Carmencita is one of the leading musicians of the Philippines today. An accomplished pianist, she is also a well-known piano pedagogue, and educator. She is the founder of the Greenhills Music Studio, (1968) and the Children’s Talent Education Center, (1984) the only Suzuki preschool in the country. She is a certified Montessori teacher.
She was a faculty member of two universities, the University of the Philippines College of Music and the Saint Paul University College of Music and the Performing Arts until her retirement in 2007.
She has been the recipient awards of achievement from the Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines (PTGP) and most recently the highest award ever given by Saint Paul University College of Music on its 70th anniversary, for her nurturing and development of musical talent and her pioneering efforts in the Suzuki Music Method in the Philippines.