Stone Oak
North West

4 to adult, Beginner to Intermediate

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Teaching Philosophy

My mission is to nurture the musical and personal development of my students at all stages of life, from young children to adults. I believe that music is indispensable and serves to improve all aspects of life, mentally, emotionally, and socially. As such, I aim to create self-sufficient musicians with enough understanding of music theory and artistry to promote a lifelong passion that will endure long after students exit my door for the last time.

Every lesson is tailored to each student’s goals and needs. No matter where students are in their musical journey, I create a safe and positive learning environment. Young and adult students can expect a safe space in my studio where they are free to learn, improve, and exercise their creativity. In my classroom, joy, exploration, and learning go hand in hand. Students can expect to learn to read music, exercise good technique, and learn music theory and history through fun, age-appropriate games and activities.


Diana Maldonado earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Always eager to grow as a pianist and teacher, she is pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Currently, she is a graduate piano student and teaching assistant under the instruction of Dr. Ivan Hurd. Ms. Maldonado is expected to graduate in May 2022.

Originally from Reynosa, Mexico, Ms. Maldonado began learning to play the piano at the age of 11. As her passion for music grew, so did her desire to share that love of music with others. Throughout her undergraduate career, she received extensive training in Recreational Music Making under the mentorship of Debra Perez and Will Baily. She has also performed in numerous masterclasses, including the Kaufbeuren Music Festival in Germany. Ms. Maldonado has taught all ages in a variety of settings, including private and group piano instruction, Recreational Music Making, and university class piano.