When you walk into the studio, there is a certain inspiration that fills the air. Whether you are an aspiring keyboardist in a rock band, a lover of Chopin, or a Miles Davis fanatic, you will feel surrounded by the love of music.

Innovation. Creativity. Technology. These are the ideas that shaped the building of my studio & provide a foundation and groundwork for my teaching philosophies.

The Piano: My baby grand piano is always kept in tip-top condition and is regulated once a year to keep the action precise.

Music Library: From an assortment of theory & technique books to Rock Piano Methods to Jazz piano solos, I have accumulated hundreds of music textbooks, scores, references, etc over the years. I also have access to thousands of music files in .PDF format & backing tracks for rock, blues, & jazz piano.

Lesson Recordings: After every lesson, you will receive an audio recording via email. I personally send these MP3 files to my students to review throughout their practice week. There is also the option of videotaping the lesson, if the student provides a flashdrive with enough memory for 30 minutes - 1 hour of video. At the end of the lesson, I will give you back your flashdrive. Make sure to dump the file onto a hard drive so you won't run out of room.

Professional Recording: Over the years, I have gained experience as an engineer, recording many solo & band tracks. In my studio, I have ProTools 8, high-quality studio mic, and an ambient room to make recording a wonderful experience for the student & teacher. All performance pieces or any piece finished will be recorded and each student will build a repertoire of recorded pieces, just like the professionals!

20,000+ MP3 Songs!: Yes, I have a ton of songs. Whether you need a new piece to work up or a new band to listen to, my library is yours. Part of understanding how to play music is gained by listening to music. The reason you gained an interest in music is most likely because of the way a song or piece affected you emotionally.

Waiting Area: If you are a parent or student arriving early (or staying afterwards), there is a waiting room available with WiFi Internet access, reading material, and a practice keyboard to get your hands warmed up. There is also a computer workstation, listed below.

Computer Workstation: In the waiting room, there is a computer setup with a MIDI keyboard to practice ear training, learning notes/rhythms, using Finale, and other things. Training is provided by the instructor during lesson time.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • TMTA, MTNA, Vice President of MAMTA

Serviced Areas

  • Rowlett, Rockwall, Heath, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano, Dallas, Wylie, Sachse

Payment Options

  • Debit Cards, MasterCard, Money Orders, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Stephen Hughes
  City Rowlett, TX
  Zip Code 75088
  Address 8802 Deerwood Dr
  Phone Number (972) 333-3677

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Stephen Hughes


Customer Testimonials

Steve's amazing talent and attitude towards music is a true rarity...he's a very gifted musician who's adaptation to various styles is absolute brillance. With so much passion, devotion, and focus on his craft it's no wonder that he will be one of the most sought after musicians in no time.

Steve only knows how to do things one way - professionally! One of his greatest attributes is his discipline. He sets a goal and methodically acheives it. This is priceless in the music industry. Steve is also a professional performer. His execution is flawless and he demands perfection of himself on every single note. He is able to transfer the passion he has for music from his heart, through his fingers, to your ears.

From Our Website

I have dedicated the last 15+ years of my career focusing on teaching piano & music using technology. What you will find with me as your instructor is a blend of: Professionalism, Knowledge, Passion, & Dedication. I want you to be the player and musician you desire. You will have a great experience as a student in my online piano studio. The NCTM designation (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) is the highest honor a private music instructor can receive in teaching. It means that I have & maintain the highest professional standards in every aspect of my teaching.

Each week, we will meet online in the Virtual Piano Studio at a regularly scheduled weekly time. I will craft a custom curriculum based off your needs and we will focus on improving your abilities week-to-week. During each lesson, we will review items you have practiced, discuss strategies, introduce new concepts, and I will give you a plan on how to execute, based off your commitment level. Do you prefer to learn a particular song(s) and/or just want to learn an aspect of piano or theory, without the week-to-week commitment?