Avalon School of Music
Are you looking for a music school near where you live ?
We have students enrolled in music lessons from the local area including:
Wylie, Murphy, Sachse, Rowlett, Allen, Lavon, Parker, Plano, Garland, Lucas, Richardson, Rockwall, St. Paul, Nevada, Copeville and Royse City
Music lessons in-person, or online via Zoom
Our music instructors love teaching and it shows!
For the past 15 years, we've been teaching music lessons in the greater Wylie, Murphy, Sachse area, and have had the pleasure of counting over 3,000 students & families as our alumni. Our mission is to provide the best lessons, taught by the best instructors, at a fair price.
We're a full service music school. What does that mean ? Our lesson plans are designed to offer each of our students the following key elements of learning a musical instrument, or developing their voice:
Sight Reading - All of our students will learn to read standard sheet music notation. For our younger students this isn't really a barrier to progressing, but learning to read music by sight is often a roadblock for adults, and the frustration caused by sight reading is the number one reason adults quit music lessons. Our approach is to work at the students own pace, and move forward only when they have fully grasped the concept of the lesson. Our goal is to help students overcome the obstacles in the way of reading sheet music, and to help our students become proficient sight readers. After all, once you can sight read, the whole written library of music becomes available to you.
Rhythm - In order for a student to be able to play an instrument (or sing) they need a good understanding of how rhythm supports the melody and harmony of a piece of music. We'll help develop your internal metronome by having you count out loud, and tap your feet & hands, so you can feel the pulse of the music.
Ear Training (aural skills) - Learning to listen to music; actually hearing the notes that are being played, by different instruments, is essential to musical success. We'll teach you relative pitch, which will allow you to distinguish musical intervals between notes, so that you'll be able to understand and play more easily. Unfortunately we can't teach perfect pitch. As a general rule, people over the age of 6 can't develop perfect pitch, but we can all develop relative pitch with enough practice.
Technique - Learning good technique is important firstly to avoid injury, but most importantly to support your development of speed, accuracy and timing, rhythm and volume control. The proper technique allows the combination of mind and body to produce excellent musical tone, and emotional expression. Excellent technique brings written music to life.
Memorization - Learning to play a song from memory frees a student to play with more freedom, and to play the music more enjoyably. For some students, memorizing a piece is easy, but for others its a struggle. Everyone is a little different, so we spend time with each student to develop their memorization skills at their own pace.
Music Theory & Improvisation - As Beethoven said "In order to break the rules, first you must learn the rules". And he's right. A good working knowledge of music theory will allow you to understand how music "rules" were documented, and how we can use these "rules" to create new and interesting songs. We use the term "rules" because they're not really rules based in science, but rather, they are the collective experience from other musicians who have contributed their knowledge to allow us to understand how music is created.
We welcome all ages and skill levels of students to our music school, by providing music lessons for children, teenagers, and adults. We enjoy teaching first-time beginners who are taking their first musical steps; intermediate musicians looking to improve their musical skills by learning more advanced music theory, sight reading, and performance technique, or more advanced musicians focusing on auditions, recitals, and college scholarships or entrance exams. We are proud to mention that one of our former voice students was cast in a 2018 movie, and spent 6 weeks on-location filming her role. We're currently preparing another student to take their Juilliard audition, for entrance into their music and drama program.
We understand how intimidating learning to play an instrument can be, so we take the extra time needed to work at the students own pace, without making them feel rushed, or like they're falling behind. This is a proven approach for teaching children, as well as adults. Our goal is to make music fun to learn and play.
Our music school has 12 private teaching studios, a recital room for group classes and performances; a comfortable waiting room, and plenty of parking. All of our instructors have advanced music degrees, and to ensure your safety we perform background checks and drug screen all instructors.
We have a simple approach to teaching music lessons:
Choose the instrument you'd like to learn to play
Sign up for a free Meet & Greet lesson, and meet one of our instructors
Spend some time with the instructor, and ask them all about taking lessons
Select the time & day that best meets your schedule
Start attending lessons, and enjoy learning how to play
Our CommittmentTo You...
We're currently teaching students via in-person lessons, or online via Zoom. All in-person lessons are private, and we follow the CDC guidelines for sanitization & face masks.
Why Choose Avalon School of Music ?
Great experience. We enrolled our twin sons (age 7) to learn piano and guitar. They both enjoy their music lessons and are very fortunate to have wonderful teachers. Very professional place with a warm and friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend it.
Wonderful Place to learn Instruments! Mr. Steve and Mr. Jeremy - You both are amazing teachers one can think of and my son is fortunate to have you at this music school. 1 Million Stars for this place.
This is hands down the best place to learn a new instrument, advance current skills and make new friends. Very nice, knowledgeable and easy to do business with.