About Coppell Conservatory

  Serving the community since 1998.

Liana Bramlett - Director

Liana Bramlett

About Us

 We at the Coppell Conservatory strive to provide the best possible music education for our students. We offer an excellent, experienced faculty committed to helping the student realize his or her full expressive and artistic potential through music

Our Mission is to provide a quality music education and foster a love of acoustic piano, stringed instruments, and traditional classical music in an atmosphere where students experience culture and refinement while expressing themselves to their fullest potential.

The Coppell Conservatory was founded in 1998 in response to a need in the Coppell, Texas area for quality music education. April Boukadoum, the conservatory's founder, realized this need and decided to expand her private piano studio into a full-fledged music conservatory that offers private lessons for piano and strings, as well as musicianship training for students of all ages and all levels.

Parents have praised the conservatory for its excellent teaching and how it has resulted in remarkable musical achievements by their children. While some people perceive piano recitals as a tedious test of endurance, students at the Coppell Conservatory bring an uncommon artistry and musicality to their performances, resulting in truly enjoyable musical experiences.

The Coppell Conservatory stresses music-making as an art and inspires it's students to achieve their expressive best. It is also a place where teachers can learn from each other by sharing ideas and growing as music educators, ultimately to the benefit of their students.

The goal of the Coppell Conservatory is to provide a high quality, comprehensive music education in an atmosphere where students are inspired to excel. This is the guising principle by which our conservatory operates. It expresses the commitment of the faculty and administration to a program designed to provide music education at it's finest.

For questions,such as the appropriate age to start, or the selection of a teacher, or the amount of time to practice. Frequently Asked Questions.


Piano Programs

  Students of all ages (children and adults) and all levels (beginners to advanced) may be enrolled in any of the programs we offer.
While our school year begins in mid-August, students may start at any time if they wish.

Basic Private Piano 1

The student has one 45-minute lesson per week in a one-on-one setting with a private instructor.

During the lesson, technique, artistry, music theory, musicianship, and performance techniques are covered.

Students will build repertoire towards Recital and Performance opportunities and learn to master the artistic and technical aspects of the piano.

Students ages 6 and above are recommended to enroll in this lesson.

Basic Private Piano 2

The student has one 30-minute lesson per week in a one-on-one setting with a private instructor.

During the lesson, technique, artistry, music theory, musicianship, and performance techniques are covered.

Students will build repertoire towards Recital and Performance opportunities and learn to master the artistic and technical aspects of the piano.

Students ages 4 or 5 are recommended to enroll in this lesson.

Basic Private Piano 3

The student has one 60-minute lesson per week in a one-on-one setting with a private instructor.

During the lesson, technique, artistry, music theory, musicianship, and performance techniques are covered.

Students will build repertoire towards Recital and Performance opportunities and learn to master the artistic and technical aspects of the piano.

Advanced and adult students are recommended to enroll in this lesson.

 


Developing Artist

The student has two 45-minute lessons per teaching week, one is the Private Lesson itself which lasts 45 minutes, and the other is the Musicianship Class which lasts 45 minutes.

The Private Lesson is taught one-on-one and focuses on technique and artistry.

The Musicianship Class is taught in a group of 4 to 6 students of approximately the same age and level, and focuses on theory, musicianship, rhythm, composition, music history, and music appreciation.

Master Series

The student has two lessons per teaching week, one is the Private Lesson itself which lasts 60 minutes, and the other is the Musicianship Class which lasts 45 minutes.

The Private Lesson is taught one-on-one and focuses on technique and artistry.

The Musicianship Class is taught in a group of 4 to 6 students of approximately the same age and level, and focuses on theory, musicianship, rhythm, composition, music history, and music appreciation.


Guitar Programs

  We offer three styles of guitar lessons at Coppell Conservatory: Classical, Acoustic, and Electric guitar.
Each style offers their own unique set of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. All three styles are available in all of our lesson categories.

Guitar 1

The student has one 45-minute lesson per week in a one-on-one setting with a private instructor.

We offer Classical, Acoustic, and Electric guitar opportunities for our students.
Repertoire, technique and musicanship are all covered in the weekly lesson.
Suzuki Guitar Method is taught by our Certified Suzuki instructor for young guitarists.

