Sonny's Piano Studio

Sonny's Piano Studio

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About this pro

I hold bachelor's and Master's degrees in organ/piano performance and have over 30 years teaching experience, not only in the private/arts academy environment but the college level as well.

I am a member of the following professional organizations: Music Teachers' National Assn. , Texas Music Teachers' Assn. and Waxahachie Music Teachers' Assn.  I am also on the music/worship staff of a large, progressive Methodist church. 

I have a profile on both Faceboo and LinedIn as well as a professional website: www.sonnypianostudio.com

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Waxahachie, TX 75165
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I attempt to get to know that student, not only as a piano student, but as a person.  I try to find out what they expect from piano lessons, types of music that they like and what goals they may have pertaining to piano lessons. If they are a beginner, I get them playing on the keyboard in the first lesson; if a transfer or returning student, I have them show me what they have previously been studying. 


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

I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in organ/piano performance and pedagogy.  My Bachelor's is from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and my Master's is from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have over 30 years' teaching experience pre-school through college levels. I am a member of the following professional organization: Music Teachers' National Assn.; Texas Music Teachers' Assn. and Waxahachie Music Teachers' Assn. 


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

I charge in advance of the month for weekly 30 minute lessons. I offer family and semi-private lesson rates.


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching as an undergrad music major at the University of NC-Greensboro and have continued in the profession for over 30 years.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages: pre-school through adult; beginner though advanced and/or college prep.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Attending the Texas Music Teachers' Convention in Dallas. This is an opportunity to be re-inspired through convention sessions, meeting and socializing with other piano teachers and shopping for up-to-th-minute teaching resources. Also attending concerts of nationally recognized pianists and the ultimate joy of seeing some of my students participating in the perfomance opportunities provided through the Student Affiliate of Texas Music Teachers' Assn.


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

Hire Me!!!!!


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

Are they willing to commit to the weekly lessons, the practice time needed to be successful in those lessons and any performance opportunies offered by my studio or the music teachers' associations.

 Do they just want to play for their own pleasure? 

Do they have an adequate practice instrument at their disposal?