Music Occasions of Houston
Priscilla A. Gorner
Location: South South-West West
Teaches: Piano, Voice, Theory, Piano Composition, Composer Study and Music History
Please visit my website at www.MusicOccasionsOfHouston.com for general lesson information and teaching method.
The Music Occasions of Houston studio is located in Houston's west side . . . conveniently located near Town & Country and Memorial City Shopping Malls - Walnut Bend, Lake Side Estates, Briargrove Park, Wilchester, Nottingham Forest and Memorial Subdivisions.
Conveniently located to the following zip code areas: 77024, 77042, 77063, 77077, 77079 and 77082.
The Music Occasions of Houston studio is administered by me, Priscilla A. Gorner. The studio offers private piano, voice, music theory/ear training, music history/composer study, original composition lessons and Consultation Meetings. Children (ages 5 and over), adults, music lovers and piano players of all ages and skill levels are provided a custom tailored curriculum to meet each individual student's musical goals. The aim of the studio is to boost student creativity, to inspire and encourage musical pursuits, and to provide solid foundation of skill and knowledge which will allow students to reach their intended goals . . . and beyond.
Not only does Ms. Gorner offer private piano and voice lessons, but is also available to play the piano LIVE at your events and functions.
Ms. Gorner began teaching the piano in 1958 at age fourteen, and voice in 1963 at age nineteen. Teaching has been a joyful experience ever since. She attended Southwest Texas State University with a full music scholarship for piano and voice, finishing in 1965.
In August 1998, Ms Gorner organized and founded the Music Occasions of Houston studio. But that was not enough. As an independent teacher, and in an effort to embrace music teaching more thoroughly and enhance the musical quality and standards of her students, Ms. Gorner joined HMTA, TMTA, and MTNA in October 2003 as a Provisional Member. She is also a member of Memorial Area Piano Teachers, since 1999.
2005 - Completed the necessary requirements (exceeding minimum point requirements), approved by HMTA Executive Council and Board of Directors, thereby achieving HMTA Active Membership status.
2005 - Recipient of HMTA President's Special Recognition Award.
2016 - One piano student performance in HMTA Baroque Festival held at University of St. Thomas, Cullen Hall.
2013 - Two piano students received Superior Rating in HMTA Music Festival. Invited to play at TMTA All-Star Festival for their outstanding performance.
2008 - Piano student received Honorable Mention in HMTA (SA) Original Composition Contest for ensemble composed for violin, cello and piano.
2006 - Piano student received Superior Rating in HMTA Music Festival. Invited to play at TMTA All-Star Festival, whereby received Superior Rating.
2006 - Piano student received Honorable Mention in TMTA (SA) State Original Composition Contest for solo composed for piano.
2005 - Piano student received Superior Rating in HMTA (SA) Original Composition Contest for solo composed for piano. Advanced to TMTA (SA) State Original Composition Contest, receiving Honorable Mention for their composition.
2004 - Several piano students, performed in Memorial Piano Teachers Music Festival.
2004 - Voice student offered a position in the Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus for production of Puccini's 'Turandot'.
2002 - Four piano students participated and performed in Houston Independent School District, Piano Solo Contest. The students were judged and each won first place awards.
2002 - Several piano students, performed in Memorial Piano Teachers Music Festival.
1999 - Voice student invited to perform in professional musical variety show 'An Evening To Remember' in Brenham, Texas.
1998 - Voice student sang in Houston Alley Theater 'A Christmas Carol', Houston Grand Opera 'Carmen', and was a member of the Spring Branch Girls Choir.
STUDENT AWARDS IN TMTA (SA) THEORY TESTS:
Since my students began participating in the TMTA (SA) Theory Tests, fifty (50) students have received medal-earned scores as follows:
36 - Gold Medals
13 - Silver Medals
1 - Bronze Medal
An additional five (5) students did an outstanding job on their tests (all were medal-earned scores), taken at different grade levels other than the student's school grade. However, in order to be awarded a medal, test level and student's school grade must be the same.