Academy

We offer top-notch instruction in all levels of musical study. We are currently offering lessons for Piano, Violin, and Composition with more instruments to be added soon. Peruse our offerings below and contact us directly if you have any questions. Be sure to sign up for a Free Trial Lesson so we can meet you and share more with you!

Our Classes

Helpful Information

Master the Music classes are held weekly throughout the year. Monthly tuition is based on a 45-week per year teaching schedule which means that students will have 3-5 lessons per month depending on the calendar (i.e. no classes the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas).  Master the Music appreciates our families very much and offers the following discounts:

  • Sibling Discount: 10% off the 2nd and each subsequent child or family member
  • Prepayment Discount: 5% off 6 months paid in full, 10% off 12 months paid in full
  • Referral Discount: $50 monthly credit when referring students that complete their 1st month of lessons

Additional details on our policies will be shared at your Free Trial Lesson.

 

Academy Classes

Current Offerings

Violin

Beginning Violin, Private

Beginning violin lessons are offered via one-on-one instruction. Beginning lessons focus on gaining familiarity with the instrument, proper bow hold and stance, as well as beginning music fundamentals. Students will learn the names of all parts of the instrument and will begin to acquire basic skills in playing the instrument properly ensuring good technique.
Prerequisite: None
Suggested Age Range: 4-12

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$130/month

Piano

Beginning Piano, Mini Group

Beginning piano lessons are offered in a fun group format, limited to no more than 3 children of similar ages or experience. Beginning lessons focus on music and instrument fundamentals, with a core objective being starting note reading from the staff.
Prerequisite: None
Suggested Age Range: 4-10

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$100/month

Piano

Beginning Piano, Private

Beginning piano lessons are offered via one-on-one instruction. Beginning lessons focus on music and instrument fundamentals, with a core objective being starting note reading from the staff. Private lessons are recommended for young students with unique learning styles or for the older beginner.
Prerequisite: None
Suggested Age Range: 4-16 (Older students also have the option of taking the “Beginning Piano, Mini-Group for Adults” program.)

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$130/month

Piano

Early Intermediate Piano, Mini-Group

The fun group format continues into the Early Intermediate level, where the primary goal is to secure note reading from the staff and to begin establishing a solid technique at the piano. Having the proper foundational technique frees the student to be able to tackle more advanced repertoire in the future. Additionally, the Early Intermediate level introduces more musicianship concepts with the introduction of musical collaboration through duets and small ensembles.
Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Piano or By Instructor Permission

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$100/month

Piano

Early Intermediate Piano, Private

Early Intermediate lessons are offered via one-on-one instruction, where the primary goal is to secure note reading from the staff and to begin establishing a solid technique at the piano. Having the proper foundational technique frees the student to be able to tackle more advanced repertoire in the future. Additionally, the Early Intermediate level introduces more musicianship concepts with the introduction of musical collaboration through duets and small ensembles.
Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Piano or By Instructor Permission

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$130/month

Piano

Intermediate Piano, Private

At the Intermediate level, student lessons are only offered via one-on-one instruction. At this level, students begin to explore different musical styles corresponding to the standard musical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century) with masterworks written by celebrated composers. This level enhances dexterity and secures foundational techniques at the keyboard.
Prerequisite: Completion of Early Intermediate Piano or By Instructor Permission

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$130/month

Piano

Early Advanced Piano, Private

At the Early Advanced level, students transition from study pieces to professional repertoire. Focus is placed on the beginning works of composers such as Scarlatti, Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn. The student will gain the skills necessary to move on to works by composers such as Liszt and Rachmaninoff.
Prerequisite: Completion of Intermediate Piano or By Instructor Permission

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes; 45 minutes (recommended)

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$130/month; $195/month

Piano

Advanced Piano, Private

Advanced Piano studies focus on building out the comprehension of musical styles through the larger works of the piano repertoire. Technical capabilities are expanded to Olympic-level feats. Above all, musicality and a mature understanding of the works studied are valued and reinforced, so the student begins developing their artistic voice.
Prerequisite: Completion of Early Advanced Piano or By Instructor Permission

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

45 minutes; 60 minutes (recommended)

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$195/month; $260/month

Piano

College Preparatory Piano, Private

This program offering is geared for the student who intends to major in Music in college (focus in Performance, Education, Composition, Theory, or Other) with piano as their primary instrument. It is recommended to begin this program in a student’s junior year of high school. This program will continue advanced level piano studies in addition to mentoring and guiding students in selecting appropriate summer camps, assisting with video or audio recordings necessary for camp and collegiate auditions, connecting students with professors at major universities within the United States, and more.

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

60 minutes + Additional Activities (click Learn More)

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$350/month

Piano

Artist Level Coaching

This program offers the services of a Master Teacher, similar to what you would experience in a collegiate coaching or master class setting. This offering is geared for the pre-professional or professional pianist that desires to refine their craft. This program is open to students that may be studying regularly with another teacher.
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in piano lessons at the collegiate level or have a minor/major in music with piano as a primary instrument

Schedule

On demand, based on schedule availability

Lesson Time

60 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$110/hour (package pricing available)

Virtual Piano

Online Virtual Lessons

For students that live outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Skype lessons are offered on an individual basis. Students must have appropriate technology available (such as an iPad/tablet or webcam-enabled computer that can be positioned on the piano) to facilitate the lesson on their end.
Skype lessons are individualized to the student and may cover all levels of piano study. They may be especially effective for students preparing for competitions and/or auditions.
Prerequisite: None

Schedule

On demand, based on schedule availability

Lesson Time

60 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$80/hour

Adult Piano

Beginning Piano, Mini-Group for Adults

This may be the most fun you’ll have all week! Join a group of 2-3 adults for a fun, social class where you’ll learn beginning piano skills and note reading but you’ll also discuss current musical events and enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks while building friendships. Note that at least two adults must enroll for class to be held. So, pick a friend and sign up together!
Prerequisite: None
Suggested Age Range: 16+ (participants will be grouped by age if enrollment allows)

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

45 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$110/month

Adult Piano

Adult Lessons, Private

This program is for the adult student that may or may not have had any piano lessons in the past. Lessons are individualized to the student and may cover all levels of piano study, from beginner to adult amateur. Parents that desire to take lessons alongside their child may register for this program.
Prerequisite: None

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

30 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$130/month

Composition

Composition Class

This class is geared for the composer that seeks to improve their unique gifts through weekly study. The class seeks to inspire the composer’s imagination and build compositional knowledge and experience. It covers all aspects of musical composition, including motivic development, musical form, instrumentation/orchestration, and more. As works are completed, unique performance opportunities will be scheduled so that the works can be showcased within the broader community.
Prerequisite: Prior musical study, semi-proficiency in any instrument, and a working knowledge of the musical staff

Schedule

Weekly lessons, offered Monday-Saturday

Lesson Time

45 minutes

Instructor

Dr. Michael Schneider

Price

$110/month

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Email: info@masterthemusic.org