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Popular Music Teachers Near Dallas

Elizabeth E.

Dallas, TX
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Erica T.

Dallas, TX
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Whitney H.

Dallas, TX
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Elizabeth E. Dallas, TX

About Elizabeth

Music has always been a central part of my life. I was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, where I began piano lessons at the age of eight. For several summers I attended Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado, where I studied piano and music theory with university music faculty from across the country. In high school I played piano and clarinet in the jazz and symphonic bands and was a member of the All-State Band. I have a BA in history and French and a minor in music from Indiana University, which has one of the top-ranked music schools in the country, and a PhD in history from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. I've also worked as a piano accompanist for Dallas-area middle and high school band students competing in the UIL solo contest. In addition to ...

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timea H. January 15, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
excellent with children

She has been teaching my 7 year old son for about two years, and the 4 year old for half a year. She has been absolutely fantastic with them, kind and engaging, while taking teaching and progress seriously. She also keeps entertaining magazines to engage the child waiting for the other.
My sons both love piano, and enjoy her lessons, always go there with enthusiasm. They have made a wonderful progress and to the delight of the family the boys like to demonstrate what they have learned.
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Angelina G. October 28, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Highly recommended...

My now 6 yr old son has been taking lessons with Elizabeth for just short over a year now. I am pleased to say that I am very happy with his progress. He's a very talkative and hyper child that can get easily distracted but she seems to be able to keep him entertained and interested in the lesson. I look forward to continuing lessons with her and will highly recommend her.
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Joe A. May 5, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
A teacher that inspires

My grandson has been with Elizabeth for about a year and he has made great progress. He looks forward to attending piano lessons and and showing her what he has learned and practiced during the week. She is a great motivator and makes him feel that he is really accomplishing a lot. I am very glad that we found Elizabeth for his piano teacher because she has given him a desire to be good at playing the piano. She also allows us to sit and enjoy listening to our grandson play.
Erica T. Dallas, TX

About Erica

Erica is a classically trained pianist who is passionate about teaching the instrument she loves as well as performing as a solo and collaborative pianist. Born into a family of musicians, she started piano lessons at the age of 3 and has been teaching piano for over 10 years.

Erica received her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Kansas, where she studied with Richard Reber and Steven Spooner. She then went on to complete her Masters in Piano Performance at the New York University’s Steinhardt School in 2012 under the guidance of Eduardus Halim (the last pupil of Vladirmir Horowitz).

Erica was previously a member of the adjunct faculty at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development as well as a ...

Whitney H. Dallas, TX

About Whitney

I am a classically trained pianist who competed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for 15 years (began lessons at age 5). While I do posses the training that allows me to instruct students who are interested in performance level musicianship, I by no means expect my students to desire this for themselves.

My students have different interests and each are at a different skill level. Each student presents unique challenges, goals and progress so no matter what your interest/skill level is, we will make sure you are happy and successful.

*** What you can expect from me ***
We'll speak briefly about your expectations and schedule, then formulate a plan that will help you reach your goals. Whether your goal is to learn scales by the end of the month, figure out where middle C is, or ...

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Alexander R. August 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
If bees had knees, they'd name them Whitney. She's very supportive and adaptive to her students.

I am a first time player and she never makes me feel like i'm wasting her time or frustrating to work with.

I also have a crazy schedule that she is able to work around which may be the most important aspect of our relationship. She always is accommodating to all my issues which helps relieve the stress and challenge of learning something abstract.

Thanks Whitney!
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Maria H. July 30, 2013
Piano
Excellent teacher for all levels!

While I played the cello as a child, I'm an adult beginner when it comes to piano.

I've been taking piano lessons from Whitney for a year, and I really like studying with her. When I first started, we sat down and talked about my goals. She was able to start with where I was (familiar with musical concepts, able to read the base clef, unfamiliar with treble, and baffled at how to make my hands work together) and have our lessons perfectly suited to what I need. It's a perfect balance so I can understand the basics, but we can breeze right through what I already know. Now I can play several songs that actually sounds like real music and I'm so excited!

I definitely have some goal pieces I'd like to play one day, and Whitney's been excellent at finding pieces for me to learn that are the incremental steps. We've also done fun pieces, like Halloween and Christmas songs, as well as Disney songs leading up to a trip I'm taking. She's amazing at helping me find pieces that are something I'm really interested in but that also challenge me just enough.

She helps me with technique, and especially helps me set up how to practice, so I can keep progressing without getting stuck with one warm up exercise.

Also, her studio is BEAUTIFUL.
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Denny D. July 29, 2013
Piano
Great teacher!

I am 60 years old and have returned to daily play and practice after sporadic playing for decades. I hired Whitney because I was working on pieces that quite frankly I felt I could not play. I asked her one day if she thought I could play Schubert's opus 90 no,1. Her answer was decisive. She said, "It's not so much whether I think you could play it (you could, you're able). The question is really will you do the necessary practice to produce that result?"
In a steady progression Whitney returned me to the basics necessary to build the skills for performance level. Starting with scales and the circle of fifths, the relative minor and arpeggio practice Whitney very quickly sharpened my skills to my previous performance level and then I experienced playing beyond what I thought I could do.
I am now fulfilling a lifetime dream of practicing and playing the Goldberg Variations by Bach, something I thought that I would never do.
I highly recommend this teacher, her training starts right where you are at.

