Piano
Ages 5 (mature) to 18, Beginner to Intermediate

Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Texas State University

Teaching Philosophy

Music education holds a valuable place throughout our lives. Music has the power to provide fun, creative, and fulfilling learning experiences at every stage and season in life. I am privileged to have the opportunity to help grow and nurture a child’s interest and enthusiasm for music.

With each piano lesson, my main focus is teaching basic fundamentals that are essential for creating and setting a strong and solid music foundation. As a private piano instructor, I utilize student’s unique personality and learning style to personalize their piano lessons as they grow and develop in music. They learn to apply their knowledge of fundamentals, building confidence as they move forward to a new level. Ultimately, my hope is that each student’s time at the piano will provide a positive experience for a  lifetime of learning and enjoyment.

Biography

Edna Salinas has over 25 years of piano teaching experience in San Antonio and the surrounding area.

She began her piano studies early at the age of 5 in Eagle Pass,Texas. She attended Texas State University and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy studying under the instruction of Dr. Timothy Woolsey.  While working on her degree, she commuted to children day cares in the cities of Kyle and Buda and taught group piano lessons. She also taught privately in the Lockhart and Georgetown. Prior to MACSA, Edna taught piano for ten years at Brook Hollow Academy of Music.

She is an active member of the San Antonio Music Teachers Association (SAMTA), Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). She has also successfully prepared students for competitive participation in Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) events and University Interscholastic Convention (UIL). Through the years, many of her students have participated and been awarded for music theory, music history, composition, and in non-competitive and competitive performances.

Edna has continued to teach private piano at MACSA for 12 years. Her piano lessons focus on students of varying ages from beginner to intermediate levels.When not focusing her time to the art of piano teaching, Edna dedicates herself as a wife and mother. She enjoys home schooling her children and family time. Edna resides in North Central San Antonio with her husband Roger and their four children.