Ms. Kessis offers private and group piano lessons to students age 5 and above. She strives to provide students with a comprehensive musical background in reading, rhythm, theory, and technique. She specializes in classical music and seeks to expand its reach to students of today, while also relying equally on popular tunes, jazz standards, improvised songs, and even video game themes.
Her students have participated in judged events for the Texas Music Teachers Association and in examinations for the Royal Conservatory of Music program. Her studio hosts group performance classes each term, and students regularly perform in creative area recitals and showcases at such venues as Steinway Hall in Plano, the Gallery 8680, and Collora Piano in Dallas.
Her ten-plus years of experience as a piano instructor has allowed her to work extensively with students of all ages and abilities, including those with dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and limited mobility. Just like the famed piano pedagogue Frances Clark, she “meets each student where they are."
She is currently researching the rise of young professional music teachers and their importance in the ever-expanding musical workforce. She will be presenting an accelerated learning talk at the upcoming Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) conference in March of 2019, titled The Millennial Music Teacher: What Sets Young Professionals Apart and What We Can Learn From Them.
Ms. Kessis is a teaching artist at the Centre for Musical Minds in Frisco, Texas. All studio policies are in adherence with the guidelines of the Centre.