Hired 37 times
19 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Sat
12:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
Iva T.Sep 30, 2017Verified
Our daughter is excited about her piano lessons now vs us doing the encouraging!! Great Job Mr. M!!!Sep 4, 2017Verified
After experiencing a couple of options for my 8yr old, Mr. Sean was the teacher my daughter enjoyed and loved the most. She loves the fact that classes are kid friendly. In less than a yr she has learned to read music!!!!! We LOVE piano forte.Feb 2, 2017Verified
I feel more time should be spent on learning the music and less on making music videos. I feel group classes are not as effective as individual lessons. The pace was too slow for what I wanted for my childJan 2, 2017Verified
PianoForte has very good teaching skills for young students. My son has always wanted to learn piano and even though it's only been about three months of learning I can tell he has accomplished so much. I love how Pianoforte Studio has the studio setup and how the parents have a separate waiting area. R. TehuitzithOct 27, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Call me to try a free lesson! Lessons are $90 a month for small group lessons, which includes one 40 minute lesson per week. Private lessons are $110 a month for one 30 minute lesson per week. One hour private lessons are also available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?If they are a transfer student from another teacher, or have taken lessons previously, it usually takes a few weeks to get to know their strengths and the areas they need help with. Many of my transfer students have never learned to read music proficiently or how to count rhythms and keep a steady beat! This is mostly due to the lack of good method books out there (most of the method books available put in finger numbers and hand positions which allow students to cheat and learn to play songs without actually learning how to read the notes!). Fortunately all of my students, whether they are complete beginners or if they have had previous experience, will quickly learn the language of music, AND have fun doing it!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been teaching professionally full-time for 17 years. I began studying classical piano at the age of 7, and saxophone at the age of 11. I have performed with symphonic and chamber orchestras, jazz big bands & trios, rock bands, vocal & instrumental soloists, and solo concert piano in a wide variety of styles. I love to take requests, and read and play by ear in almost any style of music. I have a degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas in San Antonio. I have won numerous awards in performance, including Outstanding Soloist at the Southwest Jazz Festival and Outstanding Musician at the UT Longhorn Jazz Festival, but I consider my greatest achievement to be my students. I love to share my love of music with kids and adults, and I own and run a successful music studio. I am the second cousin of country legend George Strait.