Piano lessons Dallas TX
I would first like to say that I was born into a musical family. My Dad (choir director) and five older brothers were not only the majority of the choir in our large Catholic church, but Dad had a "tame" Frank Sinatra singing style. My mother played harmonica and piano by ear so acquiring musical intellects spread quickly to all of us. Most of my siblings sang and played instruments as we had a piano, guitar, organ, harmonica, trumpet, clarinet and a recorder to use as we pleased, with or without a music teacher.
I started singing and playing the piano at age four. With consistent encour
agement from my oldest sister (a professional organist for 40+ years), I learned piano and music theory while I was learning to read English, started guitar at eight. A natural born singer, I learned the basics of voice while in choir from middle school through high school while accompanying myself on piano or guitar when singing privately or for others. I wrote my first song at 17 and worked my way through college playing original music in coffee shops while earning my bachelors degree. After college, I started touring across the US (this was long before American Idol and the Internet when if you wanted to make it, you had to "pay your dues" on the road first). Working in the studio was always the most fun and challenging, my first original song got air play in 1990 (this was before CDs).
I received international distribution of my original music starting 2004; however, around that time I learned that performing was not my preferred way of providing service to others - teaching then become my passion. So while working for a local public school district as substitute teacher for general music classes (orchestra, band, choir as well), I was asked to write and teach a beginning songwriting class. From the very first day I had kids' attention wherever I went; and some of those students eventually recorded their own songs in studios.
After 30+ years of professional musicianship spanning across two continents (US and Germany) with originally produced music available on iTunes and two CDs on the market, I have found a unique way of teaching music to others. I especially enjoy teaching families (children, parents, grandparents, cousins, etc.) that want to learn to play a variety of instruments and music together. Married couples are wonderful to teach as well, I can usually get any combination of two or more people playing music together.
Annual recitals are every fall. I do not force anyone to play in the recital, however most everyone enjoys the experience.
*** Lesson Details ***
First of all, I'll need to know you or your children's goals, dreams and natural talent(s). What types of music do you love best? Are you more the serious type or fun-loving (I can work with both types of personalities but do require a respectful demeanor).
Lessons are once per week. It is extremely important to develop the brain, nervous system, physical coordination all together with momentum and repetitive physical movements; particularly, the first six months of learning.
I do book students on "Schedule-As-You-Go" but only if someone already knows an instrument and wants to take Combination Lessons: Voice/Piano or Voice/Guitar.
Please do not expect overnight success, hand/motor skills need to be developed and that doesn't occur with one or two lessons, unless you've had prior experience on your instrument and just need to refresh your brain's neural pathways.
If you are the creative type and wish to compose your own music, then by all means let me know as I teach not only composition, but arranging, music production, and the legal aspects of copyrights and distribution.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano lessons will be given on my grand piano. You will need your own guitar or ukulele, I will be using my Yamaha acoustic-electric classical nylon string guitar OR my Epiphone steel string guitar. Please see the photo noting the studio's microphones/vocal monitors, plus I have a variety of hand percussion. There are wide varieties of musical opportunities and experiences with me.
*** Specialties ***
Piano: Beginning/intermediate classical piano; pop, blues, jazz, hymns, praise music (piano/voice). Guitar: Beginning classical guitar (fingerpicking only), or beginning general guitar (notes, chords, fingerpicking, strumming, using a pick). Ukulele: Beginning note and strumming patterns. Voice: I can take you to professional levels!
Lastly, I would love to enroll students who want to learn Joni Mitchell's style of piano and guitar playing. She has never had any formal music training, only plays by ear, particularly on guitar she uses many open tuning inspired from sounds of nature (i.e., birdsongs, ocean waves, etc.).
Here are three recent written recommendations:
"I would highly recommend Ms. T. She has been coming into our home to teach myself and my three children ranging in age from 10 to 4. She tailors each one of our lessons to our ability level and she approaches each lesson with tenderness, care and respect. She has even created special lessons for my 4 year old to engage his creativity and ideas.We have used other instructors before, but have never had such personal attention. I couldn't imagine using anyone else."
Erin O. May 2012
"Ms. T has been teaching my 6 year old daughter classical piano for almost three years. Ms. T is very patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. My daughter wasn't excited about taking piano lessons initially but has really grown to love to play and looks forward to lessons with Ms. T. I recommend other moms give her a call." Top Qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrityhumor under bältet under humor shirts collegehumor under the sea collegehumor under down under humor under armour svensk humor under 100 år humor under medeltiden humor up meaning humor up humor un antidepresivo humor pick up lines humor punching up startup humor stand up humor breakup humor humor vs wit humor and laughter humor vs irony humor vs joke humor via humor via app humor via streaming humor via whatsapp humor teatro gran via humor with a sneer humor with a twist humor with a twist crossword clue humor with a side of homicide humor with a wry twist crossword humor with animals humor with covid humor with sarcasm within humor what does it mean to humor something what is humor in the body humor without folly humor without words humor without sarcasm humor without being offensive without humor quotes without humor without humor synonym without humor we are all dead humoral immunity humoral humorous meaning humorous synonym chamorro chamorro de res chamorro food chamorro in english chamorro people chamorro language chamorro grill dhumorna dhumorna goddess ehumor.pl znaczenie imion senso de humor tipos de humor humor janusz humor opinie peliculas de humor cuento de humor de humor ghumar ghumar ghumar ghumar rajasthani ghumarwin ghumar ghume re ghumar mandi ludhiana ghumar lyrics jump rope jumor jumorrow johnson zhumor sk instagram kumoricon jumor vk rhumor medical rumors rumors lizzo rumohra adiantiformis rumors lyrics rumors lizzo lyrics rumor has it lyrics schumer shumora shumore air purifier shomurodov shunori ramanathan schumer box schumer age schumer net worth tumor tumor lysis syndrome tumor definition tumor suppressor genes tumor symptoms tumor necrosis factor tumor markers tumorigenesis zhumor facebook zhumor instagram zhumor meme zhumor jtmj zhumor sk instagram zhumor insta zhumor textove vtipy humor and animals humor advertising humor appeal humor as a coping mechanism humor as a defense mechanism humor about getting old humor antonyms humor and hijinks festival humor books humor bone humor books for middle schoolers humor based on my pain humor books 2021 humor books for 5th graders humorbagel humor broken humor coping mechanism humor clipart humor commercials humor car humor cartoons humor cristiano humor comics humor columnist humor definition humor def humor defense mechanism humor definition literature humor devices humor define humor definicion humor defense mechanism example humor examples humor en ingles humor etymology humor examples in literature humor en español humor examples sentences humor emoji humor es los comediantes humor funny humor fiction humor for the day humor fiction books humor for the tumor humor for today humor for humanity humor for hope humor genre humor genre definition humor gif humor good morning humor genre books humor good morning tuesday humor games humor gifts humor heals us humor him humor her humor humour humor habits humor halloween costumes rumor has it humor helps us cope with stress humor in spanish humor in the bible humor in english humor in literature humor in the workplace humor is the best medicine humor in a sentence humor is created when people humor jokes humor journal humor jokes for work hurom juicer humor joker shirt humor jeans humor jokes nostalgia and funny memes humor jokes in english humor kdrama humor knee surgery cartoon humor king gnu lyrics english humor kosovar humor ka hindi meaning humor kbbi humor kya hai humor kalaset humor literary definition humor latin humor louisiana