Carmela Couvillon Piano Studio

Carmela Couvillon Piano Studio


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Piano lessons that kids and adults love!

Kids taught piano and singing at the piano to help train ears for making their own music.

A boutique piano studio with high end pianos.

Recitals and performance opportunities. 

I am a degreed teacher with a Masters in Piano Performance and Teaching from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Baylor University.

I love how I have taught students from beginning piano through their high school graduation. I feel honored to have been a mentor for so many years. I love the energy and excitement that each student has at their lesson when they discover new concepts.

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Plano, TX 75023
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

- With all students, my main goal is for students to love music study at the piano. I want them to learn as much music as possible as fast as they can so they can become excellent music readers and feel successful. I incorporate mindful use of technology to help strengthen their skills. In addition to being great readers, I want them to be able to sit down and play music that comes from within. They get to record their own music.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

- Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Southern Methodist University

- Bachelor of Arts in Music,  Baylor University

- current adult and children's choral director

- continued professional studies in early childhood music, music and movement classes, improvisation, and choral conducting.

- Taubman Piano Technique which is a natural way to play the piano.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

- 3 different programs for students.

- Contact for current rates.

How did you get started teaching?

- I started teaching piano as a graduate student of the Piano Preparatory Department at Southern Methodist University.  Upon graduation,  I continued as a faculty member at SMU for several years.

What types of students have you worked with?

- I have taught early childhood music ages 0-5, preschool keyboard based music classes for 4-7, and group and private piano lessons for 6 through adult.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

- look for the teacher that works best with your personality, one that is affirming.

- look for a teacher that loves teaching.

- look for a teacher that has a degree in piano pedagogy which is a fancy term for piano teaching

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

- How long do students stay in your studio?

- What performance or events are available for students?

- Do you teach a variety of styles of music? Do you teach classical, contemporary,  jazz, improvisation, composition, music theory, ear training?

- How do you teach piano technique?