In addition to their regularly scheduled lessons, Guitar students have four (4) performance opportunities per year.

Guitar 2

The student has one 30-minute lesson per week in a one-on-one setting with a private instructor.

We offer Classical, Acoustic, and Electric guitar opportunities for our students.
Repertoire, technique and musicanship are all covered in the weekly lesson.
Suzuki Guitar Method is taught by our Certified Suzuki instructor for young guitarists.

In addition to their regularly scheduled lessons, Guitar students have four (4) performance opportunities per year.

Guitar 3

The student has one 60-minute lesson per week in a one-on-one setting with a private instructor.

We offer Classical, Acoustic, and Electric guitar opportunities for our students.
Repertoire, technique and musicanship are all covered in the weekly lesson.
Suzuki Guitar Method is taught by our Certified Suzuki instructor for young guitarists.

In addition to their regularly scheduled lessons, Guitar students have four (4) performance opportunities per year.


Violin/Viola Programs

  We teach all of our students to be literate in Music.
In addition to learning how to play their instrument of choice, they also learn how to read music, memorize it, and perform artistically.

Violin/Viola 1

The student has one 45-minute Private lesson per week.

Both, Technique and Musicianship, are covered during the private lesson.

In addition to their regularly scheduled lessons, Violin/Viola students have four (4) Performance Classes per year.

Violin/Viola 2

The student has one 30-minute Private lesson per week.

Both, Technique and Musicianship, are covered during the private lesson.

In addition to their regularly scheduled lessons, Violin/Viola students have four (4) Performance Classes per year.

Violin/Viola 3

The student has one 60-minute Private lesson per week.

Both, Technique and Musicianship, are covered during the private lesson.

In addition to their regularly scheduled lessons, Violin/Viola students have four (4) Performance Classes per year.


Group Programs

  For students who want to study piano in a more relaxed, group setting, we offer our group piano instruction.
This program emphasizes building keyboard skills and introduces basic musicianship in small group settings in our piano lab.

Group Piano

The student has one 60-minute Group Lesson per teaching week.
For school age children and adults.

The class has a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 students of approximately the same age.

Both, Technique and Musicianship, are covered during the session. Students are taught on keyboards; they put on headphones and do not hear one another.

The teacher works with each student separately, giving them effectively an individual lesson and enabling them to progress at their own pace.

PLK (Piano Lab for Kindergartners)

The student has one 45-minute Group Lesson per teaching week.

This class is for kindergarten students only.

The class has a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 students of approximately the same age.

Both Technique and Musicianship are covered during the session.

Students are taught on keyboards; they put on headphones and do not hear one another.

The teacher works with each student separately, giving them effectively an individual lesson and enabling them to progress at their own pace.

ECH (Early Childhood)

The student has one 45-minute Group Lesson per teaching week.

Setting with Introduction to Rythms, Melody, Piano

Usually 3-4 students and no more than 6

The program we use is designed to increase your child's curiosity about music, to develop his/her listening skills and sense of beat, and to establish his/her foundation for a strong music education

Meet The Faculty

  The Coppell Conservatory boasts a superb faculty with years of experience as teachers, performers, adjudicators, and composers.
The conservatory draws its staff from the best and brightest of top music schools and conservatories across the world.

Piano

Ms. Bramlett

 Ms. Liana Bramlett

Director, Piano
Ms. Abigail Chaplin-Kyzer

 Ms. Abigail Chaplin-Kyzer

Piano
Ms. Chew

 Ms. Lay Keng Chew

Piano
Mrs. Carla Cox

 Mrs. Carla Cox

Piano
Ms. Danielle Creider

 Ms. Danielle Creider

Piano
Mrs. Hannah Eggleston

 Mrs. Hannah Eggleston

Piano
Ms. KaYoung Lee

 Ms. KaYoung Lee

Piano
Ms. Adriana Morales

 Ms. Adriana Morales

Piano
Ms. Olga Narkhova

 Ms. Olga Narkhova

Piano
Mrs. Natasha Rubakha

 Mrs. Natasha Rubakha

Piano
Ms. April Stivener-McClendon

 Ms. April Stivener-McClendon

Piano

Guitar (Acoustic/Classical/Electric)

