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Dr. Villaverde is the Co-Founder and Program Director at Superior Academy of Music in Miami (SAM), FL. He co-founded SAM along with his wife wife, Dr. Fabiana Claure soon after winning several prizes at the University of Miami's Business Plan Competition as he was completing his doctoral degree in music. 

Dr. Villaverde has been featured as an entrepreneur in the Miami Herald, the KnightArts Blog, the Pinecrest Tribune, and twice on National Television as part of PBS's Nightly Business Report (see below). To learn more about his award winning business, visit

Press Coverage and Business Awards

Superior Academy of Music promotional video featuring parent and student testimonials

Superior Academy of Music featured on National Television (PBS)

SAM's Co-Founders featured on PBS's Nightly Business Report

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