Martha holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from The University of Texas at Tyler. Her primary focus was voice with a minor in piano. In addition to her degree in music she hold a master level III certificate in Orff Schulwerk Methodology and a Kindermusik certification.
Martha has extensive experience in the instruction setting, spanning 20 years. In addition to classroom teaching, she has offered private instruction to numerous students of all ages. Focus disciplines include piano and voice, along with technique and music theory. Her formal teaching locations include Texas public schools and church music education.
Martha’s style is best described as relaxed, energetic, and joyful. When studying with Martha, your lessons are about what you, the student, want to get out of them. Martha genuinely cares about your musical progress as well as getting to know you as a unique individual. Parents will appreciate her professionalism, reliability, and authentic teacher’s heart. Students will find her knowledgeable, relatable, and a compassionate teacher.
Styles & methods Martha can teach include: Beginner, Intermediate, Classical, Chord Approach, Hymns, Piano Accompaniment, Pre-School Group Piano Classes, College Audition Preparation, Competition Preparation, Classical Vocal (Ex: Opera, Art Songs, etc), Contemporary Vocal (Ex: Pop Style and songs)
“Martha is such a joy as a teacher! – She really wants her students to express themselves through the music. She is always engaging, thorough, and the students love her.” – Whitehouse, TX
“Martha is a gifted musician and she knows how to communicate to her students. She has a lot of musical experience and is a very creative dynamic teacher!” – Uvalde, TX
“We really liked Martha and would like to keep her as our piano teacher! What a difference!” – McKinney, TX
“Hi! This is Tessie (Martha’s student). I am still here loving my lessons, and feel so lucky to have Martha as my teacher…” – McKinney, TX
Martha has had many personal performance and audition experiences throughout the US and performed in opera and musical theater. In addition, she has participated in NATS, Guild, Texas All-State Choir, UIL competitions, and sight singing/Solfeggio competitions. Martha teaches a variety of techniques in both piano and vocal study, including popular, and classical styles. She believes a well-rounded education includes knowledge and/or experience in all study and performance forms.
If you are looking for a voice or piano teacher in Gainesville, contact us today and ask about Martha! Starlight Music Lessons offers private music lessons on all instruments throughout the entire DFW metroplex. And our teachers come to you! We would love to get you started with music lessons! If you live in the DFW metroplex and would like to enroll in piano lesson, guitar lessons, voice lessons, or more, fill out our enrollment form here.