Dorla Aparicio

Dorla A.

Cleburne, TX

Lesson Details



Dorla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

You may call me Miss Dorla, as my students affectionately call me!

Just imagine... you are just a few steps away from making music at the piano! Popular songs from your favorite artists are easier to play than you think! Bach, Beethoven and Mozart will be at your fingertips. Worship songs are a lesson away!

Let me tell you about myself: I have been teaching piano for more than 30 years. Received my undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at the University of Montemorelos in Mexico and a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy (piano teaching) from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

After six years as Early Childhood Music Coordinator at TCU’s Music Preparatory Division I continue to maintain a full teaching schedule with over 30 students in my private studio, and as adjunct music instructor at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas.

I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and enjoy teaching my students how to make beautiful music!

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Adjunct Music Professor
Aug 2011 - Present
Southwestern Adventist University

Owner and Teacher
Jul 1988 - Present
Dorla's Piano Studio


Nationally Certifies Teacher of Music
Jan 1994 - Present
Master in Music, Piano Pedagogy
Aug 1992 - Dec 1995
Texas Christian University


Spanish and English
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Jan 1995

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Photos & Videos

Experiencing the joy of making music!
Ms. Dorla

Grand piano

Group piano setting

5 year olds in group piano class

She's a winner!

The Studio

3 year old private lesson.

Piano lab time with "Piano Maestro"
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Delise Jul 15, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ms. Dorla has been an excellent piano teacher to both of my children. They started group lessons when they were very young and moved to private lessons after a few years. Ms. Dorla employs an advanced pedagogical teaching style which is very eclectic making it a unique experience for each student. Group lessons are a wonderful, fun experience where Ms. Dorla incorporates all of students' senses so that they not only "play" music but "experience" it. Private lessons are uniquely designed with the students' interests and abilities in mind using a research-based curriculum that includes diversity of activities which include technology. Having witnessed my children's progress in their playing abilities and their increasing love of music I cannot hesitate in recommending Ms. Dorla to anyone that is interested in receiving top quality music education.

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