Austin Piano & Strings

Austin Piano & Strings

5.0 (2)
5 hires on
2 employees

About this pro

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Texas State University (now UNT) in Denton, TX. I am a member of Texas Federation of Music Clubs. They host an annual competition in which most of my students choose to participate. I have been teaching in Austin for 25 years. Prior to that I lived in Denton, TX and taught as a graduate assistant at Texas Woman's University. I am open to teaching all styles and really try to tailor lessons to fit the needs and desires of the individual student.               I have taught special needs students .. ADD, autistic, blind (but I am not by any means an expert in any of those fields).  When working on my Masters Degree, I took 20 hours toward a degree in Music Therapy.  I later changed to a Piano Performance major.

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Austin, TX 78758
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2 Reviews


  • Kimberly Rutt

    My children have been taking piano lessons from Mrs. Murphy for 7 years. They have learned so much from her. She really helps them to play music in a way that can be felt ( understanding dynamic) and not just playing the notes. I've always loved that. She also provides opportunities for performance at recitals and musical festivals. It's great that the lessons are one on one. This allows my children to go at a pace that is best for them, faster or slower based on my children's needs. She is a wonderful teacher.

  • Dina Testoni

    Wendy is an exceptional piano teacher, and have known her for years. She has extensive technical knowledge and she is also great on teaching people who want to "play/jam with the band". I've seen her work with adults and children alike and she is patient and kind. Highly recommend her as a teacher.


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

I treat each student individually.  I assess their past experience, abilities, and goals. 

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

I have a Bachelor's degree in piano pedagogy and a Masters in piano performance.

I have been teaching all ages and levels for 25 years.

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

$100 per month.  That's 4 lessons.  Tuition is paid at the first lesson of each month.  Here is our website.  It explains tuition and will likely answer any other questions you have.

How did you get started teaching?

It was the logical move when I finished college.  My Bachelors degree is in Piano Pedagogy. It was always my intention to teach.  I set up my own business in my home 25 years ago.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, all levels.  Some special needs .. autistic, blind.  Classical, blues, pop music.  voice

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We just had our annual student recital.  There is always a nice variety at my recital.  In addition to piano, we include some of my husband's students .. guitar, mandolin, ukelele

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

Ask if you can pay for a single lesson, just to try it out.  Ask them about their experience, if they offer performing opportunities (e.g. recital).  Ask for referrals from present and past students.

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