Teacher Spotlight: Juliet – Piano & Voice Teacher in Plano, TX

We are happy to introduce you to Juliet! She offers in-home music lessons in Plano & surrounding areas.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Juliet is a passionate musician with skills in the area of teaching, worship, songwriting, coaching and more. Her private piano lessons began at age 7 and continued in high school and college. She performed in musical theatre and received extensive music theory training. She entered college with an initial focus on classical and jazz piano. Ultimately, she switched her focus to worship ministry, graduating with her Bachelor’s of Science in Worship Arts. During her time in college, she also completed a 2-year internship at Faith Assembly in Orlando, Florida.

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PERSONALITY & TEACHING STYLE

With drive and muse, Juliet has been teaching students of ages 4-25 for the past few years and is eager to share her love for music with her students at Starlight. She likes to focus on music theory to deepen her students’ understanding.

One strength Juliet has is being sure to demonstrate precisely what she wants students to practice. Making sure they have a firm grasp of what to work on throughout the week between lessons allows for optimal growth.

Having had a passionate music teacher herself, Juliet prioritizes sharing that same level of passion about piano and teaching. Teaching with great patience and joy is something she values highly. Her ultimate goal is to create a space for students to love their instrument and in return put their time and efforts into growing in their skill and knowledge. 

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Juliet!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JULIET

She is the kind of teacher you have fun with but still take seriously. Her students love to have Juliet over, but still feel the pressure of having to practice what she taught. She is very patient, especially with the younger ones. But what we loved the most was her ability to make learning fun. Juliet appealed to each of their musical interests and applied it to their lessons! She made every lesson educational yet personal.

Abby V.

Juliet teaches with passion and purpose, and pulls her students in with graceful words that both champion and challenge them. She really cares about the content she is teaching, but cares more about the student actually retaining the knowledge of the content.

Cade L.

Juliet is disciplined and has great leadership skills. She is dependable. Her self-motivation is one of the qualities that make her a great teacher, because she is always looking for ways to better her craft and to keep her students engaged.

Kellany F.

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Teacher Spotlight: Dusti – Clarinet, Guitar, Piano, Voice Teacher in Euless, TX

We are happy to introduce you to Dusti! She offers in-home music lessons in Euless & surrounding areas.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Dusti began learning music at a very young age, and started formal piano lessons at age 5. Since then, she added to her music education by taking musical theater classes at age 7. She continued taking private piano lessons and learning the art of musical performance. At age 12, she began learning clarinet. She took private clarinet lessons for four years. She continued with musical theater and added private voice lessons to the mix at age 15. Suffice it to say, at any one point in time since age 4, Dusti has been learning an instrument or perfecting the artform of music performance.

After graduating high school, Dusti focused on her vocal performance and music education path. Dusti graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Music Education from Concordia University – Portland in 2011. Since graduation, she has gone on to pursue a Master’s degree in Special Education Emotional Behavioral Disorders, and is now at Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus pursing her Associates in American Sign Language.

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TEACHING BACKGROUND

In 2010, Dusti began teaching music to groups of young learners. Since then, she has taught small group lessons for children in after-school programs and in the private school setting up until 2020. Since then, she has focused on teaching private piano lessons and also subs regularly for the music department at Park Row Christian Academy in Arlington.

PERSONALITY & TEACHING STYLE

Dusti’s main goal is to inspire and empower her students. She aims to inspire a love of music in all of her students. Everything is better with music, and Dusti hopes that her students grow to know this first hand. She also believes that each student should be empowered to take ownership over their private lesson experience. Dusti will encourage and inspire the student as far as the the student is willing to go themselves. This is a place to grow musically, artistically, mentally, and emotionally.

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Dusti!

SPECIAL SKILLS

Dusti is credentialed in Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Informed Teaching. She can also sign ASL and is proficient in Spanish. Dusti is looking forward to making music with you!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DUSTI

She aims to help the student learn the big picture and how the subject at hand fits into that. She works to meet the student where they are and bring them along so that they build confidence and meet their own goals. Her strengths are connecting with people and ensuring she lets those she works with knows she cares.

