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Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Over 30 years of experience accompanying performers of all levels from middle school to post-collegiate soloists, choirs, and ensembles. Competitive rates.
High-quality tracks with ZERO floor noise. Tracks are created and customized to your needs. Typical turnaround time is 1 week, but 24-48 hour express service is available!
Tracks are recorded by a real musician and are NOT MIDI tracks. The tracks are suitable for rehearsal, for auditions, and for performance. Pricing is competitive and varies by project, starting at $60 for a 3-4 minute piece or movement.
Dr. Michael Schneider has been composing for over 30 years. Pricing varies based on project. Compositions are completely custom-made for your ensemble, chamber group, chorale, or soloists. Feel free to set some parameters or just give the composer carte blanche to create an amazing new work for you to give a World Premiere!
Scroll down to listen to just a few examples of commissioned compositions. Then share details about your need on this form or give us a call at 1-833-687-4289 (1-833-MUSICTX) or email [email protected].
Do you represent a library or other professional organization that serves children? Bring music to life in a multimedia way leveraging a storybook, storytelling, and live performance. Please share details about your need on this form or give us a call at 1-833-687-4289 (1-833-MUSICTX) or email [email protected]. Here is just one example:
Michael Schneider brings music to life for young students by pairing performance with an illustrated storybook. This can be performed for groups as small as a single classroom or as large as a school auditorium.
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is a wonderful children’s storybook by Anna Harwell Celenza, which Michael reads to audiences of eager children while providing a soundtrack from the piano. This fun-filled adventure takes the listener through Gershwin’s search for inspiration as the deadline for writing Rhapsody in Blue fast approaches! There is a Q&A session at the end of the program and students receive activity worksheets to take as a memento and remind them of what they learned.
Ideal For: Elementary-Age Students, up to 5th grade
Venue Requirements: Classroom – Upright Piano; Auditorium – Grand Piano (possibly piano microphone needed), Projector with Screen, Microphone/Speaker
Do you represent a professional organization or a college and have need of a master class lecturer? Dr. Michael Schneider is happy to serve as a Master Class lecturer in Piano or provide a presentation on a topic of your choosing. Here are two examples:
Master the Music offers many professional performing and collaborative services. Learn more about the artists we represent here: Artist Services – Master the Music. Artists are based in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Ohio. Please share details about your need on this form or give us a call at 1-833-687-4289 (1-833-MUSICTX) or email [email protected].
View a practice clip of Dr. Michael Schneider (piano) performing with Caleb Hudson (trumpet player of the Canadian Brass): https://fb.watch/jdX0Virj2a/. Listen to a professional collaborative recording here:
Piano lessons are offered in-person in North Richland Hills, a suburb of Fort Worth just west of the DFW airport. For students desiring lessons that are not local to DFW, remote Zoom lessons are available. The Master the Music Academy focuses on high-quality instruction for students of all ages. There is emphasis on note reading and the understanding of musical concepts, history, and styles. All teachers are members of the Local and State Music Teacher Associations. There are many events and performance opportunities throughout the year including our outdoor Fall Festival, our Holiday outreach and formal recital, our formal Spring Gala at the Lancaster Theater in Grapevine, and more. Advanced students have won competitions throughout Texas and have performed at Carnegie Hall.
Weekly 30-minute lessons start at $140/month. To get started, please share your interest on this form or give us a call at 1-833-687-4289 (1-833-MUSICTX) or email [email protected]. Free trial lessons can be scheduled here.
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