On behalf of the Conjunto Heritage Taller Familia, we want to extend our deepest condolences to the Martinez family. Lorenzo Martinez passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2020 in his home, alongside family. As one of our longest serving maestros, having taught with CHT for over 17 years, Lore was deeply admired and cherished by us all and played an instrumental role in our organization and the conjunto community at large, sharing his wealth of music knowledge with so many. Lore will be deeply missed by all of the CHT familia. His dedication to conjunto music is an inspiration to all of his students and friends. We will continue to hold him in our hearts and cherish his immense contributions to conjunto music.

In lieu of flowers, the Martinez family graciously welcomes donations to the Conjunto Heritage Taller in memory of Lorenzo Martinez. 


As we continue to expand our online programming, we are happy to announce the launch of online, one-on-one lessons with instructors Aaron Salinas and Bene Medina!

These lessons, previously available to existing students only, are now open to NEW STUDENTS!

Please note: each instructor has a different schedule and hosts the lessons via different platforms. Click the appropriate button below for details.

Please review the below requirements for virtual lessons:
accordion, internet access, email access, and a Zoom Video Conferencing account or access to Google Meet.

***each lesson is $10***

Preserving Conjunto music for generations to come

The Conjunto Heritage Taller is a community based organization dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of traditional conjunto music as played with the button accordion and bajo sexto. Established in 2002 to provide low-cost music instruction and to seek venues for its students to perform publicly, CHT is committed to exposing the community at large to conjunto music by providing music when invited and available to do so.

Our Story

Conjunto — the traditional music of South Texas — dates back to the end of the 19th century….

CHT Instructors

Meet the master accordion and bajo sexto instructors helping keep conjunto music alive.

Our Programs:

Studio Classes

Senior Programs

Conjunto in the Community

Help Keep Conjunto Music Alive!

As a non-profit organization, the Conjunto Heritage Taller offers low cost, and sometimes free lessons, to make this opportunity accessible to anyone who has an interest in learning. We rely on grants and contributions from individuals to make this possible. Please consider donating to CHT.

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