Mr. Combs

  Mr. Andrew Combs

Guitar
Mr. Charles Davies

  Mr. Charles Davies

Guitar
Mr. Vadim Timinsky

  Mr. Vadim Timinsky

Guitar

Violin and Viola

Ms. Jamie Chan

  Ms. Jamie Chan

Violin
Ms. Mia Detwiler

  Ms. Mia Detwiler

Violin
Ms. Violeta Fane

  Mrs. Violeta Fane

Violin
Ms. Greenfield

  Ms. Greenfield

Violin
Ms. Beth Uhimchuk

  Ms. Beth Uhimchuk

Violin


FAQ'S

  Frequently asked questions - Click questions below to open answer

Our Teaching Philosophy is to inspire our students to learn to play their instruments of choice to the best of their ability, according to each one's individual potential.
We strive to instill a love of music and of learning in general.

  • Determine the category in which to enroll your child (or yourself)
  • Complete the Registration Form and submit it with your payment to the Coppell Conservatory.
  • Call the office at 972-304-8600
Based on your vision of your child's Music Education and the goals you wish for him/her to attain, our staff will give you recommendations, and you then will be able to determine the best category for your child.

For your selection of Teacher and Day/Time, you will be provided a list of teaching times available for each teacher.
Based on the age and the personality of the child, we will suggest specific teachers for your selection.
In general, given that all of the teachers are highly qualified and experienced, parents choose on the basis of times that are most convenient for them.

Most of our Private Piano Students and a few Group Piano Students participate in Festivals and various other Contests.
While participation is not mandatory, it is encouraged.

A student may have one trial Lesson in any category.
In Group Piano, the trial lesson is free; in all other categories, lessons must be paid for prior to the lesson.

Coppell Conservatory keeps a stock of Books to provide its students as a courtesy to parents to limit trips to bookstores, car expenses related to such trips, and to save you time.
Charges for books provided to students are included in subsequent invoices.

Any number of lessons may be purchased to be used by oneself or to offer as gifts for any special occasion. We recommend a minimum of four (4) lessons for the benefit of the student.
Coppell Conservatory will provide you with an official Gift Certificate that details the category and the number of lessons. The recipient may select convenient days and times for the lessons to be redeemed, from a list of current availabilities.

No yearly contract is required. If a student wishes to withdraw, we require a 30-day notification so that the teacher may bring the process to a proper end and the student leaves on a positive note.

Parents may attend their children's Private Lessons only, but not the Group Lessons.

Parents receive Progress Reports twice a year for Private Lesson Students.

Coppell Conservatory has a limited number of Guitars available for rental. No Violins or other instruments are available.

A student may make up one missed lesson during the Fall Semester and one missed lesson during the Spring Semester. All make-up lesson are in Group.
Click here to read more about the Make-Up Policy. Additional missed lessons are not made up and are not refundable.


Testimonials

  The Coppell Conservatory has received high praise for its ability to inspire its students and create within them a true love for music.

Read what some of our parents have said about us:

We feel so very blessed to have Peyton in such a wonderful school with such warm and caring teachers and staff!!! 

Allison


I just wanted to let you know how much my son Chris and I enjoyed the concert! The technical skill (especially those guitars) and passion of the performers were just amazing. The piano, violin, and cello trio was incredible. It was just a treat.
thank you again for the time and talent of you and your students/staff. It is people like you who truly make a community.  
Karen Reed


We are so excited about Aaron making Regional Orchestra and their concert this weekend. Thanks...for your efforts in getting good teachers. 


I just wanted to relay to you how complimentary Lindsey's new piano teacher has been of her training. She has been very impressed with Lindsey's piano foundation. We owe it all to the Coppell Conservatory. 


Thank you so much. We love your place and we can tell that you both love all of the children. We're blessed that we found you. 


My family and I attended our very first recital on May 13, 2006. We were very impressed with all the children and young adults that participated. Their performances were all above excellent! This of course is due to great instruction! We are excited and looking forward to next year's recital. We've seen much improvement in our daughters' playing of the piano.
Thank you  
Ms. Chew.



Calendar of Events

  2014-2015 School Calendar.


