Teacher Spotlight: Allison – Piano Teacher in Dallas, TX

Allison is currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition at Southern Methodist University. She loves being a music student almost as much as she loves teaching and sharing her passion for piano, music theory, and composing. She has traveled throughout America and Europe sharing her music, even spending a semester at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and attending the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Italy. She always looks forward to coming back home to help teach the next generation.

Allison expects her students to work hard and practice diligently, but believes that the learning process should be a fun and positive experience for everyone involved. She is committed to helping students learn any kind of music they are interested in – classical, film music, video game music, pop, etc. – while still establishing a basis of good technique.

Allison teaches all ages and all levels, from beginner to professional. Lessons with Allison are engaging and fun, and Allison’s hope for her students is that they develop to be great musicians, not just great pianists.

Here’s what others are saying about Allison:

I had the distinct honor and pleasure to serve as Allison’s piano teacher for 10 years. I taught her from the very beginning until the time she left for her University studies at SMU in Dallas.

Allison is a fine musician. She is very detailed and thorough. She is always punctual in arriving for appointments. She always steps up to meet the challenge in front of her. She has a strong sense of determination. She puts forth whatever level of effort is needed to learn a piece of music and excel at it.

I invited Allison last summer to meet with one of my current students who is also considering a major in Music Composition. Allison did a lesson with this young lady and I was very impressed with her down to earth interest in my student along with the practical advice she gave. Allison assisted my student in playing a song she was learning. Allison was very patient and kind as well as being very thorough.

I have taught for many years and I am preparing to retire from teaching. I have thought many times that if Allison would be doing her Master’s work in San Diego, I would gladly and proudly transfer all of my students to her. I’m convinced they would be studying with the very best! I would recommend Allison to my students and friends!

Music Teacher, San Diego, CA

Allie has wonderful interpersonal skills and relates well with students and their families. She always has a smile on her face and never complains about any task. Her demeanor and character are what you want to see in a teacher. She is considerate, kind, and compassionate. It is clear that Allie loves music and she’s enthusiastic in any music endeavor she faces.

Allie is very bright and has such a delightful personality. Allie loves music and her love of music is infectious! She makes you excited about whatever she’s working on. Allie’s training at SMU combined with her natural engaging personality makes her ideally prepared to be a music teacher.

I would enthusiastically recommend Allie to anyone I met who was looking for a private teacher.

Associate Director of Music Admissions, SMU Dallas, TX

If you are looking for a fabulous piano teacher in Dallas, TX, look no further! Contact Starlight Music Lessons today to schedule a trial lesson with Allie!

Introducing…. Natalie! Our wonderful piano teacher in Dallas, TX

We are proud to introduce Natalie, another one of our star teachers. Image

Natalie began learning piano at the age of four and continued to study music with different instructors in China’s rigorous and competitive musical culture. During her musical training in China she passed the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music piano exam with a high score. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the Texas Woman’s University’s School of the Arts.  

Natalie has been teaching piano since 2008 and has experience teaching children in private and group lessons.

Natalie’s goal for her piano lessons is to let her students feel the joy of music and be touched by the soul of it. Music is a unique form of expression and communication which has the ability to connect people. Every piano student is unique, therefore Natalie’s methods in teaching each student will vary according to his or her personality and musical knowledge. Learning piano is much more than learning how to press fingers on the keys; it is about expressing feelings and emotions. Natalie’s students will certainly learn to play songs, but Natalie doesn’t stop there. Her students will learn to understand the theory behind the music they play. Natalie is passionate about connecting with each of her students and sincerely cares about her students’ music progress.

Styles & Methods Natalie can teach include: Beginner, Classical, Chord Approach, Pop, Hymns, Group Piano Classes, Competition Preparation, Piano Accompaniment, Music Theory. Natalie is also good at composition and has been writing songs for church since 2009. She is bilingual and capable of teaching Chinese.

Here are what others are saying about Natalie:

Natalie is always thoughtful and nice. I am glad to have her as my kid’s piano teacher. – Dallas, TX

Natalie is very sweet. She truly cares about her students and loves music. –Dallas, TX

I wanted you to know that Reaghan’s first piano lesson went wonderful. We really like Natalie and are looking forward to continuing. -Dallas, TX

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