Meet the Teachers


Dr. Teresa Stewart | Piano Instructor

Teresa Stewart — or “Dr. T”, as she is fondly known by her students — has been teaching private piano lessons since 2004. She studied piano, voice, and flute at Texas Wesleyan University before going on to obtain a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Music.

Teresa is an expert in adapting piano curriculum to meet the needs of individual students. She routinely incorporates “off-the-bench” activities geared toward visual and kinesthetic learners, and supplements method books with familiar tunes that her students recognize and are excited to learn. Students find Teresa’s passion for music contagious; during her tenure as Music Director for Piñon Middle School (Navajo Nation), student enrollment in the music program increased by 300% in just three years.

Teresa is an experienced teacher of children as young as age 4, and has a certain flair for working with students who find it difficult to sit still for the duration of a 30-minute lesson. But she is equally comfortable with adult students, having founded and directed the Las Vegas Community Concert Band, open exclusively to musicians ages 50 and up.

In addition to teaching with Lantana Community Music, Teresa is the Director of the Trietsch Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Bells of Trietsch, and a consultant to Desert Winds of Las Vegas. She is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, the National Association for Music Education, Woman Band Director International, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, and the Society for Ethnomusicology.

Teresa possesses an eclectic range of musical tastes, including funk, jazz, hip hop, music of Northern India, and classic rock. Her favorite composer of Classical piano music is Schumann. Teresa resides in Denton, TX with her daughter Rinn.

 

Corinne

Corinne Aronhalt | Piano Instructor & Director of Lantana Community Music 

Corinne Aronhalt discovered her love for teaching early in life. By the age of 14 she had 8 private students, and she has made her living as a piano teacher ever since!  In addition to private lessons, Corinne has taught music theory, music appreciation, pre-K music classes, choir, summer workshops, and group piano classes for beginners.

Corinne specializes in turning reluctant students into enthusiastic pianists, and fanning the flame for students who are already “hooked” on piano lessons. Over the years, her student roster has included those with ADHD, gifted and talented students, individuals on the autism spectrum, preschoolers, and adults from college students to retirees.

Corinne holds a liberal arts degree in music from Texas Woman’s University, where she studied piano with Dr. Richard Shuster. She is an active member of Carrollton Music Teachers Association, and has served on their board of directors as secretary (2013-2015) and president elect (2015-present).

In her free time, Corinne enjoys drinking good coffee, trying new recipes, and visiting with friends and family. (Okay, and Netflix. Lots of Netflix.) She loves to play Classical repertoire at the piano, but her listening playlists are more likely to include Elluvium, the Beatles, Blind Pilot, Head and the Heart, or Indelible Grace. Corinne lives in Denton, Texas with her husband Paul and daughter Louise.