Who We Are
Arlington Piano Academy is comprised of professional teachers and proficient musicians. We like to create a positive atmosphere in our studio by making the learning process enjoyable. We are purposeful, encouraging, friendly and compassionate.
We believe all students deserve the best foundation from the start of their learning journey. Proper technique, musicianship, artistry, music theory, ear training, improvisation, composition, and music history are part of that. We want to give the students the tools so they can become independent learners and achieve their musical goals.
We teach all levels of students ages 4 and up. We can teach several kinds of repertoire, from classical to popular and jazz.
We encourage the students to participate and attend all the lessons, recitals, master classes and performance classes. Students must practice at least five (5) days a week according to their level. Memorization of the pieces for performances and exams such as MTNA programs, the Royal Conservatory or Trinity College London is encouraged.
Claudia Fuenmayor, BM, MM, MM
Ms. Fuenmayor is the founder and head piano teacher for the Arlington Piano Academy. She holds two master’s degrees, one in Piano Pedagogy, one in Piano Performance and a Bachelors in Piano Performance. She obtained her degrees at Texan Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington and the Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes of Cali-Colombia. While at TCU, she was invited to become a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society. They are dedicated to recognize and encourage the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.
She has a great deal of experience in the Dallas- Fort Worth area teaching students of all ages and levels for more than a decade. Her students have obtained high grades in the Royal Conservatory and the Trinity College London programs. Ms. Fuenmayor has been teaching since 2001 and she enjoys sharing her love for music with students of all levels.
Ms. Fuenmayor constantly attends piano master classes, seminars, conferences, workshops and music festivals to stay up to date with the latest piano pedagogical and performance methods. She is a member of The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), Arlington Music Teachers Association (AMTA) and The American Guild of Organists.
Ms. Fuenmayor has been inspired by worldwide known pianists and pedagogues such as Lucia Mora, Dr. John Solomons, Dr. Ann Gipson, Harold Martina and Irina Gorin.