Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
What I love about music and the arts is that there is always a purpose behind them. My goal as a teacher is to help artists discover the best of their abilities as well as the purpose behind it all. Excellent musicianship takes hard work and diligence. However, I believe work is fun when you are doing what you love, and this allows for both productivity and pleasure during lesson times. Individuality is one of the best aspects of musicianship, and that is why I encourage each of my students to discover their own personal best in what they do. As a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, and the Waxahachie Music Teachers Association, I offer state theory testing, seasonal recitals, and performance opportunities to help my students better hone their craft and learn how to enjoy their art through a variety of musical styles, music history, theory and technique.
My Musical Education Background
Heidi Hood, B.A. Vocal Performance and Theater minor, is the owner, coach, and lead performer of Heidi Hood Music & Entertainment. Heidi began her music and acting training at a young age, having studied classical piano since age seven, and voice since age ten. When she was thirteen, Heidi began playing and singing on the church music band. For three consecutive years in high school, she achieved the Outstanding Musicianship Award from the Arlington Music Teachers Association for excellence in piano performance and theory testing. She also competed at the District and National level for Songwriting and Female Vocal Solo in the Assemblies of God annual Fine Arts Festival. At the district level, she was awarded first place for Keyboard Solo; and at the national level, she ranked in the Top Five keyboard performers for two consecutive years before winning National Merit in her final year of competing. Heidi was also awarded first place at the Texas-Wesleyan University Youth-Duo Piano Competition. Heidi currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Vocal Performance and a Theatre Minor from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. While attending SAGU, she competed in the Assemblies of God National Fine Arts Kappa Tau Festival, taking first place for Female Vocal Solo and Drama Solo. She was also the solo vocalist for the SAGU Jazz Band and earned the SAGU Actress of the Year Award after her graduation in December of 2013. It was while she was still in college that Heidi began directing children’s musicals and teaching piano and voice lessons. Shortly after she graduated, Heidi opened her own studio location. Heidi’s theatre credits include Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Queen Elizabeth I (The Pirate Queen), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Yente (Fiddler on the Roof), M'Lynn Eatenton (Steel Magnolias), Carrie Watts (Trip to Bountiful), Margaret Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility), among others. She has also taught theatre for the SALT Educational Coop, and served as the Music Director at Love Your City Theatre. Heidi married her SAGU sweetheart in May of 2016, and continues to teach music from her studio and perform around the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. HEIDI HOOD IS BACKGROUND CHECKED BY CLEAR STAR.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Lesson packages are offered on a fixed rate monthly payment plan. The price for the total number of lessons in one package is distributed evenly per month. Monthly tuition is $100 for the half hour weekly lesson package or $200 for the hour weekly lesson package. One full package of lessons spanning the course of the entire studio year (from June-May) consists of 40 lessons plus 2 free lessons. Note: Tuition is packaged the same for students beginning after June.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Certifications and Awards
Heidi Hood is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, and the Waxahachie Music Teachers Association. Before graduating with her BA Vocal Performance from SAGU, Heidi was the president and founder of the SAGU Collegiate Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association, leading the chapter to earn the Ben Whitton Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award in 2013. She has been awarded First Place in the Texas Wesleyan Piano Duo Competition. She has also competed in the Assemblies of God National Fine Arts Kappa Tau Festival, and was awarded National Merit for Female Vocal Solo and Drama Solo. She has achieved three Outstanding Musicianship Awards from the Arlington Music Teachers Association for excellence in piano performance and three TMTA Whitlock Awards for excellence in theory testing. Also, she has competed at the District level for Songwriting and Female Vocal Solo in the Assemblies of God annual Fine Arts Festival, advancing to Nationals for both categories and achieving a Superior rated performance for Female Vocal Solo. She won first place in the District for Keyboard Solo, ranked in the Top Five keyboard performers for two consecutive years at the National Level, and also was awarded National Merit for Keyboard Solo.
My Musical Influences
Heidi Hood has been greatly influenced by major Christian Contemporary Artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandi Patty, Point of Grace, 4Him, Nicole Nordeman, Francesca Battistelli, Audrey Assad, Hillsong, and For King and Country. Her classical and instrumental influences include Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and current composers/arrangers such as Marilynn Ham. Jazz and Broadway influences include Sutton Foster, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald. Her favorite Broadway style musicals include Mary Poppins, Little Women, Phantom of the Opera, and Beauty and the Beast. Heidi also has four musical siblings who sharpen her musical skills and ideas.
Amazing piano & voice lesson teacher!!! Very organized, great communication & so great with kids!!! The best!!!
Red Oak, TX
Heidi is an excellent piano teacher. My daughter has been with her for almost 4 years. She stretches her students and teaches them the importance of practice and hard work.
Heidi provides a wonderful environment for my daughter to learn new vocal techniques, as well as, the theoretical side of music. I have witnessed my daughter be challenged and excited when she reaches a new goal. We are so grateful to have found Heidi!
I have been taking lessons from Heidi for the past 4 months. I have learned so much. Heidi is always so fun and encouraging. She's an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her.
Great teacher. Very kind. Excellent recitals.
Waxahachie , TX
I have been taking lessons from Heidi for the last 13 months. Her patience and teaching excellence has move me closer to my goals than I could have imagined in such a short time. She's an inspiration, a true Christian and I'm so thankful for the knowledge she shares with me. I would highly recommend Heidi to anyone.
828 Johnston Lane , TX
We have greatly appreciated Heidi Borden teaching our daughter piano lessons. Our daughter has enjoyed the time she spends at her lessons with Heidi not only as just a piano teacher but as a great mentor and someone that our daughter looks up to . Heidi teaches with diligence , patience and a heart for her students to strive for excellence . She has such a heart for them to feel confident not just in their lessons but also in their everyday life . I would HIGHLY recommend Heidi Borden to anyone !