Houston native, Noé Mendoza III, is a bit of a tradesman of the arts. He’s a musician, an artist, an actor, and a director. Noé began his music career at a very young age. At the age of seven he joined the Aldine ISD Honor Choir. Soon after he joined the school band and picked up the saxophone. Noé continued to play the sax throughout the rest of his middle school, high school and college career. It was during this period that he received most of his classical training. In 1999, Noé was awarded the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence.
At the age of fifteen he joined his first band, Revelación Juvenil, a Tejano Band. This was his first taste of being a musician in the real world. He learned a lot about the music business during that period; about bookings, sound production, lighting, and pay. It was also during that period that he decided to pick up the guitar. With his dad’s old electric in one hand and a bunch of 1970’s how-to books in the other, he taught himself how to play guitar. As he progressed he slowly began to play a few songs on guitar for Revelación Juvenil and getting tips from local musicians that he would meet from gig to gig. As the years passed on, Noé continued to work on his technique.
In 2003, Noé attended the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. There, he was able to apply his music experience as a music composer and musical director. At the same time Noé began freelancing as a guitar instructor; teaching a variety of students. He is a full supporter of the arts and believes that it is never too late to play an instrument. It’s never too late to have fun!
In addition to being an actor, Noé is also a stage combatant with extensive training in unarmed combat, single sword, small sword, broad sword and rapier & dagger. He is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and has worked in several venues throughout the Houston area including The Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, and The Houston Shakespeare Festival.