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why dallas piano academy is the #1 choice for music lessons

Dallas Piano Lessons

Dallas Piano Academy teachers have combined experience of teaching piano lessons for over 100 years, teaching students from ages 5 thru adult. Whatever you or your child wish to play, odds are we teach it! 

Our goal is to serve you and provide the best possible music education for you or your child. We welcome students of all ages and all levels. The studio is convenient to Lakewood, Lake Highlands, and all areas of Northeast Dallas and the White Rock Lake area.

In addition to teaching the art of playing, we strive to bring out the best in each musician. A positive, nurturing attitude and an individual approach for each student can develop self-confidence as well as a lifetime of loving music.

Whether a beginning student or advanced, we will work with you to accomplish your goals!

benefits of becoming a dallas piano academy student

Dallas Piano Lessons

#1 - piano lessons available in our studio, in your home and online! 

If you are looking for "lessons near me" - look no further! The studio is convenient to Lakewood, Lake Highlands, and all areas of Northeast Dallas and the White Rock Lake area where you will find great shopping, dining, and recreation. 

Due to its central location and easy access to Garland Road/78, Northwest Highway and LBJ, students come to the school for instruction from all areas of Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite and beyond. 

Online piano lessons are available too! 

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#2 - Online lessons available

No matter where you live, our music classes are always near because you can take advantage of online lessons!

Even better, even if you usually take "in person" lessons, you may opt for an online lesson any week with notice. The ultimate in convenience and flexibility! 

Online music lessons are also a safe social distancing activity for kids and adults! ZOOM into our music school for your lesson from the safety and comfort of your home!

Online piano lessons are an easy way to bring some fun and learning into your life! 

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#3 - qualified dallas piano teaching faculty

We have multiple teachers, all with advanced training and professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. 

We are confident that we have the right teacher and classes at our school to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.

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#4 - A wide range of music lesson times available seven days a week!

We are a Dallas music school that offers music lessons seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule. We offer lots of options for piano lessons for kids! 

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

In person and online piano lessons are easy to arrange to fit when you are available. 

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#5 - a proven track record of excellence

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students and parents are saying about our kids piano lessons. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, flute lessons in Dallas, Texas year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by families for over ten years.

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#6 - free music recitals with no participation fees!

We are one of the only music schools in Dallas that offers free recitals with a grand piano in a first class recital hall.

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital. Each spring many of our students choose to perform in a spotlight recital. We hold these in a beautiful hall with a grand piano. 

In December many of our students also choose to attend our small group classes where they have an opportunity to perform for their peers. 

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#7 - trophies, certificates and awards to celebrate achievement

Students work towards goals and earn prizes as they grow in their music study! One of the incentives we offer is the Musical Ladder System®, an international program that gives students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies, AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool "Musical Ladder" wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

When students have an incentive coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins! 

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#8 - sheet music and materials

We are Dallas piano teachers that include the first piano lesson books and materials for their students, which saves students money when getting started when beginning lessons!  

The Dallas Piano Academy is also home to an extensive piano music library, giving piano students an additional savings as well as access to many hard to find and out of print musical gems. 

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#9 Reachable seven days a week to serve you

Your time is valuable, and you need answers right away!

We are a music school in Dallas that offers professional and personal customer service for their students seven days a week to assist you with questions about your lessons, schedule and account. We pledge that you will always receive a response within 24 hours (or sooner!) 

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#10 - Early morning and lunch time piano lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals

As a music school in Dallas, we are able to offer 'full service' music lessons. This allows us to offer piano lessons as early as 10 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional adult who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of instruction during our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.

These lesson times are available for private piano classes online and in person. 

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#11 - Other Instrument lessons available

Lessons are also available for guitar, bass guitar, flute, trumpet, trombone, and more instruments are in the process of being added. 

Have a request for lessons on a particular instrument? Let us know!

Dallas Piano Academy Lessons

#12 Month to Month lessons

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. Lessons can be discontinued at any time with notice. 

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

plus...we're a Safe music school

We are proud to be one of the first music schools in the country to take the pledge to be a safe music school AND save the music! We offer online lessons as well as in person lessons with precautions taken to stop the spread of Covid.


"Lisa is a true gem! My daughter has loved taking lessons from Lisa for the past 2 years. Her enthusiasm for her students combined with her sweet spirit, kindness and patience make her perfect for younger students beginning ... and, seeing how much her incredibly talented older students love her at the recitals demonstrates the way she grows young musicians into mature performers. We highly recommend!" - Corey A.

"Lisa was my first piano teacher as a kid and I can't recommend her enough. At the time, I was only interested in playing film music, not repertoire. Most piano teachers have a firmly one-dimensional approach, but Lisa encouraged my interests and provided a foundation that gave me a firm grasp of the basics while also allowing me branch out and be creative. I work in Los Angeles now as a film composer. Lisa is the best!" - David R.

"If I could give Mrs. Emmick more than 5 stars, I would! Both my son and daughter were students of Mrs. Emmick. My son began at 7 years old and just graduated high school, being taught by Mrs. Emmick the entire time. She fostered in him a love of music. She was a gentle, kind teacher, but also had high standards. Her personality is a joy! Piano was my daughters secondary instrument and under Mrs. Emmick's direction, she quickly became a proficient piano player. They both learned a variety of music and play beautifully. Not only is Mrs. Emmick an incredibly gifted instructor, she is an amazing musician as well. We are grateful to her for pouring into our children and highly recommend her! " - Gina F.

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The ability to play an instrument or sing beautifully offers a lifetime of benefits. Music lessons also foster a student’s personal, social, and academic development. Dallas Piano Academy has made substantial investments in our materials and elite faculty to provide an uplifting environment designed to foster creativity, confidence and joy.

At Dallas Piano Academy you'll find:

  • Enthusiastic teachers who make lessons fun!
  • A nurturing teaching style that instills confidence in students.
  • Personalized, individual instruction geared specifically to each student's learning styles.
  • Extraordinary results with consistent lessons and proper practice.
  • Relevance as students learn songs they want to play in addition to standard literature.
  • Value at a competitive rate. 

If you’ve been told you are tone deaf or uncoordinated, I’m here to inform you that everyone can improve their musical skills. As a musician and teacher, I've witnessed countless students transform their lives in ways they never imagined possible. We make it our mission to help Dallas students explore and develop their talents, wherever their curiosity and interests lead them.

- Lisa Emmick

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Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, and we are ready seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$37.50 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week. A registration fee is due annually.