Piano Lessons

A 30 minute-1 Hour/week private lesson
(Based on age & level) Method: “Suzuki” & “Kodaly”

Limited Enrollment: Call for availability at The DCU Office

ANNUAL PROGRAM: September-May

SUMMER PROGRAM: June-August

Classes run throughout the year in 3 semesters: Fall Semester and Winter/Spring Semester (Annual Program) and Summer Semester (Summer Program).

Fall Semester starts after Labor Day (September-December); Winter/Spring Semester starts after New Years (Jan-May); Summer Semester starts June 1st (June-August)

Classes are held “Upstairs” in the “UPAP Center for the Arts”
119 North Main Street, 2nd Floor (Street-side Entrance in the front)
 

CLASS TIMES: Please check with The DCU Front Office for available class times
 

Fees: Annual Registration Fee for Piano/Voice only        $15/child  

            This fee is due upon registration and is non-refundable

 

Annual Tuition: VOICE or PIANO            $810 Annual       $90 Installment (9 total)

                          VOICE and PIANO        $1575 Annual     $175 Installment (9 total)

·      $5 Discount/Month if in both

Installments are due ON or BEFORE the FIRST DAY of the month from September-April

 

Installments must be received by the FIRST of every month

 

$15.00 LATE FEE for all payments received after the first of the month.

DCU Clients that have a child registered in Dance, Gymnastics or Theater classes receive an additional $5 discount per Installment for Piano or Voice.

 

 (NO additional discount if taking both piano and voice). The UPAP Registration Fee is $15/child

 

RECITALS: Held bi-annually as a student is ready; December and May.

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

 

   Carl R. Kirst

 

  • Born in San Antonio, TX

  • Began Private Piano Lessons at age 8

  • Joined school choir in 6th grade

  • Joined high school band in 11th grade; played tuba (Sousaphone) and baritone

  • Church Musician 1967 – Present

    • St. Margaret Mary’s & St. Catherine’s Catholic Churches – San Antonio (1967 – 1988)

    • Holy Family Catholic Church – Victoria (1989 – July, 2014)

    • Our Lady of Victory Cathedral – Victoria (July, 2014 – Present)  Director of Music Ministry; Director of Adult Choir & Televised Sunday Mass

  • Majored in Music Education; Bachelor of Music Education, [Southwest] Texas State University (1975) – Major: Piano; Minor: Voice

 

  • Graduate Degree, Master of Science in Education Administration from Texas [A&I] A&M, Kingsville (1986)

 

  • Teach Private Piano Lessons –

    • San Antonio Academy of Music 1975-1984

    • October, 2010 – Present in Lockhart, Texas

 

  • Piano Accompanist for Instrumental & Vocal Soloists at U.I.L. Competitions, Recitals, and other contest and performance venues – 1968 to Present

 

  • Public School Transportation

    • Northside ISD 1978-1988: Driver, Mechanic, Station Manager, Assistant Director

    • Victoria ISD 1988 – 2004: Director of Transportation

    • Eanes ISD [Austin] 2004 – 2008: Director of Transportation

 

  • Retired: August, 2008

    • Driving Charter Coach – September, 2008 to Present

    • Teaching Private Piano Lessons – October, 2010 to the Present

 

  • Eight Music-Oriented Trips Abroad to Europe and The Holy Land

 

  • Married 1984

    • Wife, Melinda

    • Daughters,

      • Stephanie

      • Andrea

 

  • Community Music Involvement – Gaslight Baker Theatre, Lockhart, TX  (Live Piano Accompaniment)

    • “It’s a Wonderful Life” (December, 2011)

    • Vaudeville 2011

    • Divas 2012

    • Vaudeville 2012

    • “Nunsense” (August & September, 2013)

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OTHER SERVICES

 

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Violin Lessons


Voice Lessons


Guitar Lessons

 

CONTACT

119 North Main Street 
Lockhart, TX 78644-2119 
(512) 398-9006

dcuoffice@att.net

 

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