Katt A.

She tutored my first grader and was so patient and interactive with her! Would definitely recommend!

Jennifer B.

Dusti is very knowledgeable in music and teaching. She is entertaining and fun in all that she does!

Kati T.

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Teacher Spotlight: Jessica – Piano & Ukulele Teacher in Carrollton, TX

We are excited to introduce you to Jessica! She offers in-home piano & ukulele lessons in Carrollton and surrounding areas.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Music has always been a central feature of Jessica’s life, and she is grateful for the many opportunities to grow musically provided throughout her life. She began taking piano lessons at the age of five, and over the course of her childhood studied guitar, flute, and violin, and eventually percussion in her high school band; but the piano has always been her instrument of choice. She took piano lessons throughout high school and college, and now as an adult she uses those skills regularly; she has accompanied local choirs, soloists, and community musical theater for the past 20 years.

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TEACHING BACKGROUND

With an impressive scope of experience, Jessica has a long history of educating young people. She began nearly thirty years ago at her first job teaching swim lessons and coaching a community swim team. After graduating college with a B.S. in Sociology her work centered around children and teenagers with moderate to severe mental illnesses. This included many opportunities to teach and support them in developing pro-social coping mechanisms and communication skills. While homeschooling her own children, she also worked with local homeschool co-ops to teach larger groups of children on a variety of topics. In addition to all this, she has taught many piano students over the years and loves to be part of their journey as a musician.

PERSONALITY & TEACHING STYLE

Jessica is passionate about music and teaching others to love and appreciate it. Her ability to play the piano has been a constant source of enjoyment and community, and she wants her students to have similar opportunities. She enjoys many different genres of music and composers from Tchaikovsky to Tony Bennett, and Liszt to Lizzo. She has been called a “cheerleader”, because she has a way of helping her students see their own strengths and abilities, and encouraging them to push through the hard part to get to the good part.

Music is, at its core, is play, and although there is work involved in mastering the principles, playing music is and should be enjoyable. Jessica loves to let students explore their unique interests, while also giving them the structure that they need to progress and grow as musicians. She incorporates elements of a variety of genres of music along with classical composers into students’ repertoire.

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Jessica!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JESSICA

Jessica is one of the most kind, loving, patient, and talented people I know. Her passion for music is contagious. She goes out of her way to make people feel comfortable, accepted, and important.

She’s INCREDIBLE with kids and has lots of experience teaching/mentoring. She has been an incredibly positive influence on my children’s lives. She always manages to spark enthusiasm, and is incredible at finding ways to motivate kids when they act up or misbehave. She’s seriously amazing and I can’t recommend her enough.

Jason C.

She is very compassionate and helpful to the students.

Micki J.

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Teacher Spotlight: Andrew – Bass, Guitar, & Ukulele Teacher in Denton, TX

We are excited to introduce you to Andrew! He offers in-home bass, guitar, and ukulele lessons in Denton, TX, as well as surrounding areas.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Andrew holds a Bachelors of Music with a Focus in Technology degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While at UAB Andrew had the opportunity to tour Europe with the UAB Jazz Ensemble, performing concerts in Germany, Austria and Italy. His time as an undergraduate was spent studying music theory, composition, recording technology, and jazz from the professors at UAB. Between semesters he would study privately with the most innovative guitarists in the world, Gilad Hekselman, Rotem Sivan, Ben Eunson, and many others.

Andrew constantly looks for opportunities to grow in his craft, and sees it as his responsibility to his students to be able to provide a diverse range of approaches to help them achieve their goals. Currently, Andrew is pursing his Masters in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of North Texas.

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TEACHING BACKGROUND

With five years of teaching experience in and outside of music schools, Andrew has had many opportunities to work with a wide range of students. While in Birmingham, he worked across a variety of local music schools and educational centers. All of these positions gave him experience working with a diverse array of students with unique musical and personal goals. Due to this, Andrew is comfortable working with students of all skill levels, from absolute beginners to advanced students looking to hone their ability, from age 7 to 70. Holding these positions also gave him experience working with students with autism and severe ADHD.

