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Christian Gospel with Priscilla M.

Dallas, Texas

4.8
(30)
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Teaches online
Teaches all skill levels
Age: 4+
Teaching since 1986
Master's Degree in Music

    Learn from a seasoned artist to play beautiful Christian music that will move the soul!

    Christian music is a great field to work in. Anywhere from gospel to contemporary worship bands, it is something I love to do and have done for many years. I would love to help you learn to be a great addition to your band or develop yourself as a musician that can play or sing by yourself. I can help you improve on your singing skills, learn to harmonize with your band members, play the keyboard or piano, even learn to improvise! I have done arranging, accompaniment, and solo work for over 25 years in all styles and settings. You think of something you want to learn, we'll find an answer and help you be a great blessing wherever you are! Come join me! Specialties: Reading chord charts, Playing and singing in worship bands, Solo and vocal piano work, Improvisation and arranging all styles of Christian music, Playing for choir rehearsal and performances

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    Scottsbluff Drive Dallas Texas
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    Teaching Hours

    Monday
    2 PM-3:30 PM
    4 PM-5:45 PM
    10 PM-10:15 PM
    Tuesday
    8:15 AM-2:30 PM
    10 PM-10:15 PM
    Friday
    8:30 AM-4:30 PM
    Saturday
    8 AM-3:30 PM
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    Pricing
    30 minutes
    $34
    45 minutes
    $45
    60 minutes
    $50

    About Priscilla M.

    4.8
    (30)
    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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    30 Reviews
    Alex
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    After taking piano lessons with Priscilla for over four years, I can safely say that she has helped improve my piano-playing skills tremendously. Priscilla is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and generous teacher; she is capable and adaptable to any genre, be it jazz or ragtime or classical. Not only is she very talented, but she also teaches with a great deal of kindness, patience, and attentiveness. She notices the small details in your playing that you might not even notice yourself and she knows precisely how to remedy them and point you in the right direction. She really cares about her students and that in turn has left me to truly cherish our lessons together. I highly recommend Priscilla for musicians of all learning levels – the experience that she has to offer is immeasurable!
    Posted Jul 3, 2023
    Brett
    Teacher's studio
    Priscilla was a wonderful teacher and I plan on going back when I am able to. She was thoughtful, professional, knowledgeable, and incredibly patient with me being a new(ish) learner. I was challenged to push myself into harder pieces & I saw incredible progress in my skills with her help. I was able to read music within a few weeks and my fingers slowly began to catch up due to Priscilla encouraging me to keep practicing and the tips & tricks I learned from her. She helped me through 3 different beginner books each with increasing difficulty yet all attainable with her insights. I highly recommend Priscilla to any new or versed students looking to improve upon their skillset, you will not be disappointed in the investment she gives to her students.
    Posted Jul 3, 2023
    Summer
    Teacher's studio
    Priscilla was amazing. She is a wealth of knowledge and talent! She was able to accommodate my specific request for improvisational piano lessons, and I learned so much while working with her. She is very accomplished, with tons of experience teaching and playing. I would absolutely recommend her.
    Posted Oct 3, 2022
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    Experience

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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