Derek Adam
Piano

Derek Adam <br>Piano
North West and Stone Oak Piano 6 and Up, beginner to advanced Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Texas at San Antonio Teaching Philosophy Derek strives to instill self-discipline and a passion for learning in his students. He strives...

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Pablo Aguilar, NCTM
Piano

Pablo Aguilar, NCTM <br>Piano
Stone Oak and North West Piano 4 to adult, Beginner to Intermediate Bachelor of Music, University of Montemorelos Master of Music, University of Texas, San Antonio Teaching Philosophy I teach primarily beginner and intermediate students, regardless of background and ability. I strive to give all my students the opportunity to achieve their highest possible level....

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John Beard
Violin, Viola, Piano, Chamber Music

John Beard <br>Violin, Viola, Piano, Chamber Music
Stone Oak Violin, Viola, Piano, Chamber Music Violin/Viola Levels:  4 to Adult; Beginner to Advanced, ages 4 to Adult Piano Student Levels: 3 to Adult; Suzuki beginner Bachelor of Music in Performance, Indiana University Undergraduate training, New England Conservatory Master of Music in Performance, University of Maine Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance with a...

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Brenda Boyd
Preschool Piano Specialist

Brenda Boyd <br>Preschool Piano Specialist
North West Piano 30 months to 6 years Brenda Boyd has taught preschool piano since 1991 and joined MACSA is 2006. Mrs. Boyd completed specialized training as a Preschool Music Teacher and is known to be nurturing, patient, and positive. Many children began their music studies with Mrs. Boyd and have successfully transitioned to higher levels...

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Dr. Xiaoke Cheng
Piano

Dr. Xiaoke Cheng <br>Piano
Stone Oak Piano 6 and up, Beginner to Advanced Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of Missouri at Columbia Master of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. in Music Education-Piano Pedagogy, Florida State University   Teaching Philosophy “I believe a successful music educator evidences personal qualities of...

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Erin Cooke
Cello, Piano

Erin Cooke <br>Cello, Piano
Stone Oak and North West Piano and Cello Piano: ages 4 to adult, all levels (focus on beginner to intermediate) Cello: all ages, beginner only Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (certified K-12), Grove City College Teaching Philosophy Because every person is different, Erin firmly believes that flexibility is one of the most important goals...

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Alyssa Darwin
Piano

Alyssa Darwin <br>Piano
Stone Oak and North West Piano, Collaborative Piano Age 4+, Beginner to advanced Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Pedagogy, Cedarville University Master of Music in Collaborative Piano, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati Teaching Philosophy My work as a pianist is conceptually built around the idea that music is a gift meant to...

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Dr. Antonia Daskalova
Piano

Dr. Antonia Daskalova <br>Piano
Stone Oak and North West Piano 5 and up, All levels Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, National Conservatory of Music, Bulgaria Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, National Conservatory of Music, Bulgaria Master of Music in Piano Performance, University of Minnesota Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano, University of Minnesota Teaching Philosophy Personalized. Comprehensive....

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Evelyn Escobedo
Piano

Evelyn Escobedo <br>Piano
North West and Stone Oak Piano 4 to 10, beginner Bachelor of Music, Trinity University Master of Arts in Teaching, Trinity University In 1999, CEO, Kenneth Thompson, personally invited Evelyn Escobedo to teach piano full time at the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, Inc. Prior to her acceptance, Evelyn had attended Trinity University where...

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Pamela Fischer
Piano

Pamela Fischer <br>Piano
North West Piano 4 to Adult, Beginner to Early Advanced Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Texas State University Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Texas San Antonio Teaching Philosophy Pamela believes the aim of piano lessons is for students to become well rounded musicians capable of playing the piano in...

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Victoria Vela
Piano

Victoria Vela <br>Piano
North West Piano Ages 3 and up, Preschool – Advanced Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance, University of Texas San Antonio Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas San Antonio Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Texas San Antonio Teaching Philosophy My priority for teaching is to teach to student’s...

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Glendora Garza
Piano

Glendora Garza <br>Piano
Stone Oak Piano Ages 4 to Adults, Beginner to Early Advanced Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi. Teaching Philosophy Teaching is my passion! I believe that anyone can learn to play the piano! I use various teaching methods depending on the student’s age and objectives....

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Omar Granados, NCTM
Piano

Omar Granados, NCTM <br>Piano
North West and Stone Oak Piano Ages 4.5 and up, all levels Licenciatura en Música Pianista, Conservatorio del Estado de Puebla, Mexico Teaching philosophy To help, to the best of my abilities, each one of my students unlock their musical potential. To nurture in them a love for art and music Biography Mr. Granados is...

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Dr. Ivan Hurd
Piano

Dr. Ivan Hurd <br>Piano
Stone Oak and North West Piano Ages 5+, Beginner to Advanced Bachelor of Music, University of Iowa Master of Music, Eastern Michigan University Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Oklahoma Teaching Philosophy When working with students, my goals as a piano teacher are simple: I hope to develop healthy musicians, and to instill a lifelong...

