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Priscilla M.
Dallas, Texas
My 35 + years' experience will help you create beautiful music on the piano!
Being a concert pianist, playing piano is my favorite thing to do. I really enjoy playing, and love teaching my students to do the same! You'll find in my studio that your playing will rise to a new level of excellence you never thought possible. We'll help you get confident, learn and develop new skills, and enjoy music in a whole new way. I work in all genres, from classical to jazz and popular. There's a great world of songs out there ready for you to learn and enjoy! Come join me! Specialties: Basic piano skills, Classical piano and all other styles, Improvisation, Reading chord charts and Fake Books, Sightreading
About Priscilla M.

With over 35 years experience, I love teaching people and helping them discover what beautiful things they can create in the world of music! Music is such a powerful way to express ourselves, and I love helping others learn how to do this and really enjoy it. I have played piano since I was three. When I was able to read at age four, I began lessons, and the rest is history. I graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music with a degree in Piano Performance and completed a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the University of Redlands. I love to perform, have written several songs, produced three CD's all with original music that I perform, and have just completed a fourth CD featuring major classical piano works arranged with favorite hymns. I have also written a musical and am in the process of having it produced. I have sung in choirs of all types and accompanied them on the piano as well for many years. I have worked extensively in Musical Theater, serving both as Musical Director and Accompanist for shows such as Sound of Music, Annie, and many others. I love seeing people get touched with music and love to help others create and perform music that really speaks to the heart. It's my passion. I teach all styles of music, and love teaching children, adults, and everything in between! My goal for the students is for them to feel good about themselves as musicians and to be able to express themselves and reach the highest level of performance possible for them. The students have the opportunity to perform regularly in recitals as well as other venues, and we have a lot of fun! Lessons are a great experience for us all. *** Lesson Details *** I use a standard curriculum for students that teaches the basic concepts of music and gives them creative pieces to use in the process. I expect my students to practice, and reward and encourage them to do so. I believe that positive affirmation is the best teaching tool, so I use that as my main basis for teaching, along with discipline and being challenged appropriately. I love helping people create, so my main goal for a piece is to help the student learn to perform it in the best way possible, with plenty of technique and lots of expression, to really make it their own so they and the audience can really enjoy it. My students are usually ready to perform at least two or three major pieces of their level at the end of six months. I give them material to challenge them and encourage them to progress. Not too much, not too little! I teach self-confidence as one the biggest tools they can use to help themselves improve. Come join us in our studio! We have a great time together discovering what we can create in the world of music. *** Studio Equipment *** I teach in my own private studio with an upright Weber piano excellent for teaching beginning to advanced piano skills and spacious room for voice lessons. *** Travel Equipment *** NA *** Specialties *** Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Composition, Gospel Singing, Improvisation, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Reading Chord Charts, Singing, Songwriting, Transposition.

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Priscilla M.
Dallas, Texas
My 35 + years' experience will help you create beautiful music on the piano!
Being a concert pianist, playing piano is my favorite thing to do. I really enjoy playing, and love teaching my students to do the same! You'll find in my studio that your playing will rise to a new level of excellence you never thought possible. We'll help you get confident, learn and develop new skills, and enjoy music in a whole new way. I work in all genres, from classical to jazz and popular. There's a great world of songs out there ready for you to learn and enjoy! Come join me! Specialties: Basic piano skills, Classical piano and all other styles, Improvisation, Reading chord charts and Fake Books, Sightreading
About Priscilla M.

