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News at the Academy is the page where you'll find highlights from the latest newsletters of Dallas Piano Academy. Offering quality piano lessons in the northeast Dallas area! We also provide voice lessons and guitar lessons in Dallas. 

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2024 NEWS

Dallas Piano Academy named Nominee for Best in DFW Women Owned Business 2024

Dallas Piano Academy is thrilled to receive a nomination for Best in DFW again in 2024! Thank you to all who considered and nominated us! Voting is live through June 2024, and winners will be announced in the fall. 


Dallas Piano Academy featured on Podcast 

Have a listen! Dallas Piano Academy was featured on as a guest with the Chamber Chicks on the "What In East Dallas Is Going On?" Podcast! Check it out here. 

Chamber Chicks Podcast

Dallas Piano Academy Named Finalist for National Music School of the Year Award

Dallas Piano Academy has been selected as one of seven finalists for the prestigious National Music School of the Year Award. The award is presented annually by the Music Academy Success System, an international association of music academy owners.

"We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the National Music School of the Year Award," said Lisa Emmick, owner and founder of Dallas Piano Academy. "This opportunity not only showcases the Academy’s achievements but also highlights its commitment to continuous improvement."

As a finalist, Mrs. Emmick will travel to Las Vegas to deliver a presentation to music studio owners from around the world, with the final winner to be selected during the event.

SOTY Finalist Badge

2023 NEWS


Chamber Award 2023

Dallas Piano Academy nominated as Best in DFW

We are thrilled to announce that Dallas Piano Academy has been nominated as BEST IN DFW by the Dallas Morning News in two categories! Best Summer Camp and Best Women Owned Business!

Dallas Morning News Best in DFW Nominee

2022 NEWS


Several of our students performed at the Dallas Arboretum's Christmas Village to provide musical entertainment and usher in the holiday season for 2022. The Dallas Arboretum is beautiful any time of year, but the Christmas Village with it's fun activities and thousands of twinkling lights is extra special. We were so proud of each and every student who participated and are thankful to the Dallas Arboretum for the amazing opportunity to showcase our students. 

Dallas Piano Academy Performs at Arboretum


I am continually amazed by the quality of our wonderful teaching faculty! Read about one of our master teachers, Jeraldine Wooldridge!


Our official ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Great East Dallas Chamber of Commerce was held in October, 2022. We enjoyed hosting everyone and showing off our new offices. We're so proud of our new space and thankful to our customers for the opportunity to provide the best music education in Dallas. 

Dallas Piano Academy Ribbon Cutting

Have you seen our awesome new sign? It lights up great in the evening and can be spotted as you approach on Northwest Highway! 

Dallas Piano Academy Sign

Opening Day! August 15, 2022. These wonderful balloons were a great way to welcome everyone including our teachers, students and their families and were provided by In the Air Balloons. 

Dallas Piano Academy Opening Day

July 2022 - We are busy getting our new offices ready! Each room is equipped with at least one acoustic piano. They are all getting moved in and tuned up! 

Dallas Piano Academy Lesson Room


We signed a lease for a new location for our offices! We look forward to opening in August, 2022. 

Spring Recital

Our spring recitals were held Saturday, May 7th. Recitals are a great experience for our students. Performing something you know well in a beautiful setting is fun! This opportunity is included for our students and we encourage students to invite as many family and friends as they like! We know they'll enjoy it!

Piano Recital Flowers

Congrats on a Great Performance!

Congrats to Ruth (as Jasmine) and Timothy (as Jafar) on their recent performances in their school’s production of Aladdin! Our Ms. Jessica helped them perfect their parts, and they were fabulous!

Dallas Voice Teacher
Dallas Singing Teacher

February Recital

Students who began lessons prior to the end of 2021 had the opportunity to perform recently and everyone did a stellar job! Our final performer was Katherine who shared one of her favorite pieces, Mozart’s Fantasia in D Minor. Katherine set a new year’s resolution on January 1, 2019 to practice one of her instruments every day (she also plays fiddle and ukulele). She hasn’t missed a day since!

Pet of the Month!

Meet Milo, our February pet of the month! Milo belongs to Tate. They just got Milo in September and he is the family’s first dog. He’s just turned one so is still very much a puppy and loves to chew anything and everything. He also likes having puppy playdates with the neighbor’s dog and annoying the family cat, Scout.

Pet of the Month

Olympic Practice Challenge

Our Olympic Practice Challenge is underway! Be sure to log your practice each day to earn your medal!

Symbol of the Olympics

Pet of the Month!

Our Pet of the Month is named Tippy! Her human, Isaac, says that she loves to play fetch and sleep. She got her name because she has white on the tip of her tail! What a cute dog!

Piano Lesson DogNotice the Musical Ladder bracelets? Good job!

Music Education

There have been so many studies that validate the importance of music study to a child’s development. Here’s another one! As reported in Psychology Today: "Students who learned to play a musical instrument in elementary and continued playing in high school not only score significantly higher but were about one academic year ahead of their non-music peers with regard to their English, mathematics and science skills," The article goes on to clarify that “these exam-based statistics were consistent across the board, regardless of socioeconomic background, gender, ethnicity or prior learning in science, math, and English.” Parents, you should be proud that you are enriching your child with a music education that will give great enjoyment, while also building their brain power and giving them a skill that they can enjoy for a lifetime!

January 2022 - A note from the Director

In the past year, Dallas Piano Academy has tripled in size and gone from two teachers to seven! We have you, our faithful students to thank for that! Many of our new students have come to us by “word of mouth” and we appreciate your recommendations! 

