DMA Teacher of Piano
Priscilla Manion is an accomplished pianist whose passion is to share her gift with others. Priscilla began playing piano at the age of 4, where she showed ability to play by ear with absolute pitch. Her studies started shortly thereafter. Priscilla studied in her early years at Mary Hardin-Baylor College Preparatory School of Music in Belton, Texas. She continued her education there in her middle school years, where she also served as piano accompanist for Central Texas Girls’ Choir. She studied piano at Memphis State University during her high school years and went on to study music at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance. She also earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Redlands in California.
During her college years, Priscilla performed with Wheaton College Women’s Chorale throughout parts of Europe and joined Continental Singers as featured accompanist on their European tour.
Priscilla has also been working in Musical Theater for over 20 years. She served as Accompanist and Musical Director for Christian Youth Theater and helped write the music for their production ‘Prince and the Pauper’. Priscilla also has written a musical of her own which is in the process of being produced. It reaches a vast audience of women all over the country. Priscilla uses her Musical Theater experience to teach voice students how to excel in performance.
Priscilla is an accomplished solo pianist and plays for events of all types. She has produced four CD’s of original piano music that sell throughout the United States. She was selected as a Finalist in a nationwide competition of original works and appeared on CBN.
Priscilla is a Master Teacher and has been teaching for over thirty years. She is dedicated to helping her students reach their potential to be accomplished musicians. She teaches all styles, including classical, jazz, and popular. Priscilla also has experience in teaching students to improvise in various styles and compose music. She encourages her students to work hard and stay committed to their studies. She strongly believes in the value of students learning to excel in performance.
“I love teaching my students to express themselves through music. It is my joy to see them reach their goals and be motivated to aspire to even higher levels of accomplishment. Music becomes their best friend and motivator for excellence.”