Brenham Music Academy

Brenham Music Academy

5.0Exceptional(10 reviews)
Top Pro
Offers online services
Top Pro
Offers online services


Our community school was founded in 2004.We have 8 wonderful teachers that are versatile and teach all genres of music including classical, jazz, theater, pop, rock and worship music. Our goal is to help you reach your goal. Some of our students prefer learning to read music and put music theory and piano technique as a high priority in their learning. We have teachers with p.h.d.'s that have trained national award winning students. Some of our students, prefer to play with other musicians. We value collaborating with musicians and have teachers that perform with bands, choirs, orchestra, rock/pop bands, and worship teams. Some of our students, prefer to learn to play chords and improvise. We value improvisation and the many ways you can be a versatile musician when you are able to get off the page. We have students that play by ear. We help students that learn well by ear to expand their horizons and see what is possible when you have the ability to hear and play music.

Whatever your love for music is, we can help you reach your potential!

First of all, I am grateful to be a pianist and I give God the glory for my musical life as a pianist. Playing piano is something I am passionate about. So it is a blast sharing what I love most (after God and family), with others that also are drawn to want to play an instrument. It is amazing to watch people of all ages with a desire to learn acutally devote themselves to learning, playing, practicing who become wonderful musicians. I just watched a video this week of one of my former students who is now a piano major at Baylor University. She is a beautiful pianist and her light shines. I am in awe of the whole learning process! It is a blessing to see how musical growth benefits each student so much. Playing piano brings peace, confidence, a way for dealing with stress and anxiety, and is a fun and creative way to express love in a passionate way! I love what I do and hope you will love piano as much as I do.


Current Top Pro
7 employees
20 years in business
Serves Brenham , TX
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Paypal

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Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

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  • Reviews

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    Jeff A.

    Amazingly talented and love all forms of music!
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    February 04, 2021


    Steve T.

    Awesome people!
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    February 04, 2021


    Mary D.

    Wonderful family! Awesome musicians and Warship!!!
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    February 04, 2021


    Deborah T.

    Awesome and very talented teachers and academy owners! Cheryl Amelang is extraordinarily gifted in music and a very patient teacher.
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    February 04, 2021


    IHsiu L.

    Cheryl A. is not only explained and demonstrated the music but also inspire students to be a music lover.
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    January 26, 2021


    Tracie R.

    My daughter has been taking lessons at BMA since we moved to the area about 5 years ago. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are interested in helping the students become better musicians, and work with developing their skills and interests to keep them playing and growing. They have many wonderful opportunities to play together, too, which my daughter has enjoyed very much. As Covid has changed so much around us, the teachers at BMA have worked very hard to come up with creative ways to keep everyone playing and growing. They are invested in creating musicians who love what they do and building a learning environment where the teacher and student work together. It is a wonderful place to learn.
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    January 21, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    Our first goal is to get to know the student and inquire about goals and music likes, etc. Every student has an individual way of learning, so we try to figure out what is the best route for each student. Some students are cut out to learn a regimented classical approach, some are better fitted to learn how to play chords and improvise and some students prefer to learn by ear.   Once we figure out the best path, we help each student find the best teacher for his or her unique gifts. We firmly believe in laying a strong foundation and helping students learn how to understand music. Our school has a variety of curriculum that we recommend for students. We also have a wonderful piano ensemble program and take students each year to perform at our state music teachers convention, Texas Music Teachers Association.

    Our music school, Brenham Music Academy, was founded in 2004. I have over 35 years teaching experience . I am a professional pianist and am principal pianist with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. I have been a professional accompanist and part-time faculty member at Blinn College in Brenham for 18 years. I have recorded three solo piano albums that are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, youTube, Pandora and others. You can listen and subscribe to my music here:  

    I have been president of Brenham Area Music Teachers Association since 2009 and served on the Texas Music Teachers Association piano ensemble committee for 6 years. Brenham Music Academy has several gifted loving teachers with a wide variety of performing and education experience. 

    Tuition varies depending on the education and experience of each teacher. We normally teach weekly lessons and charge by the month for one on one private lessons. 

    30 minute lessons- $100-$145 per month

    45 minute lessons- $145-$200 per month

    60 minute lessons- $185- $250 per month

    When attending University of Houston in 1986, I was hired by a music school at a piano store, Holcombe-Lindquist, on Southwest Freeway in Houston. I taught over 60 students for one year including group classes and private lessons. The owner of that school, Keyboard Conservatory, Carol Clippard, also hired me to write a 6 week beginning adult piano course. From that point, I became a mobile piano teacher in Houston and started my own business, Cheryl's School of Music in 1988, while attending University of Houston. I have held many music jobs through the course of my life, but teaching has been a constant love!

    Services offered

    Music Theory
    Audio Production