I love to share the story of the formation of Dallas Piano Academy. I am the daughter of a piano teacher and have taught piano myself as an independent teacher for decades! My teaching style is very nurturing and individualized, and promotes love and appreciation of music for a lifetime. Families appreciate the skills their student builds, as well as the way their children enjoy their lessons. I find that it is easy to teach well when you love your students and love your job! However, my schedule is usually full with very few openings.

That is when I decided to seek out teachers who had the same philosophy about music education. Dallas Piano Academy now has several teachers available, so students have more flexibility to continue lessons without interruption if their schedule changes. As we have grown, we also have the infrastructure to continue to offer new and exciting programs for our students to enjoy beyond what can be offered by a solo teacher. At the same time it is important to me that we continue to build a relationship with each individual student and are working toward their personal success!

One of the things I love about our studio is that the teachers are 100% invested in the success of their students, and we truly care about helping them achieve their full potential!

We still have wait lists for some days of the week. As we add a new teacher, their schedule quickly fills. We are continually interviewing new teachers, but we are VERY picky about those who teach with us. In addition to passing our musicianship criteria, anyone who teaches lessons with us must pass extensive background and security checks. Our standards have kept us from growing as fast as demand would allow, but that is OK.

I’m really excited about the new teachers who will be working with our voice and guitar students. The voice teacher has a degree in vocal performance, and has performed everything from sacred, to opera, to jazz!  She is also part of the music ministry of her church. The guitar teacher is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music with a degree in guitar performance, experience in multiple styles and a very strong theory background. 

Thank you again for your trust and patronage! We are looking forward to a great 2022 filled with lots of wonderful music!

Lisa Emmick

Kid singing lessons
Guitar lessons for children

We have two new offerings for 2022!

Voice Lessons

We have received so many requests for voice lessons in recent years, and we’ve found the perfect person who has the knowledge and warm, friendly teaching philosophy that we promote!

We have special curriculums crafted specifically for voices as young as 5 years old to develop their singing voice. Singing lessons are also great as students gain a lot of self confidence performing in front of others! It is a great instrument too – you always have your voice with you!

For our students who are interested in singing pop music, our school is proud to be the only music academy in our area licensed to offer the Singer’s Edge Program™ at no extra cost to our students! This unique program has been used by award-winning singers including The Weeknd, Drake/OVO's Majid Jordan, Jazz Cartier, Alyssa Reid, Hollerado, and more. The Singer’s Edge Program™ is great for all levels of singers from beginners to advanced!

Guitar Lessons

In the new year we’ll also be offering guitar lessons! We’ve often had requests in the past for guitar lessons – either for a sibling or to go along with a student’s piano lessons! We are currently creating a list of students who are interested, and as soon as we have enough we’ll be bringing in the teacher to start.

We looked long and hard for a guitar teacher to teach with us. We think it is important for guitar students to go beyond learning to play a few tunes – we want them to have a clear understanding of the guitar and learn to read music too.

November 2021 Newsletter

Dallas Piano Academy performs at the Dallas Arboretum.

A performance at the Dallas Arboretum, new voice lessons and upcoming opportunities to perform! 

August 2021 Newsletter

Dallas Piano Academy Award Winner

Winners of our Olympic Practice Challenge are enjoying sporting their super cool medals! 

July 2021 Newsletter

Pageant Winners

Mrs. Emmick served as a judge for the Miss Teen Texas Volunteer Pageant in July 2021. Read all about it in this month's issue, learn about the adorable Pet of the Month, a studio update, calendar dates and how to make the most of music study! 

june 2021 newsletter

TMTA Convention 2021

Summer brings travels, teacher continuing education, and lots and lots of music learning as new students join the studio! Read all about it! 

May 2021 newsletter

Class of 2021

Our May 2021 Newsletter is full of celebrations! We want to salute our awesome graduating seniors, share accomplishments of students, and also tell you about great things our teachers have been doing! 

April 2021 Newsletter

Dallas Piano Academy Wins Award

Dallas Piano Academy is an award winning studio! Plus in this newsletter issue, another informative Piano Practice FAQ gets answered! 

March 2021 Newsletter

Dallas Piano Academy offers Musical Ladder System

Our March 2021 Newsletter answers a FAQ about practicing, shares news about the Musical Ladder System®  and celebrates so many new students! 

February 2021 newsletter

Music Board Game

The February 2021 newsletter of Dallas Piano Academy is all about music history of the Classical era, including fantastic projects made by many of students! 

January 2021 Newsletter

Safe Music Schools Pledge

In this newsletter you'll find out about our pledge to be a Safe Music School and our new student incentive award program, The Musical Ladder®. You'll also learn about the latest publication feature of our studio! 

December 2020 Newsletter

Dallas Piano Academy celebrates Music History

In this newsletter you will find information about this year’s Music History Project Award Opportunity, plus 5 steps to sending out a virtual Christmas card!

October 2020 Newsletter

Creating a Practice Nest

October news includes Creating a Practice Nest, Student Spotlight, Shoutouts and Thank yous, Lesson Options

July / August 2020 Newsletter

Inside a Piano

We are excited to announce the return to "in person" lessons! YOU can choose if you'd like to return to in person lessons, continue online, or do a mix of both. Contact the student for the latest Covid procedures for in-person lessons. 

June 2020 Newsletter

Piano Keys

June news includes Wynton's Twelve Ways to Practice, Student Spotlight on Student Anniversaries, Summer Promotion

May 2020 Newsletter

Senior Piano Student Spotlight

May news includes Welcome to the Studio, Senior Spotlight, Baroque Projects


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