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Edna Alejandra Longoria
Composition, Piano

Edna Alejandra Longoria <br> Composition, Piano
Stone Oak and North West Composition, Piano Composition Levels: Ages 8 to High School, Beginner to Early Advanced Piano Levels: Ages 6 to 10, Beginners Bachelor of Music in Composition, University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Music in Composition, California State University- Long Beach Teaching Philosophy Edna wishes to provide to her students...

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James Lucas (Jim)
Piano

James Lucas (Jim) <br>Piano
North West and Stone Oak Piano All ages Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of Southern California Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University Fulbright-Hays Grant, Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany Western Seminary theological studies, Portland, Oregon Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon Royal Conservatory of Music, completion...

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Dr. Geraldine Ong
Piano

Dr. Geraldine Ong <br>Piano
Stone Oak Piano Ages 8 – Adult, Intermediate – Advanced Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Missouri State University Master of Music in Piano Performance, Northwestern University Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, University of Houston Teaching Philosophy As a teacher, my ultimate goal is to teach myself out of a job.  At the...

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Ellen Pavliska
Piano

Ellen Pavliska <br>Piano
North West and Stone Oak Piano Ages 5 to Adults, Beginning to Advanced Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of North Texas Master of Music in Piano Performance, University of Southern California Teaching Philosophy The piano has played such an important role in my life and has positively shaped who I am today. I...

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Randy Swope
Accounts Manager

Randy Swope <br>Accounts Manager
Randy has 20 years experience in the Customer Service industry and has held leadership roles in multiple companies such as Best Buy/Geeksquad. He is a certified paralegal having earned his certification from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Randy is a history buff and enjoys reading books and watching programs about ancient and military...

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Sharon Robinson, NCTM
Piano

Sharon Robinson, NCTM <br>Piano
North West Piano Ages 7+ (some experience preferred but not required), Beginner through Intermediate Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Baylor University Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (MTNA) Teaching Philosophy My teaching philosophy can be summed up by one phrase I adopted years ago – “Follow the curiosity of the child”. Lessons in my studio...

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Sylvia Robinson
Piano

Sylvia Robinson <br>Piano
Stone Oak Piano Ages 5 to adult Bachelor of Music Education, University of the Incarnate Word Masters in Education, University of the Incarnate Word Special Education Certification, University Of the Incarnate Word Teaching Philosophy As a teacher, I aim to foster a lifelong love of learning. As a music teacher, my goal is to teach...

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Edna Salinas
Piano

Edna Salinas <br>Piano
Stone Oak Piano Ages 5 (mature) to 18, Beginner to Intermediate Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Texas State University Teaching Philosophy Music education holds a valuable place throughout our lives. Music has the power to provide fun, creative, and fulfilling learning experiences at every stage and season in life. I am privileged to have...

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Toni Salmons, NCTM
Piano

Toni Salmons, NCTM <br>Piano
North West and Stone Oak Piano 5 to 18, Beginner to Intermediate Bachelor of Music, University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Texas at San Antonio Toni began teaching at MACSA in 2005 shortly after graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned...

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Vida Scott
Piano, Voice

Vida Scott <br>Piano, Voice
North West and Stone Oak Piano, Voice Ages 18 months to Adult, Beginning to Advanced Bachelor of Music, Theory and Composition, Hong Kong Baptist College Masters of Music, Texas State University Teaching Philosophy Vida believes that music is a language in which everyone should be fluent. A sound foundation in music at a young age...

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Peter Steigerwald
Piano

Peter Steigerwald <br>Piano
Stone Oak Piano Ages 5 to Adult Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of Houston Master of Music in Piano Performance, University of Texas at Austin Teaching Philosophy I desire for each of my students to discover joy and fulfillment in making music, while acquiring the excellence in skill that will support a life-long...

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Ken Thompson
Advanced Piano Coach

Ken Thompson <br>Advanced Piano Coach
Advanced Piano Coach In June of 2000, Kenneth Thompson received the Texas Music Teachers Association’s ‘Pre-Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award’ for the state of Texas. In November 2009, Mr. Thompson received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from Musical Bridges Around the World for his work in raising the level of piano teaching in San Antonio....

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Dorothy Yan
Piano

Dorothy Yan <br>Piano
Stone Oak and North West Piano 8 and Up, intermediate to early advanced Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Texas at San Antonio Dorothy Yan is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Masters...

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Kazumi Yoshizawa
Piano

Kazumi Yoshizawa <br>Piano
Stone Oak Piano Ages 5 to Adult, Beginner to Advanced Vocal Performance Degree, Showa Conservatory of Music in Tokyo Music Education Certification, Kanagawa Teaching Philosophy To enrich and engage students with the fundamentals of piano. Through piano a student is able to develop their skills in both learning and retention helping them in other aspects...