With over 35 years experience, I love teaching people and helping them discover what beautiful things they can create in the world of music! Music is such a powerful way to express ourselves, and I love helping others learn how to do this and really enjoy it. I have played piano since I was three. When I was able to read at age four, I began lessons, and the rest is history. I graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music with a degree in Piano Performance and completed a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the University of Redlands. I love to perform, have written several songs, produced three CD's all with original music that I perform, and have just completed a fourth CD featuring major classical piano works arranged with favorite hymns. I have also written a musical and am in the process of having it produced. I have sung in choirs of all types and accompanied them on the piano as well for many years. I have worked extensively in Musical Theater, serving both as Musical Director and Accompanist for shows such as Sound of Music, Annie, and many others. I love seeing people get touched with music and love to help others create and perform music that really speaks to the heart. It's my passion. I teach all styles of music, and love teaching children, adults, and everything in between! My goal for the students is for them to feel good about themselves as musicians and to be able to express themselves and reach the highest level of performance possible for them. The students have the opportunity to perform regularly in recitals as well as other venues, and we have a lot of fun! Lessons are a great experience for us all. *** Lesson Details *** I use a standard curriculum for students that teaches the basic concepts of music and gives them creative pieces to use in the process. I expect my students to practice, and reward and encourage them to do so. I believe that positive affirmation is the best teaching tool, so I use that as my main basis for teaching, along with discipline and being challenged appropriately. I love helping people create, so my main goal for a piece is to help the student learn to perform it in the best way possible, with plenty of technique and lots of expression, to really make it their own so they and the audience can really enjoy it. My students are usually ready to perform at least two or three major pieces of their level at the end of six months. I give them material to challenge them and encourage them to progress. Not too much, not too little! I teach self-confidence as one the biggest tools they can use to help themselves improve. Come join us in our studio! We have a great time together discovering what we can create in the world of music. *** Studio Equipment *** I teach in my own private studio with an upright Weber piano excellent for teaching beginning to advanced piano skills and spacious room for voice lessons. *** Travel Equipment *** NA *** Specialties *** Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Composition, Gospel Singing, Improvisation, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Reading Chord Charts, Singing, Songwriting, Transposition.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1986

Education

Master's Degree in Music

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Priscilla is an outstanding piano teacher and musician. I have been working with her for more than two years and have learned a great deal. I have played piano off and on since I was a child, with decade long breaks as an adult. At every lesson Priscilla demonstrates her expertise, kindness, and most importantly her ability to determine how to practice on your own, how to think about what the music represents, and what you need to improve and perfect a piece of music. I have had two prior teachers as an adult, and Priscilla is by far the best. I recommend her highly.

Posted Jul 26, 2022
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She was very encouraging when it comes to learning. Really helps you focus on your weaknesses to help you get better. Very flexible with schedule always on time and very punctual as well. I had a little bit of knowledge when I started but Priscilla help me improve immensely. I would choose her for a teacher any day!

Posted Sep 16, 2015
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My kids are doing great in just 2 weeks

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Recording Artist
Sep 1989 - Present
Mirror of My Soul Minstries
I have recorded four piano solo CD's of pieces that I have composed and arranged. They vary in style from soft jazz, including Christmas arrangements, to Classical Piano music arranged with Hymns of Peace and Comfort. They have all sold well and are favorites with many of the listeners.
Piano Accompanist for Musical Theater
Apr 1997 - Jun 2010
Christian Youth Theater
I worked for over ten years with Christian Community Theater in San Diego. We worked three month sessions with an average of 25 rehearsals and 12 performances for every show. I helped soloists and ensemble members learn their parts and played for all of the performances. Our shows included Sound of Music, Annie and many others.
Musical Director
Mar 2010 - May 2010
Christian Youth Theater
I served as Musical Director and Accompanist for an outstanding production of Sound of Music. We had award-winning singers, and the show was a great success. It has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my theater career so far.
Choral Accompanist
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
San Diego State University
I accompanied the mixed choir at San Diego State University where we performed classical music and participated in events such as concerts and competitions.
High School Choir Accompanist
Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
Madison High School
I played for the mixed choir as well as the advanced choir at Madison High School in San Diego, CA. I also accompanied all of the musical theater productions that they did during the time that I was there.
Classical Piano Accompanist for Chorale
Sep 1981 - May 1984
Wheaton College Women's Chorale
I worked with the Women's Chorale at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music for four years. We traveled throughout Europe and did concerts at home, covering all types of classical music.
Central Texas Girls' Choir Accompanist
Sep 1972 - May 1977
Mary Hardin Baylor College, Belton, Texas
I served as a choral accompanist for Girls Preparatory, Advanced, and Jr. High Ensemble Choirs, including regular concert events as well as competitions.
Master's Degree in Music
Aug 1984 - Jun 1986
University of Redlands
Bachelor's Degree in Music
Aug 1980 - May 1984
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
Winner of National Talent Search
Nov 1994
Christian Broadcasting Network

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Piano
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Scottsbluff Drive Dallas Texas
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W
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S
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$34
45 minutes
$45
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$50
New Student Special
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