Andrew’s work as a professional performer has given him the abilities to teach a variety of styles, from pop, rock punk, folk, country, R&B, gospel, to jazz. Performing these genres has gives him a unique insight into the inner workings of these genres, and seeks to bring students the most refined approach possible to help them have fun and learn quickly.

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Andrew!

PERSONALITY/TEACHING STYLE

Instilling his students with a sense of intrinsic motivation is a top priority for Andrew. That feeling where the student has a natural desire to practice because the music they’re working on speaks to them. His approach is specific, and song-based. Students will always be working on a piece of music they love, all the while learning the fundamentals of music to help them succeed in their musical and personal careers.

When students understand the impact a personal goal has in one area of their lives, it quickly begins to help them with finding motivation and purpose in all of their pursuits. Andrew always ensures students understand the practice materials for the week, and that those materials are something that will help that specific students achieve their goals. Finding student’s natural musical spirit is something that Andrew values, and he loves helping nurture and build that spirit into something beautiful they can take outward into the rest of their lives.

PERSONAL SKILLS

An in-demand performer, Andrew has performed all around the south east and internationally in nearly every style. Primarily working jazz gigs, he has worked in all range of professional bands, from top 40 pop, rock, country, to R&B and gospel. Andrew’s strength as a performer and educator is his ability to find something beautiful wherever he looks. Oftentimes it is easy only to recognize what could be better in a student, but Andrew sees the potential that is already present and helps students to recognize that themselves, giving them the confidence to continue to grow.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ANDREW

Andrew is in the top 1% of all of the students I have ever taught. He has earned numerous awards that the jazz department at UAB offers, including multiple “most outstanding jazz combo student” awards. He is very dependable and I’ve never had a student that enjoyed playing as much as him.

Steven R.

As one of our music theory tutors, I found Andrew to be kind, courteous, and accommodating,
but more importantly, he was extremely patient with students who were struggling with the concepts addressed in class.

William P

I believe his strengths are his intelligence and sophisticated musical taste, as well as his dedication to personal practice and expression on the gig. I would absolutely recommend Andrew to a friend for teaching or performing.

Gary W.

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Teacher Spotlight: Maria – Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin Teacher in Dallas, TX

We are excited to introduce you to Maria! She offers in-home music lessons in the Dallas, TX, area.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Maria began learning piano at age 4 in El Paso, Texas. In the 5th grade, she started playing cello in the elementary school’s orchestra.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Lee University in Tennessee and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a Piano emphasis and with Cello and voice Minors.  She then went on to complete her graduate studies at the University of North Texas in Denton and received her Master’s degree in Music Education with a String Pedagogy emphasis.

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TEACHING BACKGROUND & STYLE

After completing her undergraduate degree and while pursuing her Master’s degree, Maria started her first teaching job at a public middle school in Mesquite, Texas.  There, her orchestras achieved success year after year.  Five years later, Maria moved to Plano and led as the head director of a large orchestra program at another CCC middle school, where she became proficient at teaching violin and viola. She has taught as an orchestra teacher for more than 10 years. She has also taught private lessons as well.

Maria is passionate about teaching music to beginner students and her goal is for everyone to experience the joy of music. Music is a unique form of expression and communication which has the ability to connect people. Every student is unique, and so, lesson methods will vary according to each individual’s needs. Maria herself struggled musically, and therefore, she has picked up many different routes to tackling different techniques and concepts. She is empathetic and can relate to where her students are coming from.

She also enjoys sports and uses relatable analogies when relaying new ideas.  Learning an instrument is much more than learning  notes or songs, but about expressing ideas and emotions. Maria is dedicated to connecting with each student and genuinely cares about her students’ holistic progress. 

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Maria!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MARIA

She is a great music teacher, and I would recommend her to anyone! Maria was my son’s cello teacher for several years. She is patient, technical, organized, and thorough. She is also very patient and sweet.  She connects to her students very well and helps them grow. 

Julie Y.

