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.
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!
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.