D'May Music Studio

D'May Music Studio

5.0 (1)
Best of 2021
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

Starting flute studies at the age of 10, whetted my appetite for the rest of my life. I love teaching and watching eyes light up at progress. I have taught ages 3-90, including a retired Air Force Colonel. After 20 years in public schools I was privileged to retire and teach privately. I presently play in 3 semi-pro groups. I have taught all levels of music performance with wonderful rewards listening to my student's performances. I am presently a member of Houston Flute Choir, Woodlands Concert Band(The Woodlands, TX and Christ Church United Methodist Wind Ensembles, The Woodlands TX, NFMC, festival chairman for Tejas Jr Music Club. member Conroe Music Teacher Assn, with piano entries for piano Sonatina tournament, theory testing, and piano ensemble. As well as costume director for the state convention performing piano ensemble I also have numerous past affiliations with TMIEA, TBDA, TCDA, ATSSB, and many more. I teach with much energy and love for the craft. I hope it is contagious. I graduated BME in 1976 from Texas A&M Commerce. with 27 hours of masters work there ending in an elementary education certification. Contact me if you want to join the musical journey on the instrument of your choice.

I love working with students, parents, and colleges to see musicians fulfilling their dreams of music performance.  Seeing the smiles on the faces of kids accomplishing great goals is a huge reward in itself.

Many join me as friends on Facebook. I am on Linkedin as well.

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Credentials

Conroe, TX 77385
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1 Review

5.0

  • Vanessa Formica

    Having Mrs. May as a piano teacher was nothing less than an enriching and incredible experience. She made learning piano a treat, because of the way she taught and how passionate she was about the instrument. I have learned so much from Mrs. May. She has so much patience and consideration for her students. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a teacher to not only teach, but to inspire.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Get aquainted, asses goals, assign lesson books to study by, and get started.


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

BME/All level certified, Texas A&M, Commerce

retired teacher of Band, Chior, District Music Director, general music classes


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

Yes, monthly tuition, $100.00,  with first and last month due upon first lesson. 

Students pay a sign up fee, to be determined.


How did you get started teaching?

When I was a kid, I taught primary Sunday School class at age 16.  Then after gratuating from the University, got married and substitute in the town my new husband lived in. And later became general music teacher  to choir director and then to band director and once a church choir director.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, abilities, and goals. Primary age 2 to 90 year old retired Air Force Colonel. He said flute lessons were better than respiratory therapy. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

National Federation of Music Club, local Gold Cup Festival(presently the Festival Chair)

Conroe Music Teacher's Club

Houston Flute Choir

Christ Church United Methodist Church Woodwind Ensemble

The Woodlands Concert Band

Student lessons


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

Look for someone established and in it for the long haul. Be ready to teach the music skills to play an instrument. This  takes years to develope and should be enjoyed as milestones are accomplished. Find a teacher that will accompany you on your journey.


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

Why music, why the instrument they choose, why practice, can they set up a regular routine/time to practice, what are their goals, do they need help setting goals?

And do I have a piano or quality instrument equal to my anticipated sacrifice and hard work?