Alberto Puerto Music and Alberto Puerto Guitar School were founded in 2021 by Alberto Puerto and Gined Lopez Ganem. We wanted to bring high quality musical education to our area and to create musical products and events of the highest caliber. Since we were both coming from higher education, we were already proud of the achievements of our students and were excited to make our own story just as successful. After our first two years as an active studio, other friends asked us about how they could attain similar recognition and visibility, and we decided to start GG Art Space, a project that would allow us to collaborate with other disciplines and to advance the work of other artists in South Florida by creating artistic products together. Our company has been featured in Canvas Rebel Magazine, The New Tropic, VoyageMIA Magazine, and Revista Nagari cultural magazine. We have been sponsored by Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs, the Centro Cultural Español, (Spanish Cultural Center) and Bill Glez Guitars. In 2023, we were chosen by the National Performance Network as a fiscally sponsored project, and we were awarded a grant by Digital Undivided & JP Morgan Chase in the same year. We are excited to continue to grow in our efforts to create cultural collaborations in the Miami area and beyond.
Meet The Team
Founder Alberto Puerto is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and instructor based in Coral Gables, FL.
With over 10 years of experience teaching students of all levels, Alberto was Chair of Guitar Studies at the Evangelical University of Bolivia prior to starting his own projects, Alberto Puerto Guitar School and Alberto Puerto Music.
Alberto holds a degree in guitar from the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA) in Havana, Cuba, where he was concertmaster of the Sonantas Habaneras orchestra.
His first album, The Great Cuban Suite (2021) was nominated for a CubaDisco award.
Most recently, he has been working with various artists on the recording and release of a Latin American songbook album.
Gined Lopez Ganem
Gined Lopez Ganem is the Co-Founder of Alberto Puerto Music and GG Art Space, with over 10 years of experience as a university program director and over 20 years of experience as an educator and content creator.
Gined has been a contributing author at LnS Gallery, NuFlamenco Collaborative, Cernuda Arte, Cultural Arts Exchange, and other artistic projects. In 2023, she was selected as a recipient of a Chase Breakthrough Grant for minority women founders through Digital Undivided.
An alumna of the University of Miami Graduate School of Education, she enjoys building enjoyable and educational artistic events and creating community ties. Gined has an undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in dance from The Evergreen State College. A former dance enthusiast, she remains active in the arts community as a founder and producer.