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SPRING 2018 NEW CLASSES
MEET EDELIR GARZA
Looking back at where it all started, it seems like I was taken by the hand and led down a path of great fulfillment and passion. I first fell in love with making music as I learned to play the piano. I later fell in love with how I was able to teach others to the make music. I have currently fallen in love with the opportunity to encourage younger teachers through my experiences and learned lessons.
My musical journey began at age eight. I remember listening to songs and their was this one sound that would stand out above all. It wasn’t until my father helped me pinpoint what it was that I discovered it was the piano. Soon after I ran across an ad in the newspaper for piano lessons and I asked dad if he could sign me up. Of course, I had not idea the kind of request this was for a single-incomed family of five. Nonetheless, dad took me to sign up for piano lessons and making music quickly became my passion, joy & refuge.
Private Piano Lessons
Private instruction is based on traditional classical technique and literature that has been the….
Private Guitar Lessons
How can I know what chords this song uses? I wish I could learn the lead part of that song…what pedals should I…
Private Voice Lessons
Personalized & tailored to the individual, private voice lessons offer the students a fun and engaging learning…
Private Violin Lessons
Whether you are a beginner or an experience player wanting to perfect your skill, we can help you reach that goal!
Pre-K Piano Classes
Your child will enjoy learning from a nationally recognized piano method that has been speciﬁcally designed for ages 4-6.
Students are introduced to the basics piano in a fun environment making use of relevant music that keeps them motivated!
Students will learn to read music & use chords as they learn the basics of piano with music that has already been “cool-approved.”
Adult Piano Program
Did you know that the adult learner is the largest group of beginning and actively participating piano students in the country?
Kid’s Orchestra Program
Our Kid’s Orchestra Program will be giving students as young as 7yr old the experience of playing in an orchestra setting.
Our Musical Journal
The Journey to music and with music for me has been a roller coaster of ups and downs but I have always cherished it being in my life.
When I was about 9 I wandered into the closet of my dads storage room outside our house and behold, I found junk, and a lot of it. I was just about to leave once I found a random thing to play with when under a huge box was a little beat up piano missing 3 or 4 keys. To be honest I did not think it was going to work, and well, it didn’t. I took it form there regardless and brought it to my room secretly trying to get it to work. 3 hours, 12 batteries, a hammer, a screwdriver and a tape of Scooby-doo later and Presto, I had a working electric piano.
I would play this thing twenty- four seven. It was something so new and awesome to me seeing as how the only music I really knew was choir music from school and the recorder (which I loathed). The piano was different though it was mine and I loved it.
My musical Journey has been exactly that “A Journey.” Growing up, I don’t remember there ever being a moment where there was an absence of music in my house or anywhere I would go. You see I grew up in a family who had a natural ear for music in fact, my dad and most of my aunts and uncles had their own conjunto bands or played and sang with mariachi groups even before I was born. Although I did belong to a family where music was the center of their lives, I didn’t personally fall in love with it until I was about 7 years old. I remember my Dad was playing the guitar and singing that day and I was so captivated by the one thing that still has me captivated today, the voice. My Dad must have seen the expression on my face because He immediately called me over, handed me the microphone and said, “Do you want to help me sing?” I remember that day singing my little heart out in front of a crowd I barley even knew. After that occasion it was virtually impossible to keep me quite to the point where I would make up my own lyrics and sing at the top of my lungs.
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
"MLA has taken the time to get to know my son, and provides instruction tailored to him. This attention has made a great difference in my son's attitude toward piano, and school in general."
Mary Valencia, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
"Pertaining to my child's piano lessons. Musical Living Academy does a great job to work on strengths, and finds/suggests creative ways to work on weaknesses. I recommend Musical Living Academy to my family and friends."
Dr. Celina Vasquez,, Family Vision Care
"I have older children, two teenage boys and a preteen daughter, who after several years of piano were losing heart. So I decided to enroll them in Musical Living Academy and their interest and motivation for learning and practicing increased! Thanks to Edelir, and his passion for music and wanting to serve and help his students succeed is very apparent and refreshing to see and be a part of! I have reccomended Musical Living Academy to several people and will continue to do so!"
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