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)
My teaching philosophy can be summed up by one phrase I adopted years ago – “Follow the curiosity of the child”. Lessons in my studio are balanced between being student-led, geared towards their likes and interests, as well as teacher-led, with material pulled from many different genres for a well-rounded musical experience. Building rapport with a student is of high importance to me and I enjoy taking the time to get to know each and every one of my students so I can put them on a musical journey especially designed for them. My goal as a teacher is to give back to the community what was given to me – the love of learning to play an instrument, the ability to use that instrument to connect on an emotional level with other people, and to nurture the gifts of creativity and curiosity.
Sharon Robinson began studying piano at the age of 5 with former MACSA teacher Lisa Kropp, but her love for music wasn’t solidified until the age of 13, when she was asked to start accompanying her school choirs. By age 17 she began teaching, and would later graduate from Baylor University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy where she studied pedagogy under Dr. Ann Gipson, student of the renowned pedagogues Dr. Jane Magrath and Dr. E. L. Lancaster.
Sharon is currently an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), and the San Antonio Music Teachers Association (SAMTA). She received her national certification in teaching music through MTNA in 2010. She currently serves on the board of SAMTA as Theory Test Chairperson and as a Finale writer on the state theory test committee. As an active member of these associations, Sharon encourages her students to participate in local and state events including the TMTA Theory Test and the SAMTA Achievement Auditions. Sharon maintains an active professional life through regular accompanying gigs, playing for church, and dabbling in composing music for piano students.