Michael Relland

Michael R.

Arlington, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Piano is such a lovely instrument, good for exercising both hemispheres of our brain for sure!

About Michael R.

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied drama, voice and movement and believes all these skills help in expressing yourself--no matter what pieces you want to play!

In addition to working with students K-12, he also loves working with adults. I try to provide a nurturing atmosphere for someone trying revive or discover previously hidden musical interests!

*** Lesson Details ***
We begin with what we love. The student usually chooses one of his or her favorite songs to interpret. Later, we add music, usually from the classical or jazz fields, that build our skills and help us feel successful. All technique is based on real music. Learning scales, keys and music theory become part of the music. By the end of 6 months, we will have a "repertoire" of several songs that express our best self!


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25 Reviews
Susan O'Hara
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He’s so patient and very skilled!!

Posted Dec 4, 2020
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We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!

Posted Nov 11, 2020
Jack P.
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Very patient and knowledgeable - tech worked well for the lesson

Posted Mar 1, 2020
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Michael knows his stuff! I look forward to many more sessions with him.

Posted Jan 18, 2020
Georgia P.
Profile-location-online Online

Great connection with my kids!

Posted Sep 27, 2019
Georgia P.
Profile-location-online Online

Great connection with my kids!

Posted Sep 27, 2019
Teresa R.
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Michael is smart, fun, encouraging! I can’t wait for my next lesson 😀

Posted Aug 22, 2019
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We love Mr Michael!

Posted Aug 14, 2019

He’s been great to work with.

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

The first lesson of the ten-pack I bought (to start) went very well. Michael was knowledgeable and provided just the kind of feedback I wanted for my solo vocal performances (I was looking for instruction on *acting* in solo vocal performance), giving me immediately useful tips for improving my next performance. It's clear that Michael has a lot to offer me. I look forward to more in the coming lessons.

Posted Sep 23, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

He has a great personality, perfect for kids!

Posted Sep 23, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Son like his lesson. Thanks Michael

Posted Jun 3, 2018
zeph S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Lawrence M.


I'm a senior citizen that still works. I played some other instruments when I was younger and always wanted to play piano and Michael has motivated me to continue to learn and fit my practice into my work schedule. Anyone who wants to learn to play an instrument should look no further then Michael.

Posted Nov 6, 2013
Susan D.

Excellent teacher

We are thoroughly pleased. The lessons are a highlight of the week........Michael knows how to challenge as well as have fun with each lesson. Thanks for all you do and accommodating us when the schedule requires.................

Posted Nov 1, 2013
Beatrice S.

Great experience

Michael has been a great instructor. He has patience and a great piano-side manner. Michael allowed me to choose my own type music and went with my pace, He never made me feel like I wasn't moving forward. It has been a pleasure studying with Michael.

Posted Mar 11, 2013
Annie B.

Review for Micheal R

Michael is a wonderful teacher! He is patient, smart, has a great personality,and is a good communicator. He teaches quickly and effectively. In one lesson, he helped correct my bow hand position. As an adult, I am challenged each lesson with something new to learn. At the same time, he adapts to what I enjoy working on and gives me freedom to pick out additional songs I enjoy. He gives honest and encouraging feedback with his online notes. And as a female student, I feel safe at his studio since his conduct is always professional. I highly recommend him as a cello teacher.

Posted Aug 23, 2012

Michael's style of teaching is just what I was looking for -- works with what I want to do, doesn't put any pressure (stressing that this should be fun), analyzes what I'm doing and works with me to figure out how to best make it better.

Posted May 9, 2011

After three lessons with Michael

Michael aside from being a great musician ( I just realized he has a great CD with medieval music) is a great instructor. He has an infinite patience and knows well how to cheer up the progress made by the student, even if they are minimal. On top of that he has a warm personality, he is kind and well-mannered. He is fantastic!!

Posted Apr 18, 2011

Excellent with 5 yr old!

My daughter can't wait for her piano lessons! She's very excited to show her new skills to family and friends.

Posted Feb 28, 2011
Matthew C.
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Posted Jul 3, 2020
Laura P.
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Posted Mar 1, 2020
Pete Verdi
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Posted Oct 13, 2019
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Posted Oct 4, 2018
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Posted Sep 9, 2018

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Grades 4-12 Band/ Orchestra
Aug 1999 - May 2019

Public Schools

I have taught most instruments at the beginning through advanced level in the public school systems of Maryland, Texas and Arizona.


Master of Music Education
Aug 1996 - May 1999

Loyola University

BA in Music
Aug 1989 - Aug 1994

University of North Texas


Instrumental Music, All Level
Jun 2001

State of Texas, Oklahoma

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