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Luis Berrios
Guitar

Luis Berrios <br>Guitar
Stone Oak Classical Guitar Ages 8 and up, all levels Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance, The Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico Post baccalaureate classes in composition Teaching Philosophy “Music is poetry for the heart and soul” As a maestro of the classical guitar, Mr. Berrios teaches his students, which start at the early...

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Jimmy Cox
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums

Jimmy Cox <br>Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums
North West and Stone Oak Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Drums 8 and up Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (Marketing emphasis), University of Texas at San Antonio Teaching Philosophy To provide students with strong a foundation so they may one day be able to play their instrument at any level. Biography Jimmy Cox was born...

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Roberto Granado
Voice, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Guitarron, Vihuela

Roberto Granado <br>Voice, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Guitarron, Vihuela
Stone Oak Voice, Guitar (Acoustic and Electric), Bass, Ukulele, Guitarron, Vihuela (Musical Styles from Classical to Folk to Rock to Metal to Country to Ethnic) Student level: Beginner to Advanced Voice: 10 yrs old - adult (younger than 10 yrs by audition only) Guitar & Bass: 10 yrs old - adult Ukulele: 8 yrs old...

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Mike McCutchon
Guitar

Mike McCutchon <br>Guitar
Stone Oak Guitar 5 to adult, Beginner to Intermediate Bachelor of Music Education, with concentration in Classical Guitar, University of North Texas Michael McCutchon began his classical guitar studies with Prof. Wynn Morrant from Seattle Pacific University. During this time he gave public performances, and attended master classes with such artists as David Russell and...

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Lisa Flores
Voice

Lisa Flores <br>Voice
Stone Oak Voice Beginner to Advanced Bachelor of Music, Southwestern University Master of Music, Northwestern University Certificate in Vocal Performance, Northwestern University Teaching Philosophy Lisa aims to teach her students a solid vocal technique coupled with a love and appreciation for the art of singing. Biography Lisa Flores, soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music degree...

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Rachel Hicks Holdman
Voice

Rachel Hicks Holdman <br>Voice
North West and Stone Oak Voice Ages 5 to Adult, Beginner to Advanced Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bachelor of Music with K-12 teaching licensure, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy, University of Texas at San Antonio...

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Dr. Catherine Nix
Voice

Dr. Catherine Nix <br>Voice
North West and Stone Oak Voice Intermediate to advanced Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of North Florida Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Florida State University Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado at Boulder Teaching Philosophy Like all teachers of the arts, I desire to help my students...

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Paula Beard
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music

Paula Beard <br>Violin, Viola, Chamber Music
Stone Oak and North West Violin, Viola, Chamber Music Ages 7 to Adult, Beginner to Advanced Bachelor of Music in Performance, University of Maryland, Baltimore Master of Music in Performance, Catholic University of America, Washington DC Post-graduate study: Milan Vitek, Germany; Michal Sobieski, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; Geoffrey Applegate, Detroit Symphony Teaching Philosophy As a...

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Meghan Henry
Voice

Meghan Henry <br>Voice
Stone Oak and North West Voice Ages 3-12, Beginner+ Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, University of Texas at San Antonio; Amarillo College Teaching Philosophy Teaching is a way to share my love of music and show my students how music can better their lives and the world around them. It is important for students to...

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Larry E. Mentzer
Clarinet

Larry E. Mentzer <br>Clarinet
North West Clarinet Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance, New England Conservatory of Music. Former principal clarinet, San Antonio Symphony. Instructor of clarinet, UTSA-retired. I teach students beginning from middle school to advanced level. Teaching philosophy Know your students and what you can do for them.  

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Tomás Vela
Guitar

Tomás Vela <br>Guitar
North West Guitar: electric, acoustic, and classical Ages 8+,  all levels Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance, University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Music in Guitar Performance, University of Texas at San Antonio   Teaching Philosophy “The beautiful thing about learning, is that nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King....

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Ashley Corbaley
Administrative Assistant

Ashley Corbaley <br>Administrative Assistant
Ashley spent most of her life in the Pacific Northwest before moving to Texas with her husband and dog a few years ago. In 2016, she graduated with her B.S. in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Her passion for music began at a young age when she attended a symphony and fell...

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Pamela Fischer
Placement Director

Pamela Fischer <br>Placement Director
Pamela has worked at MACSA since 2013 as a piano teacher and as an administrator since 2017. Along with teaching a full studio, her duties as Placement Director fulfil her desire to see music being taught and learned in her community. Finding a student the right teacher at the right time is crucial to growth...

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Meghan Henry
Receptionist

Meghan Henry <br>Receptionist
Meghan is from Amarillo, Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Before becoming part of the MACSA family Meghan worked at the John Peace Library.

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Cathleen Waitz
Office Manager

Cathleen Waitz <br>Office Manager
Cathleen comes from a musical family. She started piano lessons in 1st grade and continued taking lessons for many years.   Cathleen became aware of MACSA in 2000 when her children became students. Her children studied piano and voice at MACSA until they went to college. Her daughter even came back to work at MACSA...

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