The Studio of Magen Miller includes private instruction on piano/keyboard, violin/fiddle, vocals, as well as composition/songwriting. Although Magen can be laid back in her teaching approach in regards to pop and jazz styles, some of Magen's more serious students have been admitted to The Juilliard School of Music, the Eastman School of Music and Southern Methodist University. The studio is located in Magen's home in the North Dallas area. In addition to in-studio lessons, private lessons at the student's home are available according to schedule and location. Please message the studio using the form on this page to receive more information.
Teaching Philosophy: I work with students in a fun, professional setting, focusing on advancing their technical skills and fine-tuning their ear for music. My lessons usually consist of a three-part routine including technique, theory, & performance/repertoire. I currently have a studio of 35 piano and violin students ranging from 5 years of age to older adults. I prefer to use the Nancy & Randall Faber Piano Method with my piano students and the Suzuki method with my violin students. As a member of the Dallas Music Teachers Association, I encourage all of my intermediate and advanced students to participate in events such as the annual Jazz Competition, the Dallas Symphonic Festival, the Sonatina-Sonata-Baroque Festival and the TMTA Theory Exam. I arrange two recitals for my students each year, a Holiday Recital and a Spring Recital. Young students are required to perform at both recitals and are highly encouraged to perform their piece from memory in the annual Spring Recital, hosted by Steinway Hall Dallas.
For my adult students, I arrange a specific outline according to your personal goals in music. I teach pop/rock styles, as well as classical, jazz and new age. I encourage all of my students to read music, but I am open to working with adult students who would like to simply learn to play be ear.
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For more information regarding availability and rates, please fill out and submit the contact form on the left of this page.