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 recently moved to Austin 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. 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

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!