Ladd Piano Studio offers private piano instruction with an emphasis on repertoire, technique, theory, ear training, sight reading, basic improvisation, and performance, as well as progression in general musicianship and ability.  My goal is to share the joy of music and the piano with my students so that they will appreciate it throughout their lives.

2016-17 Session

The 2016-17 school-year term is divided into 2 semesters.

Fall Semester

Begins August 30th and ends December 17th.

Studio Christmas Recital will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17th.

See Calendar of Events for all festivals and theory exams.

Spring Semester

Begins January 9th and ends May 26th. 

Studio Spring Recital will be held in May (date TBA).

See Calendar of Events for all festivals and theory exams.

Summer Semester

Summer session dates will be determined in May.  Typically, the session begins in early June and ends in mid August.


Vacation Schedule

There will be no lessons during the following dates & holidays:

Thanksgivingdates TBA
Christmas – dates TBA
Spring Break – dates TBA




Private lessons are available in 20, 30, 45, and 60-minute slots.  The 20-minute slots are for Little Mozarts students only.  For tuition information, please contact me at


Austin District Music Teacher’s Association (ADMTA)


Students with at least one year of lessons have the opportunity to participate in festivals (performances) and the state theory exam each year. There are nominal fees for these events. These events are usually held on Saturdays at the Music Building on the UT campus. 

See Calendar of Events for all dates of festivals and theory exams.