Maria received her Master’s degree in Music Education from UNT and I taught all of her string music education courses (approximately half of the curriculum). Maria is a knowledgeable, creative teacher who is very well-organized. She has a great sense of humor and uses this as an effective tool in her classroom.

Elizabeth C., Ph.D.

Maria gets good results from her kids.  When she is teaching, she is direct and to the point.  However, she isn’t afraid to take a moment here and there to have fun and laugh with the students. She is organized, has strong pedagogical knowledge, and has a fun personality.

Ryan R.

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Teacher Spotlight: Marcela – Viola & Violin Teacher for Arlington & Little Elm, TX

Starlight is pleased to introduce you to Marcela! She offers in-home lessons for viola and violin in Little Elm, TX, as well as the Arlington, TX area.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Music has always been Marcela’s intense passion from an early age, where she has had the grateful opportunity to traverse three different countries to perfect the art of playing an instrument. She is an avid music performer for the Meridian String Quartet and a member of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra for over 10 years. She holds music degrees from the University of Costa Rica, Conservatorio de las Rosas in Mexico and from the Hogeschool Zuyd Conservatorium in Holland, where she got her Master’s degree in viola performance. She has participated in chamber music recitals, symphonic concerts and music festivals in France, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Also, she has been a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Chamber Orchestra of the University of Michoacan, Co-principal of the Michoacan Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Mineria in Mexico City, East Texas Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Marcela has a pretty eclectic background that she brings to the table. Besides her training in classical music, she has participated in several groups with various musical styles like rock, theater musicals, celtic, latino, blues. She has recorded for Ruben Blades, and performed with major Latin pop singers. Here in Texas she has performed with Alpha Rev and with the Meridian String Quartet. She currently performs a wide range of repertoire across many different venues.  

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TEACHING BACKGROUND

Marcela is a dedicated educator with more than 20 years of experience, specializing in music performance with viola and violin. She began teaching violin and viola when she was 18 years of age at Cartago’s School of Music and the University of Costa Rica. After finishing her music studies, she created her private studio when she arrived in Texas in 2007. She has made a difference with her students through the years: from helping them to improve their playing, to preparing them for auditions, enabling them to join orchestras, ensembles, and even prepare them for being accepted into music programs at major universities. She can proudly say she has ex-students teaching music in various school districts.  Just tell her your music goals and she can get you there!

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Marcela!

PERSONALITY/TEACHING STYLE

Through her years of experience studying and teaching music to people of all ages, one of the things she feels is most important to accomplish is transmitting the idea that music is the most natural language of human beings. When teaching students how to play an instrument, Marcela always keeps in mind her end vision: students realizing that music is not just about perfecting the technical skills required to play. Instead, it’s about getting to express that which makes us human; our feelings, personalities, hopes and dreams, our realities. And she can help you do that with your favorite music style: whether it is classical music, pop, blues, latin, celtic, etc. Marcela thrives on finding where your ceiling is and challenging that limitation.  She is also bilingual and capable of teaching in Spanish.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MARCELA

Marcela is currently my violin teacher. Her style is encouraging, kind, and serious, with a love for the music. She remembers learning violin as a child and uses all of her experiences to illustrate techniques. I would recommend Marcela to a friend or anyone serious or curious about learning to play a violin.  

Martha D.

She is a very successful teacher… any one would be very lucky to have her! Her style is results-oriented.  Marcela does not waste any time in lessons and is very concise. She is also good at adjusting her style for students that are not quite ready for that sort of intense teaching. As far as strengths go, she is super dependable, patient, kind, hard working, honest, and I could name a lot more.

Drew J.

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Teacher Spotlight: Daphne – Piano Teacher in Dallas, TX

We are excited to introduce you to Daphne! She offers in-home piano lessons in the Dallas, TX, area.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Inspired by her grandfather (a concert violinist), Daphne’s love for classical piano performance began very early in her life. Studying piano performance, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and her Master’s degree from UTD. Over her musical career, Daphne has performed in numerous piano recitals, competitions, and master classes, in addition to performing as pianist and soloist with youth symphony orchestras in the American Southwest. 

