Austin Center For Musical Excellence
I'm Karl Logue, NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) and a member of the American College of Musicians, a private lesson music teacher, coach and a professional pianist and organist in Cedar Park, TX. You may have seen me at Esther's Follies where I am music director. I offer lessons in person or online.
I teach piano, organ, theory, composition, and vocal coaching. With over 40 years of experience, I've learned to work with students of all ages and skill levels. Whether it’s picking up piano lessons where you left off, getting your children started on a lifetime skill, or starting anew with a brand new hobby, I am dedicated to making you and your children’s engagement with piano fun!
The studio is in Cedar Park, right on the edge of Cedar Park and Austin near Lakeline Mall, and convenient to Cedar Park neighborhoods such as Buttercup Creek, Oakwood Glen, Shenandoah, Anderson Mill West, as well as being near Anderson Mill, and not too far from Steiner or Avery Ranch.
I am a prolific composer and orchestrator. My original compositions, vocal and piano arrangements are published at SheetMusicPlus, and my works have been performed internationally. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree, and have studied at the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and a Master's degree from St. Edward's University. I also use my composition skills to write songs especially for my students.
I am also a very active performer and conductor, having performed publicly at over 500 performances. I am also the principal accompanist for the Capital City Men's Chorus, as well as Composer-in-Residence. I have performed at and had my compositions premiered at multiple international festivals. The first lesson is free so we can get to know one another. It's always good to see if your learning style and my teaching style are compatible before committing to longer-term lessons.
ABOUT THE STUDIO
As you'll see from the pics on my page, I teach on two concert-quality Mason & Hamlin grand pianos, considered by most to be the finest piano built (yes, better than Steinway). It's important to me that my students have an opportunity to work with truly fine instruments so they can hone their skills to the highest level.
My pricing is as follows (piano, vocal, organ, composition): 45 Minute Lessons Weekly = $210.00/month
60 Minute Lessons Weekly-$260.00/month
60 Minute Single Lesson-$70.00 (these rates apply even in months with 5 lessons)
My favorite part of teaching piano is that point in a student's study when they start to feel confident in themselves. I encourage all of my students to become self-critical so that when we get together for lessons, it's not about the teacher telling the student what wrong notes were played, but rather a collaboration of how to learn, practice and enjoy playing.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I start with finding out what skills a student already has. What are you good at? Then I work with you to find out where you want to go with lessons. Do you want to learn composition? How to perform well in public? Improve your technique? Learn some improvisation skills? Then we work out a plan to support your goals.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
For students between 6 and 12, 2 30-minute lessons per week are preferred. For teenagers and adults, 1 hour lesson per week is preferred. 1 30-minute lesson per week: $35. 1 Hr. per week $60. 1 45-minute lesson per week: $50.
What types of students have you worked with?
As young as 6, and as old as 80, coming from a variety of starting places.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Have the teacher play something for you. Hire the one that you like because that's the skill level you will be taught from.