Mariam T. McFalls - Welcome to My Website!

Teaching private piano and voice lessons for beginner to intermediate levels - ages 4 to adult

Lessons are conducted onsite in my personal music studio.

 

 

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Skype Lessons are also available! I moved to Austin in 2015 after maintaining a successful private music studio of 70 students in League City, Texas. Since my move, a number of my students have continued their studies using skype, and have trophied in their local music festivals. I have found little difference between face to face, and online lessons.

 

The goals of my studio are to provide a fun and musical environment to motivate the student to become the best musician they can be. Whether the goal is to learn the basic concepts of music theory, playing or singing for your own enjoyment, developing performance technique, public speaking, preparing for a music career through the college process, maintaining neuroplasticity, or generally feeling more confident - our time together will be spent developing these traits. My teaching style is a more collaborative approach, therefore, I tailor lessons to each student's goals.

 

Some of the things we use in the studio to heighten the learning experience is technology. Students will have the opportunity to use such pedagogical programs as SmartMusic, Home Concert Xtreme, and Classroom Maestro to help develop musicality. Areas of focus: sightreading, transposition, scales & chord structure, harmonization, and creative composition. I relate these ideas in a non-stress yet motivating climate. In addition to musical skills, my "keys" to success are communication and fun!

 

Recitals are conducted twice a year, as well as, participating in various Festivals, hosted by the local Texas Music Teachers Association and Texas Federation of Music Clubs. Additionally, Piano Guild Auditions are held in May. Participation is not mandatory, but allows the student to perform in a variety of environments.


Homeschoolers Welcomed!

 

Looking forward to working with you!


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Latest News

April 1, 2018

April News

Saturday, April 7th-Romantic/Contemporary festival at UT Butler School of Music (Austin). Saturday, April 14th-Sonatina Festival at University Baptist Church (Clear Lake). Spring Recital-Saturday, April 28th from 4 to 6pm – Steinway Piano Gallery. Please let me know if you're planning on attending. I have the following lesson openings: Monday: 4:30-5, and 6-6:30pm, Wednesday: 5-5:30pm, Thursday: 6:15-7pm. If you know of anybody wanting piano or voice lessons, please feel free to give them my email address, phone number, or website. For every referral that signs up, I will happily credit your account one free lesson.

March 1, 2018

March News

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 28th for our Spring Recital. This is a change from last month. Spring recital is booked at Steinway Piano Gallery from 4 to 6pm. Some last minute cancellations are occurring this month: No Lesson Friday, Mar 2nd as I will be travelling to Houston for the Gold Cup Festival. Wed, Mar 7: Romantic/Contemporary Festival (Austin) registration deadline. Location – UT Butler School of Music. Two pieces memorized with scale and cadence. Private judging only. Event cost is $16. No Lessons Thu-Fri March 8-16. I will be out of town, and it's SPRING BREAK! Fri, Mar 23: Sonatina Festival (Clear Lake) registration deadline. Location – University Baptist Church on Middlebrook Dr. One piece memorized in Sonatina style. Recital or Private judging. Event cost is $18.

February 1, 2018

February News

Busy February! We are deep into festival season with the Baroque/Classical starting things off on Sat, Feb 24 at UT Butler School of Music. Students, please keep the momentum going by establishing a good daily practice routine. Piano Guild Auditions will be here in May before you know it.... Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21st. Spring recital is booked at Steinway Piano Gallery from 4 to 6pm.

January 2, 2018

January News

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday break. Lessons will commence for Austin students on Wednesday, Jan 3. Clear Lake students will return on Tuesday, Jan 9. Lot's of registration deadlines occur this month starting on Friday, Jan 12: Gold Cup registrations due (Clear Lake) - registration fee is $18. No school/no lessons on Monday, Jan 15. Wednesday, Jan 24 is registration deadline for Baroque/Classical Festival (Austin) - registration fee is $16. Those students preparing for Piano Guild in May....start your engines! We will be working on a practice system to keep your skills and repertoire sharp with less stress. For my younger voice students - new Disney songs are on the agenda. Let's ROCK this new year with momentum and inspiration!