About Dr. Selene Morrow
Selene Morrow is a pianist, composer and music instructor with 25 years of experience. She began playing the piano at the age of four and has studied piano and music theory at prestigious schools such as the Edsberg Music Institute as well as the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

One of her notable teachers was the late piano pedagogue Hans Leygraf. She has performed in a multitude of venues around Europe, both in a soloist capacity and in collaboration with various instrumentalists and orchestras, focusing mainly on the works of 19th and 20th century composers (e.g. Liszt, Chopin, Prokofiev, Scriabin).

After a brief pause in her career, and having recently relocated to the U.S., where she’s now living permanently, Selene Morrow is now accepting piano students of any age and skill level. She offers private piano classes on a grand piano out of her home in San Antonio, Texas.

Young Student?

Laying the foundations of music theory and piano technique at an early age can be extremely beneficial. While there is no such thing as “too old” to start playing the piano, learning the basics early in your music career will make things easier for you later on. Additionally, research has shown that learning the piano can also help students hone skills that can assist them in their school work. It has also been proven that the areas of the brain responsible for mathematics and languages are expanded by the pursuit of musical studies.

Is there then such a thing as “too young”? The line must be drawn somewhere and, as a general rule, we do not accept students younger than five, due to factors such as attention span and learning capabilities. In instances of students who are mature for their age, where the parents are dedicated and able to supervise home practice sessions carefully, we can make exceptions to this rule. We have unique teaching approaches developed specifically for young students, involving child-oriented exercises and a combination of piano methods such as Suzuki and Bastien.

Late Starter?

It is never too late to start playing the piano. Myths have long existed, perpetuated through outdated methods of piano instruction, concerning the “cut-off” age where learning piano is no longer reasonable or useful. This perception has been proven false time after time by late starters who nonetheless managed to become largely successful pianists. In teaching adult beginners, we apply a combination of approaches, including the Alfred Piano Method.

Of course, what denotes a “successful pianist” can vary depending on one’s goals. Sometimes, achieving a skill level at which playing becomes a pleasurable and rewarding hobby, which is able to take one’s mind off the daily toil, is a sufficient measure of success in and of itself. It is not necessary to become a concert pianist of the highest level in order to consider piano education a worthwhile endeavor.

The therapeutic effects of piano playing have been proven in numerous studies. Be that as it may, it is certainly not impossible to reach concert-level proficiency even when taking up classes at a later age. It will take considerable dedication and effort, but it can definitely be done, and we can help you work towards that goal.

Intermediate or Advanced Student?

Have you already achieved a certain level of piano playing proficiency? Maybe you've had to change teachers recently? Or perhaps you’re self-taught and have gotten this far on your own? Regardless of the situation, we can meet your needs for qualitative piano education. Our students range from complete beginners to highly advanced students learning complex pieces by Liszt, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, so we’re able to accept students from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels.

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