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Marilou Padilla Gallardo Piano/Organ/Keyboard Studio

Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (map)

Lessons Offered

Keyboard, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Virtual / Online

About Me

The Marilou Padilla Gallardo Piano/Organ/Keyboard Studio was founded in 1990 in Oxon Hill,MD and has a current following of over 90 students from the greater Washington DC ,Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia areas.The studio is in operation all year long .

The studio specializes in private quality instruction from beginner to advanced levels from classical to contemporary keyboard music.
Online lessons are also offered via Skype, FaceTime and GoogleDuo.Currently, the studio is  100% online until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted in the state of Maryland.The studio will return to in person instruction once all  state restrictions are lifted. 

Lesson programs are designed to meet the specific individual needs of each student.This includes a balance of method studies,theory,sight reading,technique and repertoire appropriate to the graded level of student proficiency.

Concert repertoire for study include classical,jazz,religious,gospel,Latin,Filipino and contemporary popular music.

Studio rated as one of the top 20 teaching studios in the metropolitan Washington DC area consistently since 2016-2020 for excellence,professionalism and expertise in piano and keyboard instruction 

Hours of Operation:
Saturday:7:30am to 8:00 pm

My Musical Education Background

Member-Maryland State Music Teachers Association
Music Teachers National Association
Prince Georges County Music Association
National Guild of Piano Teachers

Genres and Subjects Taught

Piano (from classical to contemporary from beginner to advanced levels)

electronic organ

jazz improvisation

keyboard harmony


Lesson Rates

Please contact the studio directly at (contact me) if you need to reach me or send me a direct message above through this site -with regards to current lesson rates and student placement availabilities .

Please do not hesitate to leave a detailed message with your daytime and evening phone numbers and the best times to contact you in case I miss your call .

Please also visit my website (contact me) for more information about the studio.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

ages 4 and up+ accepted from beginner to advanced levels

My Certifications and Awards

U.N.E.S.C.O.(United Nations Educational Scientific Educational Cultural Organization ) Fellowship Awardee for music studies 1977

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award-1983,1984,1985,1987,1989 for excellence in music education as a keyboard teaching specialist for Jordan Kitt Music from 1982-1990

2003 recipient of the Jordan Kitt Music Grant.This grant recently renamed as the Judith Ferencz Memorial Grant has been awarded since 1997 to members of the M.S.M.T.A,in recognition of teacher excellence for student development of piano students.

Adjudicator in various regional and local competitions in the greater Washington DC areas from 1984-1990 for Yamaha Keyboard Festivals

Member of international jury of the piano competition sponsored by the World Pedagogy Piano Conference in 2006 in Atlanta,Georgia

Founder and current President and chief executive officer of the MPG Keyboard Artists and Friends,Inc.; a non-profit organization founded in 2002 -with a 501(c)3 status sponsoring cultural and concert community events to promote awareness in the keyboard performing arts.

My Musical Influences

Johann Sebastian Bach,Frederic Chopin,Sergei Rachmaninoff,Chick Corea,Herbie Hancock,Jimmy Smith

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Student Reviews

Fort Washington, MD

Wonderful, Wonderful professional teacher and loved and very well respected by my granddaughter.

Springfield, VA

I love coming to lessons as I always get a fresh insight in my music.Mrs.Gallardo explains the dynamic markings of the music so well!

Fort Washington, MD

My niece is currently her student and is progressing very well in her piano studies.Ms.Marilou is a very patient and good instructor who genuinely cares about her students.Such a wonderful teacher!

Capitol Heights, MD

Excellent and very detailed instruction!

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