Carrel graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music (Harp) Performance with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics in Spring 2013. She received SMU Artistic Scholarship award each year, which covered full tuition and fees. She maintains a private piano and harp studio, teaches students at all ages and all levels, and performs at various concerts and events. Ms. Pang has studied harp since the age of 12. Her teachers included: Susan Dederich-Pejovich, Paula Page, Deborah Tushnet, and Jackie Carpenter. Her major accomplishments included: 2007 and 2008 Texas All-State Band/Orchestra, participating in American Festival of the Arts music festival, and many others. During her time at SMU, she was the principal harpist for the Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Meadows Chamber Music Ensembles, and Meadows Wind Ensemble. Ms. Pang also has studies piano since the age of 7. Her teachers included Agnes Cheung and Timothy Hester. Her major accomplishments included: attending the 2005 and 2006 Texas Music Festival High School Piano Institute and receiving a "1" rating for Piano Solo at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in 2008. Every February, Ms. Pang does tremendous amount of piano accompany work for various Fort Bend ISD Band, Orchestra, and Choir Solo and Ensemble students.
I enjoyed teaching students and helping them make music. I teach students the technical foundations, create appropriate musical phrases, and markings written on the music. I also teach students the appropriate ways to practice consistently in correct forms without any careless mistakes. My goal is to make sure that I reach each student's goals and needs.
Carrel is composed, and teaches my daughter well. So far, my daughter has had 3 lessons taken. I am pleased with her efforts. 'DOTUN
During the first lesson, I speak with the student and parent(s)to check how much fundamentals do they know and level of the pieces learned from previous teachers. Then, I can determine if I need to backup and reteach some fundamentals. I offer a free consultation lesson for new students so that he or she can understand my teaching structure and time commitments.
-Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance- Southern Methodist University (in May 2013).
-Had 12 years learning piano.
-Currently piano accompanying numerous band and orchestra students for Fort Bend Solo and Ensemble every February- started on 2015.
-Music and Academic Awards include:
Piano: Texas Music Festival (2005 and 2006), 1 Rating at Texas State Solo and Ensemble (2008).
Harp: Texas All-State Band and Orchestra (2007 and 2008), SMU Full-Scholarship for undergraduate music studies (2009-2013), performed with SMU Meadows Symphony Orchestra (2009-2013), performed with SMU Meadows Wind Symphony (2009-2013), and performed with SMU various Chamber Ensemble (2010-2013).
30-minute lessons- $25
45-minute lessons- $35
1-hour lessons- $50
*Monthly payments will be required during the beginning of each month. If you need to cancel a lesson for any specific reason, please let me know within 24 hours of the lesson time. If I do not receive a notice, then you will still be responsible for the payment of the missed lesson.
*If I need to travel to student's home, then additional travel fees will be required after each lesson.
I enjoy helping kids learn and making fun music! Good interaction and attitude is important during each lesson. That will help increase productivity during each lesson.
I started teaching piano and harp lessons during 2011 at different middle and high schools at various Dallas areas before returning to my hometown in 2013 to teach at various Houston locations.
I work with all kinds of students. I work with various students with disabilities, auditory learners, visual learners, and even older adult students.
Everyone learns at their own different pace. The important goals are to increase confidence of performing music effectively and learn all music fundamentals correctly.