Dillard Piano & Organ Studio

Dillard Piano & Organ Studio



E. Margo Dillard: Organist/Handbell Director, First United Methodist Church, Lewisville, Texas, since 1981; Dillard Piano and Organ Studio in Lewisville and Denton since 1982; public school music accompanying; musical theater accompanying and music directing; B.Mus., University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL; M.Mus., Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, IN; Ph.D., University of North Texas, Denton, TX; organ study with Mary Murrell Faulkner, Betty Louise Lumby, Robert Rayfield, Charles S. Brown, Dale Peters; harpsichord/early keyboard study with Betty Louise Lumby, Susan Ferre; piano study with Robert Livingston; winner, National Organ Competition, Chicago Chapter, American Guild of Organists.

Piano study is traditional in approach, built on a foundation of music reading and proper keyboard technique. Lessons are tailored to the interests and goals of the student, ranging from those who anticipate a career in music to those who will enjoy music in their quality leisure time throughout their lives. Literature ranges from serious music from the Baroque to the 21st century, as well as sacred, pop, musical theater, and jazz.

Programs are held twice a year, in December and May, near the final week of the semester. These are casual gatherings for students and their families. Students perform music they select from their lesson materials, and memorization is not required. All families bring “finger food” for a reception after the program. These provide a social setting for parents and students to get to know one another and an opportunity to enjoy one another’s progress.

My studio does not participate in piano competitions, theory contests, or other competitive events. The vast majority of students will continue to play piano as a beloved leisure activity. I feel the stress of such competitions is unnecessary and unwanted. Those students who indicate a desire to major in music will be expected to memorize and study a higher level of music theory and history. The goal of every student should be to achieve their own best level: to become better than themselves, not to try to be better than others.

Piano lessons for all ages - whether you want to become a professional musician or just want a fun pastime - piano lessons are for you. Students must have a keyboard or piano to practice at home. No experience or music-reading ability needed - I will teach you! I enjoy teaching students from age 6 though adults, from beginners through advanced students.

Remember that music study is both physically and mentally challenging, but above all, music should always be enjoyed!

I look forward to many years of good times and good music together!


Hired 1 time
1 employee
43 years in business
Serves Lewisville , TX

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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

Student's age

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

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

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