•  Studying Music Education at Dallas Baptist University       
  • 12 years of guitar and drum experience
  • Gifted communicator and passionate encourager



Ruben Melendez was born in Hanover, Maryland but spent most of his upbringing in El Paso, Texas. Ruben began playing drums at the age of ten, and at thirteen, he started learning the guitar and was soon playing for his church and around his hometown. Ruben is finishing an all-level Music Education degree at Dallas Baptist University and plans to pursue a Master's degree in Music Theory Pedagogy. He has a passion for music - especially when it comes to blues and Jazz. He loves sharing this passion through teaching and equipping his students in their own pursuits in music. When you meet Ruben, you recognize immediately that he is a true teacher and encourager and we are thrilled to have him on our team!