Frequently Asked Questions
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven-year-old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven-year-old taking up piano for the second time after having had lessons as a child. The main reason to choose Dallas Music Academy as your music lesson provider is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
We teach all styles from classical, worship, rock, pop, jazz and blues. If you don’t see a style that interests you, just ask us and we will do our best to make it happen.
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parents on a personal level.
(for ages 3 and up)
Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full-size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first six months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you. For Pre-K students, an Assessment session must be scheduled before being accepted as a regular student. For more information, please visit the Programs Page.
(for ages 7 and up)
Our guitar teachers teach classical, rock and blues lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
(for ages 5 and up)
Our string instrument lessons are taught by professional teachers with many years of experience. Beginner students can expect to work on basics such as intonation, bowing, simple songs, melodies and rhythms. Intermediate and advanced students will work on technique and style as well as repertoire and sight reading. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite song. It is important that you own or rent a violin and we can help with that!
(for ages 9 and up)
Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice.
We have implemented GROUP MAKE-UP lessons at NO EXTRA COST to you. Make-Up lessons are not obligatory, but they are a value-added service that has been available to you since January 2018. Students must have been regular students for at least 6 months to qualify for Make-Up lessons.
We are now operating all 12 months of the year. Dr. Tolosa, the Dallas Music Academy Founder and Director, believes that a skill like learning music is an ongoing process, much like during the times of Mozart and Beethoven. These great musicians and many others never ceased practicing and learning! To stop lessons for holidays is to set back progress, which costs both students and parents time, effort, and money.
We have designed a convenient plan that allows everyone to continue with private lessons all year long and get the most out of the outstanding music education that we offer at the Dallas Music Academy (lessons, music theory, ear training, exams, recitals).
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays
Closed on Sundays