Are we in fair oaks and comfort?

How far are we from Fair Oaks and Comfort?

I am often asked this question by many prospective students.....We don't live in Boerne!  It is still convenient to take lessons at Boerne Music Academy?  The answer is yes.

My location in Boerne is only 20 minutes from Comfort. Depending on where you live in Fair Oaks,  Boerne music academy can be as little as 15 minutes.  If your kids go to Boerne ISD and come to lessons after, then it is even less.

So, don't be hesitant to text us at 210-259-1236 for piano, voice, music, guitar, or violin lessons in Boerne, Fair Oaks, or Comfort.


Can learning music prevent learning disabilities?

Autism, ADHD, PDNOS, dyslexia…..the list goes on and on and on. It seems like every time we turn around there is some “expert” telling us that something else is “wrong” with all of our kids. In the U.S. today millions of kids are in counseling, therapy and even on drugs for all sorts of problems now deemed “mental health conditions.”

Not surprisingly, this is very controversial. While some claim that these conditions need to be addressed with professional help, others contend that they are vastly overdiagnosed. Some parents, for example, praise ADHD drugs for their children, while others claim that it turns their kids into “ritalin zombies.” Critics contend that the broadening symptoms of mental health disorders are simply turning childhood into a mental illness. On the other hand, supporters argue that these therapies are necessary for mental development. As the debate rages, I can’t help but ask….what role can music education play?

  • Music helps our focus. Anyone who has studied music for any length of time attests to the tremendous focus it requires. A pianist needs to think about hand position, right hand/left hand coordination, notes, phrasing, and many other things all at once. Drummers often play multiple complex rhythms at the same time. A singer must balance breath intensity as well as focus on the shape of a vowel. It is no surprise that musicians are so naturally focused and often succeed at many complex tasks.
  • Music alleviates “screen addiction.” We’ve all seen it when we go out in public. A child is buried in their iphone or tablet and never looks up at all. What are they doing when they are lost in electronics? For a few seconds, a child is playing a game. Then, they quickly check their social media. Immediately afterward, they might post a comment. Then, back to the game. These rapid shifts in attention can go on for hours and hours. Is it any wonder that our children can no longer focus? Should we be surprised when they have no social skills? Spending time on a musical instrument forces a child to focus on perfecting one thing at a time. Often, students tell me that a practice session helps them feel refreshed and renewed.
  • Music teaches us the value of repetition. In order to learn to play well, you simply need to do things over and over again. There really is no getting around this. Neurologists claim that thinking patterns are developed through greater repetitions (the same is true of lifting weights and the body). While students may claim that practice is boring, it is actually teaching them to learn by doing.

Are you worried about your child’s mental health? Do you want to help your child overcome learning disabilities? Does your child’s screen time bother you? Contact us and start your musical learning journey today!

Text “music” to 210-259-1236.


New violin teacher coming!

Are you interested in violin, cello, bass, or viola lessons in the coming year for your child? On Sundays in September, we will start lessons with a new strings teacher named Susana Espinosa. Mrs. Espinosa is former teacher in NISD (string and orchestra specialist). String teachers are very hard to find in the Boerne and fair oaks area, so this will be a great addition to our teaching staff. Also, Mrs. Espinosa can teach basic piano lessons as well.

If your child is interested in these lessons, then please text “strings” to 210-259-1236 to get started today!

computer coding

Computer Lessons Coming!

Are you interested in computer coding lessons in Boerne? Do you want your child to learn the basics of writing code at a young age? Then you can get started with computer coding lessons today. Located in downtown Boerne, our music academy also offers computer instruction for kids age 9 and up as well as adults. Our instructor, Cayce Dunham, holds a degree in math and computer science. Your child will learn one on one with her. Weekly assignments are given at the end of each lesson. Why not get your child started today. Call or text (just send the word “computer”) to 210-259-1236 today!