe have decided to select him as Student of the Month.

Congratulations ABNER CANO COLLAZO-CRUZ for being a worthy representative of the students of  Cuatristas.com, in good time continue reaping success with your great talent in Puerto Rican Cuatro.


History and message of Abner "Cano" Collazo- Cruz


My name is Abner Collazo-Cruz, they call me Cano. I was born in New York and at age 10 my family returns to Bayamón, Puerto Rico where I grew up. In 1984 I entered the Puerto Rico Air National Guard and then decided to enter full time and that is how I arrived where I reside since 1988, Guam, USA. A tropical island of 35 x 10 miles, population 160k, and about 24 hours back to Puerto Rico.

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Lesson Resource: The Barrel (Polka)


Lesson: El barrilito (Polka) by instructor Fabiola Méndez

If you want to learn to play the polka "El Barrilito" remember that you can see the lesson in the category "Other genres" and download the tablature, score from there. 


Some versions of the Barrel:

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Demo of new lesson "Lamento Borincano" 03/14/2011

Demonstration of a new lesson: "Lamento Borincano" by Rafael Hernández

Instructor: Maribel Delgado

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Puerto Rican Classes Cuatro by Internet. Hundreds of people from all over the world are already learning to play the Puerto Rican Cuatro from the comfort of your home in http://cuatristas.com You just need a computer, you cuatro and the enthusiasm to learn. Cuatristas.com offers you education for Puerto Rican Cuatro from distance. The instructional videos are at your disposal 24/7 and you can adjust your practice time according to your schedule. Our instructors are in the best position to answer each of your questions, as well as receive your videos to evaluate your progress. There are many educational tools that we offer you and a community of cuatristas from all over the world with which you can interact and exchange knowledge. For only $ 14.95 per month you will have access to more than 90 lessons, tabs, sheet music, midi, accompaniment, personalized help, and much more! 

With a team of 5 instructors, led by the cuatrista Maribel Delgado Cuatristas.com offers you the lessons you have been waiting for so long!

What do you expect to learn? 

Lyrics by Lamento Borincano (Rafael Hernández)

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