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TEACHING BACKGROUND & STYLE

Daphne began teaching while still in high school and has the patience to awaken the inner musician in her students. She has a special love for children but welcomes students of all ages. Daphne believes all students have musical talent–they simply need consistent encouragement and practice in order to progress.

The success in Daphne’s teaching lies with her excellent practice approach and techniques taught during piano lessons. To make the lessons more meaningful for the student, she assigns specific assignments for the sake of seeking ongoing improvement. Daphne balances this with genuine engagement and encourages her students to choose the pieces they will love playing.

Highly engaging and enthusiastic as a teacher, Daphne’s students will regularly see her singing along to musical selections. It is Daphne’s goal to teach her students how to engage with the music to produce the most richness in sound and smooth, expressive phrasing. After all, it is the pianist’s phrasing that creates beautiful music!

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Daphne!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DAPHNE

Daphne has been an excellent teacher and mentor. She has been a wonderful guide with advice on the things the girls want to achieve. She gets along well with others and could work with students of all ages.

C.Y.

Not only has she played piano for many years but has played at a high level. Most importantly, Daphne is a good, caring, principled person. I would expect her to have high expectations of students, but also be considerate of varying ability and talent levels and also considerate of time challenges some students might have with practicing.

M. H.

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Teacher Spotlight: Damien – Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Saxophone, Violin Teacher in Lewisville, TX

We are excited to introduce our newest teacher, Damien!
He offers in-home lessons for piano and MUCH MORE in Lewisville, TX, as well as surrounding areas.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Damien was always involved with music from a young age. His college experience began with Loyola University, where he played two diverse instruments (clarinet, violin) in the Band and Orchestra, respectively. Before graduating, he performed as a soloist in both groups on tour as well as winning the Orchestral Concerto Competiton. He later enrolled at UNT, where he performed in the Wind Symphony and the UNT Orchestra, the highest ranked ensembles in their College of Music. Damien received his Master’s in Performance at UNT after winning the Concerto Competition with Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet. He returned to UNT as a doctoral candidate, and again won their Orchestral Competition, this time with Rossini’s Theme and Variations. Through both enrollments, he maintained the principal clarinet position in the UNT Orchestra. His musical involvements are as impressive as they are broad, including the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Richardson Symphony Orchestra.

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TEACHING BACKGROUND

Damien’s teaching experience spans the past three decades, starting with piano years ago in New Orleans. He taught violin with Saturday Strings New Orleans as well in the late 1990s. Before hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, he developed a band at St. Anthony School, New Orleans, which grew exponentially from his initial year with the school. After leaving New Orleans for North Texas, Damien taught privately, helping students achieve goals such as making Texas All State Band and Texas Region Orchestra. More recently, he has used his talents to build an online clientele, and continues to give online music recitals.

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Damien!

PERSONALITY/TEACHING STYLE

By paying attention to their skill and interest level, Damien values making sure the student gets traction with what they’re learning. Never one to waste time, he addresses problems as they occur and really tries to attack the fundamentals of music. His philosophy is that tone is everything. If the tone is solid, then people will definitely want to hear you. He also wants every student to work on music they love to play. Some of the lesson will focus on any popular music or classical music that is on the student’s wish list. Of course the balance is to also work on fundamentals and to relate the wish list to the fundamentals so that maximum learning begins.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DAMIEN

Damien is a virtuoso and also a friendly fellow whom I would recommend without question.

Eric N.

A respected colleague, his performances [are] outstanding. Excellent musical training and skills.

Mary C.

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Teacher Spotlight: Jeff – Guitar & Ukulele Teacher in Irving, TX

We are excited to introduce our newest teacher, Jeff! He offers in-home guitar and ukulele lessons in Irving, TX, as well as surrounding areas.

EDUCATION & MUSIC BACKGROUND

Jeff completed his undergrad at the University of North Texas with an emphasis in Jazz Studies. While at UNT, Jeff studied under Joe Lee, Fred Hamilton, and Clint Strong. He then went on to Texas Woman’s University to complete a Master’s degree in Classical Guitar Pedagogy while studying under Carlo Pezzimenti.

