Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I am a degreed and certified teacher with more than 20 years of experience. I was fortunate enough to have studied with the acclaimed concert pianist, Louis Galanffy, to whom I credit my great love of the piano.
I enjoy performing and recording CDs of period pieces as well as my own original compositions. As the Chair for the Mid-Cities Music Teachers Association, I seek to share my excitement about creating music and improvising while offering students the opportunity to master the basics of musical training with learning sight reading, focusing on technical training and understanding the music theory.
I established Mclean Piano Journey Studio with the hope of providing children the opportunity to learn to play the piano in an environment filled with enthusiasm and fun.
My Musical Education Background
I studied with the great Louis Galanffy for 5 years. I continued my training with an Applied Piano Performance Scholarship to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and completed my degree at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. I continued my studies at Texas Woman's University and the University of North Texas in Denton.
Additionally, I studied Sociology/Counseling and earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Wesleyan University.
I further studied German from The University of Texas in Austin and am able to speak, read and write German fluently.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Cultivate your child’s musical talent with training and piano lessons from The Mclean Piano Journey Studio of Keller, Texas. Here, students study the masters, from Bach to Bartok as well as contemporary music styles of New Age artists, contemporary church artists, as well as theme music from popular movie soundtracks. Students are encouraged to have fun learning music while having the opportunity to be competitive.
My studio strives to provide consistent motivation by offering competitive performances, CD recordings, monthly master classes, recitals, computer theory games, and gentle guidance, reinforced with lots of positive reinforcement. With private piano lessons, your child will learn to master the techniques that define the makings of an accomplished musician. My hope is that the Mclean Piano Journey Studio will be the first step for your child to become a successful musical artist while having fun at the same time.
Affordable Piano Lessons
At Mclean Piano Journey Studio, tuition and fees cover:
* Private Piano Lesson: 30 or 45 minutes
* 20 minutes of computer theory following each lesson
* Recording of 3 piano CDs per year recording your child’s accomplishments
* Participation in local and state music competitions.
Lessons range from $100 - $145 per month, depending on the length of the lessons. Multiple family discounts are offered.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I specialize in teaching children as young as age 4 up to adults, from beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of students who seek excellence in learning.
My Certifications and Awards
Honor Roll of Teachers with the National Guild of Piano Teachers;
Chair of the Original Composition Contests with MCMTA;
Active Member of NGPT, MTNA, TMTA, ACM, MCMTA.
My Musical Influences
I believe in balance and therefore encourage students to study all the musical genres, from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Periods. Students also have the opportunity to learn contemporary movie and film theme music, church music and more.
Students learn to read music, analyze the music, as well as improvise in my studio.
“You certainly get your students into difficult literature early on–they do well with it! They all listen carefully and measure themselves against a high standard.”— April Abraham, Guild Judge, National Guild of Piano Teachers
“Wonderful variety of music, use of different editions, good scale and technical preparation, great improvisation. Keep doing what you’re doing.” —Vera Balaban, Adjudicator for National Piano Playing Auditions
“Thank you for being such an amazing teacher! Love, Anna Looft”