Welcome to Promethean Studios | DallasMusicLessons.com
DALLAS MUSIC LESSONS, BANDS, AND CAMPS
Promethean Studios offers beginning, intermediate, advanced, and professional level lessons,
bands, and camps for all ages; kids, teens, and adults, in blues, bluegrass,
classical, country and western, folk, gospel, traditional and smooth jazz,
pop, praise & worship, R&B (rhythm & blues), classic and modern
rock, and other styles, from experienced, friendly, awesome teachers.
We offer private and group instruction in guitar, piano, voice, drums
& percussion, bass, saxophone, flute, keyboard, oboe, songwriting,
mandolin, ukulele, composition, music theory, worship leading, and worship seminars.
We also teach bands and music groups for all ages in Classic Rock, Modern
Rock, Blues, Praise & Worship, Jazz, Country, Classical (repertoire
classes), R&B, and Metal. And in the summer our teachers offer camps
for bands, jazz, guitar, voice, piano, songwriting, bass, drums, and classical
repertoire classes. Our students’ lessons are customized for their
desires and abilities, balancing consistent progress and lots of fun.
We serve the entire Dallas area, with students from Addison, Allen, Carrollton,
Farmer’s Branch, Frisco, Garland, Lewisville, McKinney, Park Cities,
Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, Wylie and their outlying communities.
We are the premier location in the Metroplex for lessons, camps, and bands,
at prices 20% less than comparable quality instruction. Lessons in studio
or live over the internet.
For more information, click the buttons to the left.
You can contact us by phone at
972-422-3362 or at
Go to the buttons on the left for information on your specific instrument
or voice and for more information about our studios. Every person pictured
on this website is either our student or one of our teachers - including
this guy below with the red hair!
Music is one of the most versatile things in the world, and as teachers
we recommend it for people of all ages, children, kids, teens, and adults.
We think it is best that a student begins on the kind of instrument or
voice that produces the music they love: blues, bluegrass, classical,
classic or modern rock, country and western, folk, gospel, jazz, pop,
R&B (rhythm and blues) or whatever.
Any kind of musician has the ability to play or sing 3 different ways,
as a background to another instrument’s melody or a voice, lead
playing or singing (where the instrument or voice has the solo over a
band’s or other instruments’ rhythm), and “complete”
pieces (where the musician is a true soloist - doing the entire piece alone).
Most of our students take private, one-on-one lessons; we also offer group
classes (when comparing studios online over the internet, be sure to clarify
whether you are talking about private or group lessons. Semi-private lessons
are group lessons). We offer consultations (one session without obligation
to continue) and coaching sessions (multiple sessions without obligation
to continue). We also offer elessons, which are online lessons conducted
through the internet. We have gift certificates for all of these musical
And twice a year we have exciting music seminars (master classes, workshops)
for all students that allow them to hear big ideas about music and their
instrument or voice. These increase their knowledge and abilities to play
or sing. In these music seminars (again, like workshops or master classes,
in-depth teaching on your instrument or voice) we might talk about improvisation,
or ear-training, or specific skills for the instrumentalist, or how to
scat or practice better – but all to give you, the performer, singer,
and player, teaching you can use right now. And they’re fun! About
35% of our students are adults and 65% are children, kids, and teens.
As teachers, we know it is essential musical coaching be enjoyable. This
is a key for all students, not just children. That’s one of the
reasons we let students pick their music within a few guidelines and why,
along with playing awesomely by note and reading music, we encourage students
to playby ear and/or improvise. We don’t want to be a stuffy academy
or music conservatory; we want our school of music to be filled with happy,
amazing performers having a blast. Whether reading music, playing and
singing by note, learning to improvise, or learning songs from their iPod,
our students steadily learn things that interest them, coached by their
instructor. We believe it’s best to allow students to sing and playtheir
favorite music, not their instructor’s.
Our teachers take your goals seriously, so, as the wise mentors they are,
they look ahead to teach you all you'll need to get to where you want
to be. It’s vital that musical educators coach each learner on how
to grow as much as possible, whether that person just wants to learn chopsticks,
goof off at home, be in a band, teach at a music conservatory, or be the
soloist in rock concerts. So, coming from Addison, Allen, Carrollton,
North Dallas, Farmer’s Branch, Frisco, Garland, Lewisville, McKinney,
Park Cities, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, Wylie or anywhere within 50 miles
of here in Texas (or worldwide over the internet online through elessons)
we are committed to your personal success.