Jeff has an impressive scope of performance/style experience. He is skilled with electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and ukulele and has played in numerous rock and pop bands in the DFW metroplex. Not only is he an excellent Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Metal guitarist, he is an exceptional Classical guitarist as well!

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TEACHING BACKGROUND

Jeff has a broad array of teaching experience and background. This includes retail lessons, community college group classes, private lessons, recreation center group classes, in home lessons, private music schools, and after school ukulele and guitar programs. Jeff teaches online lessons as well. He works with all levels and all ages and encourages anyone to try lessons. He has been successful in teaching students with varying learning styles and abilities. He is patient and finds a way to help them understand the fun in music!

If you would like to enroll in guitar or ukulele lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Jeff!

PERSONALITY/TEACHING STYLE

Well-balanced, Jeff pairs an easy-going fun teaching style with the right discipline to produce results. His lessons are easy to walk into each week since Jeff does an excellent job assessing the student and responding appropriately with what they need most. His students appreciate the way he motivates them to practice and make progress. His main goal is to show his students the joy of playing. The effort you put into it truly does pay off. Jeff feels that music should be something that is fun and enjoyable, not, a chore or a drill, but truly FUN!

Gifted with the ability to work with many different learning personalities and styles, Jeff recognizes that everyone is different and has a very individual way they learn and you have to find what works. He looks for small repeated victories that really start to add up.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JEFF:

Unbelievable guitar player and so passionate about music and imparting that love for the guitar to his students. I have had a few guitar teachers before, but Jeff is without a doubt the best, and is why I have been with him for so long.

Jaya K.

Gentle, motivating, persistent, and very organized. He has a positive attitude and works with the kids to get them to where they need to be. He has been with us for a long time and the kids love him. Recommend him highly!

Rick S.

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Teacher Spotlight: Joley – Piano Teacher in Grapevine, TX

We are excited to introduce Ms. Joley! She offers in-home piano lessons in Grapevine, TX, as well as surrounding areas.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ms. Joley’s earliest music memories are of dancing at folk festivals, singing in church, and trying to carefully put the needle to vinyl records on a turntable. In elementary school, she learned to play piano; and in middle school, she learned the flute. Then, in college she focused on flute, piccolo, and jazz piano.

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MUSICAL CAREER

After graduating from UT Austin, Ms. Joley played with the Austin Symphonic Band classical community, and she branched out to electronic keyboard and percussion in the Austin music scene. Singing with family and church choirs gave way to leading worship bands and honing other live vocal and instrument performance. Joley played and sang as much rock, disco, singer-songwriter, acoustic, and Americana as she could. Ask her some of the zany names of those talented bands! She is grateful to have worked with innovative composers and players that expanded her musical abilities.

Ms. Joley has professionally recorded two CDs of original jazzy, bluesy tunes: Precious Cargo and Mosaic. She currently sings and plays rock-blues with Heritage Bridge Band, classical-jazz with the harp quartet HarpEssence, pop-soul with the Joley3 trio, and some solo piano-vocal performances.  Besides uplifting people at church, her favorite music gigs have included weddings, retirement villages, corporate celebrations, and school/library educational programs.

PERSONALITY & TEACHING STYLE

Joley has taught public-school students in large classes: Mathematics, Spanish, and Music. Each year, she knew all 800 of her students’ names before Christmas! She is passionate about helping small groups of children in their early formative years, providing opportunities for them to grow musically. The joy of making music together is the core of her teaching style, and she works to instill that love of music in a way that can stay with her students for life.

If you would like to enroll in piano lessons with this extraordinary teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Joley!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JOLEY:

Joley’s knowledge about music, performance, presentation, and other aspects of music execution taught me so much. Her teaching style has super impressive results, teaching musical talent and also imparting incredible confidence and optimism as well. I wish everyone had a music teacher like her!

John W.

Ms. Joley has many strengths. She is patient, flexible, passionate about music and people, and loves children. She inspires kids to set goals, practice, and enjoy the gift of learning new things. I always recommend Joley to everyone I know. She brings such joy to my family.

Jennifer G.

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