Haley S.

Dallas, TX
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Hillary C.

Richardson, TX
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Haley S. Dallas, TX

About Haley

Haley, soprano, earned a Masters in Music from The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and her Bachelors from the University of North Texas. She is a performer experienced in opera, oratorio, chamber music, musical theatre, jazz, and art song. She has performed leading opera roles such as: Pamina in Die Zauberflote; Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus; Juliette in Romeo et Juliette; and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Haley has performed supporting or partial roles such as: Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lieu in Turandot, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Amina in La Sonnambula, Lakme in Lakme, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, and Violetta in La Traviata. After working with the Cincinnati Opera and spending some time performing in Europe, Haley has recently returned ...

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Alyssa P. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Haley is an incredibly talented instructor, communicator, and musician. Although I had taken several years off from singing, Haley immediately set me at ease with her clear guidance, patience, and outgoing personality. One of the biggest challenges I have found with voice instructors is that it can be difficult to communicate what the student should be doing. Haley is fantastic at articulating correct techniques with metaphors and descriptions that truly resonate. In addition, her positive attitude and personality make every lesson a joy. In just a short time, my confidence and vocal technique has greatly improved, demonstrating the true value that lessons with Haley provide.
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Maureen L. June 4, 2014
Voice · In home
Verified Student
Haley is an outstanding instructor- she gives voice lessons to my 14 y.o. daughter. Haley is very encouraging, professional, has a great sense of humor, and she's willing to let the student choose some of the repertoire (she has an extensive knowledge of many genres); all of which help quell my daughter's performance anxiety. She's also a great administrator- stays on top of how many appointments we've had, is quick to respond when we need to reschedule, and is easily reachable by phone or email. We highly recommend Haley: she brightens our day with her positive outlook, energy, enthusiasm, and talent. Maureen Lupton
Hillary C. Richardson, TX

About Hillary

Hillary C. has been singing since joining the Sunrise Singers in elementary school. While singing in various choral groups, she also took private lessons to develop proper vocal technique. Her own students will appreciate the classical training she received as well as musical theater styles she has learned over the years.

At Washington and Lee University, Hillary participated in University Chorus, Chamber Singers, an a cappella group, and performed in musicals on stage. She studied music history, performance, and theory. Hillary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Vocal Production and received the Choral Award upon graduation. She has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Dallas Symphony Chorus, and Incarnation church choir.

Hillary also studied piano for seven years during ...

Sarah M. Dallas, TX

About Sarah

Since graduating in 2003 from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Drama, I've worked steadily as a professional actress, musician, teacher, and writer, based out of both New York City and Los Angeles. In May of this year, I relocated to Dallas, Texas to be near family, and am excited by the potential of the impressive local arts scene here.

I love teaching and consider each student a gift. Taking part in minds opening and skills developing; discovering how to connect with each individual; the moment when a student's eyes light up and say "Ohhh.. I get it... its like/when..." - these are remarkable experiences to share.

Okay, to be specific about what working with me looks like! Lessons will emphasize:
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Blaise W. September 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have nothing but good things to say about Sarah. I've been going to Sarah for singing lessons for a few months now and in each session I have been challenged and I have also had fun. I have gained so much confidence and I have heard significant improvement in my voice. Sarah is relaxed, well informed, exceptionally trained, and very encouraging. She made it a priority to understand what my goals were as a singer and how to best teach me so that I could reach them. Taking lessons with Sarah has been a great experience for me. She's awesome!
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Nina L. September 10, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I've been taking singing lessons from Sarah for a while now. She graduated from Juilliard in Acting, voice and singing which were obviously a major part of her studies. She's a wonderful teacher. Not only does she know her stuff (the last singing teacher I had - his idea of teaching was "sing like me"), but, from my experience, she really gets to know her students - their strengths/areas to work on, goals, learning style - and gives lessons that directly address such. I especially liked learning the physical warm-ups (stretches) that's most helpful prior to performing. Thanks, Sarah!
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evan Z. July 31, 2014
Audition Prep · In home
Sarah coached me on countless auditions for professional theatre, television and film jobs in New York City. Her firsthand knowledge of the industry combined with her insight into voice, speech and text analysis always left me feeling confident and prepared. She is a wonderful teacher. I can't recommend her enough. If you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, Sarah offers an expertise that will be beneficial to you. And because of her caring and gentle approach, working with her inspires confidence and is just plain fun.

Music Lessons in Dallas, TX

Dallas is a popular haven for country music. While the genre’s fame peaked during the 1970s, country music actually began much earlier than that. In fact, country music can be traced back to 1910. However, it wasn’t until the 1920s that it was considered a recordable music genre.

Today, this unique blend of popular and traditional music is still appealing to younger audiences with the help of artists like Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and Keith Urban. While the instrumentation of the genre has evolved, it still retains its traditional themes. Through instruments like the guitar and soulful southern vocals, country music has a unique way of connecting to it listeners. In this genre, the guitar tends to be the central piece of the band. There tend to be a lot of guitar solos and they are ...

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