AT YOUR SERVICE
Ann Gore, a native Houstonian, is an accomplished performer who began piano studies at the age of six. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with the renowned Dr. Lita Guerra under a Presidential Scholarship. Since then she has pursued additional studies with Malinee Peris. In addition to solo piano performance, Ms. Gore frequently performs in chamber music ensembles and has been under the tutelage of the Miro Quartet.
Ms. Gore has over 10 years of piano teaching experience and has taught students of all ages and levels in Houston, Austin, Washington, D.C., and Beijing. She currently teaches at the Awty International School and privately. As a member of the Music Teacher National Association and Houston Music Teacher Association, she offers her students the chance to participate in competitions and festivals.
In addition to piano, Ms. Gore is an accomplished violinist, having performed in numerous ensembles and orchestras. She is currently a First Violin in the Houston Civic Symphony.
While music is her first love, Ms. Gore has also pursued an interest in international affairs and Chinese language and culture. Achievements in this area include BA and MA degrees as well as Fulbright and Yale Law School research fellowships.
What I Offer
Private, one-on-one piano lessons for children and adults of all levels. Each lesson is tailored to the specific needs of each student and covers music theory, technique, and music history.
MUSIC THEORY AND EAR TRAINING
A strong music education requires a sound foundation in music theory and ear training. These are included in piano and violin lessons and can also be a supplement to students with advanced performance or composition interests.
ONLINE PIANO LESSONS
Virtual piano lessons via Zoom or FaceTime from the comfort of your home. Online lessons are as effective and engaging as in-person classes, and adding technology to the mix will allow us to explore more topics and activities than traditional lessons.
MONTHLY LESSON FEES
1 Hour Lesson per Week
$260/ 4 week month, $325/ 5 week month
45 Minute Lesson per Week
$200/ 4 week month, $250/ 5 week month
30 Minute Lesson per Week
$140/ 4 week month, $175/ 5 week month
*Please contact me for in-home lesson rates which depend on location.
Make-ups can be scheduled so long as lesson cancellation is given at least 24 hours in advance. There are no make-ups for lessons missed by students unless due to sickness, personal emergencies, and extreme weather conditions. Lessons missed by the teacher will be made up at a mutually convenient time.
BOOKS AND MATERIALS
I will select and can help order the appropriate books and materials for each student if needed! Most beginners will start with a method book that will be supplemented with classical and technical books as they progress.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEACHING?
I have over 10 years of teaching children as young as 3 and adults in all phases of life. I take pride in helping my students find the best ways to learn music and achieve their goals.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A PIANO OR KEYBOARD?
I offer free consultations to get to know each other and discuss books and other concerns. This way, you can gauge whether piano lessons are right for you or your child. I'm also happy to help select a piano or keyboard that best meets your needs!
DO YOU HOLD RECITALS?
Yes! I organize spring and winter recitals for my younger students. Additionally, I organize a summer get together at my studio if enough students are available.
For adults, I organize studio recitals where students can play for each other if they choose.
WHERE DO YOU HOLD YOUR LESSONS?
Lessons are located at my home studio near Briar Forest and Seagler Road or in your home with an additional travel fee.