Psenicka Piano Lessons
I am a classically trained pianist and composer with an MM and DMA in music composition and just recently moved to the Dallas area. I've been giving private piano, composition and music theory lessons for the past ten years. Before that I taught classes at the university level in music theory and electronic music. My music has been performed in the US and Europe and I've played and premiered new music in the US by other living composers. Recordings of my playing can be found on CDs published by Centaur Records and Capstone Records. I'm also a member of the Dallas Music Teachers Association, Texas Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association.
Music has always been my passion and I teach music so I can share that passion with others. I'm also interested in the use of technology for music education--recently I've been involved with a startup company called Illiac Software that develops educational software for teaching music theory.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Everyone learns differently, so my approach depends on each individual's learning style and his/her strengths and weaknesses. I try to maintain a balance, keeping lessons on a well structured path (using method books) while playing pieces that my students are particularly interested in. Students will also have opportunities to play in recitals, festivals and other events, which are strong motivators and goals that they can constantly work towards.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have an MM and DMA in Music Composition and have performed new music in concerts and festivals throughout the U.S.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$25 for a half-hour lesson, $37.50 for a 45-minute lesson and $50 for a full hour. I teach in-home lessons at the same rates plus an additional $15.