Laredo's Trevino Magnet School unveils piano page

Trevino Magnet School unveils piano

Trevino Magnet School unveils Steinway Baby Grand Piano

With much enthusiasm, the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts Piano students unveiled the school’s new Steinway Baby Grand Piano. The family of the late Dr. Antonio “Tony” Vidal Cantu graciously donated the piano. 

According to Dr. Mary Grace Carroll VMT, Piano Instructor, with the addition of the schools’ newest piano, students now have a unique opportunity to hone their skills.

“This is a blessing for all of our students,” said Carroll. I’m thrilled because this unexpected bequest of this Steinway Baby Grand Piano has already impacted students’ critical listening abilities. High quality musical instruments such as this demand focus and respect for optimal results.”

“For the community, the addition of Dr. Cantu’s Steinway will draw elite artist from colleges and universities in our region to share their talents at VMT,” said Carroll. “VMT will benefit from this most generous gift for years to come.”   

Dr. Cantu, who had a love for the Arts, was very fond and impressed with the work of school principal Dr. Martha Villarreal and Dr. Carroll are doing with the students at VMT.

“This piano was very dear to my uncle. He treasured it, as he loved playing it for others. After his passing, he wanted his piano to be enjoyed by many,” said Vidal Cantu Jr. “VMT is the perfect fit for that opportunity. He would be very pleased to know that the students are enjoying the use of his piano.” 

“We are very appreciative and honored that Dr. Antonio Cantu bequeathed his beautiful and personal Steinway Piano to the Vidal M. Treviño Magnet School of Communications and Fine Arts,” said Dr. Villarreal. “Dr. Cantu, was a friend of the VMT School and attended many of our recitals and concerts. He loved hearing the students play the piano and would visit Dr. Carroll’s piano lab just to hear the students play.”

Villarreal fondly remembers Dr. Cantu as an amazing person. “He was a scholar and a highly accomplished man who had an affinity for literature and the arts, especially music. I enjoyed speaking to him because he was a great conversationalist and always had very interesting experiences to share,” said Villarreal. “His piano contribution is a legacy of his passion for piano music and his desire to share it with our students.” 

Vidal Cantu Jr. nephew of the late Dr. Antonio Cantu, along with David Trevino and Dr. Villarreal attended the unveiling and addressed the students on how the Fine Arts positively affects academic success.  



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