We have guitar, piano, voice, drums & percussion, bass, saxophone,
flute, keyboard, oboe, songwriting, mandolin, ukulele, composition, music
theory, worship leading, and worship seminars teachers at Promethean Studios
for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and professional students. Our
instructors customize our teaching to the music each player loves, with
personalized instruction going on right now in bluegrass, blues, Contemporary
Christian, classic and modern rock, classical, country and western, Dixieland,
emo, folk, funk, fusion, gospel, Latin, metal, pop, praise & worship,
R&B (rhythm and blues), smooth and traditional jazz, soul, and traditional
hymn styles. Each lesson includes learning technique (to make the learner’s
fingers or voice work for them), instruction in music theory (to use the
learner’s brain to help make music easy), and half of each lesson
is devoted to the student’s songs.
While we never require anyone to perform in public, we believe performing
is one of the most important factors in producing someone who can actually
play or sing instead of someone who just takes lessons, and so we provide
two opportunities a year to be in a recital or concert. We also put bands
together with current students as well as people who don’t take
courses with us, with a coach to mentor and lead, in country and western,
jazz, metal, classic and modern rock, R&B (rhythm and blues), praise
& worship, and blues styles. Dedicated students of all styles may
also be eligible for our performance clubs, in which students perform
for their fellow learners with a master musician to critique, advise,
and mentor on improving abilities. We also encourage all our musicians
to participate in any musical competitions, concerts, contests, festivals,
improvisations, master classes, and performances we can find – BUT
we never force anyone to perform. Performing is great to improve your
skill level, but we encourage you to do it, not demand you do it.
Our goal for musicians is to allow students to play by ear and also by
note, and for them to be able to improvise if they want to (make stuff
up); to be able to read music awesomely, or just pick music out from a
CD or play and sing spontaneously with another musician just by listening.
This is a well-rounded vocalist or instrumentalist. A school of music
should enable musicians to be the soloist or play in the rhythm section,
or to just sing and play at the same time – but at our “academy”
we base everything on what you want to do and how to best get you there.
Therefore, the technique exercises musicians do in our courses fit the
kind of music they like and the way(s) they want to express themselves
as a performer.
Music theory (brain work) is one of the most misunderstood and undervalued
short cuts in the world of learning. Usually educators ignore it entirely,
treat it as a necessary nuisance, or act like it’s the entire purpose
of music. Basically it’s one of the three easy tools you can use
to make your kind of music as quickly as possible (the other two tools
are your ear [ear-training] and your fingers [technique]. And this isn’t
just for beginning students, but intermediate, advanced, and professionals as well.
Though slow starting at first, in a few months students with an understanding
of music theory will begin to surpass their peers and continue to progress
more and more over students who don’t actually comprehend what they’re
doing - and oddly enough many classical players don't really know
what they're playing, they're just sort of an animated ipod, just
reproducing what they see on the page. Knowledge actually makes even performanceby
ear or improvising easy, explaining what to do and what to listen for.
The parts of theory we commonly work on in lessons are ear-training, sight-reading,
rhythm counting, and music knowledge. Reading music is just the foundation;
we’re talking about knowing what chords are normal in each key or
cool style, the notes in a blues scale, or being able to use one scale
pattern to play in all keys and modes, etc – that is, taking a little
info and making it go a long way, for playing, singing, and improvisation.
To the student who says “teach me music", we would say this
is the best school of music in the Metroplex. Our educators have made
your success and enjoyment their goal. We are trying to cross the attitude
of a music conservatory or academy, even a university, with just jamming
with your buds or playing by ear in your room – getting better and
having fun. Coming to lessons, improvising or scatting at home, impressing
yourself and your friends, winning first chair, attending cool workshops
and music seminars, learning great songs, cutting albums - we want to
produce students who learn and enjoy, all across Texas.
For more information about classes and our teaching philosophy, click the
buttons on the left.
Promethean Studios at Dallas Music Lessons: Private, Group Lessons, Bands,
and Camps. Teachers, Instructors, and Lessons | Guitar, Voice, Piano,
Keyboard, Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Drums, Percussion, Singing &
Voice, Mandolin, Ukulele, Songwriting, Worship, Theory students | Beginning,
Intermediate, Advanced, Professional Teaching, Private and Group Lessons
in Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, Praise & Worship, Jazz, Country,
Classical, R&B, and Metal styles | Music Seminars, Music Workshops,
Master Classes, Music Clinics | elessons, SKYPE lessons, live internet
lessons | Teaching Wylie, Allen, Carrollton, University Park, Coppell,
Farmers Branch, Rowlett, Farmersville, Princeton, Frisco, Garland, Metroplex,
Highland Park, Lake Park, Prosper, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Lewisville,
Murphy, North Texas, Park Cities, Flower Mound, Richardson, Rockwall,
Dallas, Sasche, The Colony, Anna, White Rock, Plano, and Addison.