Coppell Conservatory 2014-2015 Calendar

Questions about our school year?  View Calendar Here.

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CMTA Events

  Upcoming Events for the Coppell Conservatory and the Carrollton Music Teachers Association (CMTA).



Performance Classes

  Coppell Conservatory offers its Private Piano students a unique and distinct advantage by providing them Performance Classes.

Students are taught the etiquette of performance, all of the "do's and don'ts" they need to know while playing.
A Performance Class is the venue where students develop the self-confidence they need while playing in front of a single judge or to an audience of 200 people. Attendance is required for students who wish to be invited to the year-end Honors Recitals



Recitals

  Information about the upcoming Coppell Conservatory recitals.
 All of the recitals are held in the Coppell Conservatory Recital Hall.


Boom! Camp


Boom! Camp - Benefits of our motions

A fun whole body and whole brain music experience that not only reinforces music concepts learned in lessons but allows the student to work in a stress-free, group environment that enhances confidence, creativity, listening skills, balance, coordination, agility, dexterity and concentration.
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Piano Camp


Piano Camp - Introduction to Piano Lessons!

Our week long camp focuses on introductory piano skills, including rhythm, note reading, hand placement, music theory and musicianship. Experience the piano in a fun, focused environment. Students will be grouped based on age. End the camp with a fun Piano Party to show off our skills to family and friends.
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Piano Keyboard Ensemble Camp


Piano Keyboard Ensemble Camp

Students focus on ensemble music for the piano in a group setting. This camp will consist of ensemble work, theory, and performance skills for ensemble playing. The ensembles will present a joint recital at the end of the summer session.
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Rock Band Camp


Rock Band Camp

Students learn how to play together in a Rock Band setting, utilizing their sight-reading, listening, and general ensemble skills, while studying Pop Culture music from the 50's to the present. We will have awesome jam sessions and concerts to end the summer session!
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Enrollment

  Please use the enrollment form below to enroll your child. Our Staff is available to answer any questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to call us at 972-304-8600. The administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m..

Please Read The Coppell Conservatory Enrollment Agreement.

Please fill out enrollment information below:

Class Option:
Student
Student Name Birth Date

Phone Numbers
Home Phone Cell Phone Work Phone Alternate Phone

School
Name Of School Current Grade in School Music Teachers Name

(For piano students) I have a:  Piano    Keyboard(Full Size)    None  

Home Information
Parents Name 1: Parents Name 2:
Address 1: Address 2:
City/Zip 1: City/Zip 2:
Email 1: Email 2:

Why?

The following individuals (other than parents) are allowed to pick up my child/children from The Coppell Conservatory.
These persons may be asked for identification.
Name 1: Name 2:




Policies and Fees

  Please view information below about our policies and fees below. Our staff is always available to answer any questions you might have.
Any questions, please call the office at 972-304-8600 and we will be happy to answer any questions.



 Policies and fees for School Year 2014-2015

CATEGORIES
(click on the category name to view details)
Duration per Session
Once per Teaching Week*
Monthly Tuition
Lesson Musicianship 10-month option
(for students starting in August only)
12-month option
(for students starting during school year)

P
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DEVELOPING ARTIST One 45-minute private One 45-minute group $246 $216
BASIC PRIVATE PIANO One 45-minute private none $223 $196
One 30-minute Private
(for 3 to 6 year-old)
none
$160
$140
One 60-minute Private
none
$283
$248
MASTER SERIES One 60-minute private One 45-minute group $307 $269
GROUP PIANO One 60-minute group none $133 $117
One 45-minute group
(for grade K only)
none $104 $91


S
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R
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GUITAR One 45-minute private optional $184 $161
One 30-minute private optional $131 $115
One 60-minute private optional $233 $202
VIOLIN; VIOLA One 45-minute private optional $184 $161
One 30-minute private optional $131 $115
One 60-minute private optional $233 $202

 TEACHING WEEKS: There are 42 teaching weeks in the 12-month school year; some months have 5 teaching weeks, others will have 4  or 3 teaching  weeks, as indicated in the school year calendar.   The tuition amount is constant and remains the same, regardless of the number of teaching weeks in a given month.

 REGISTRATION: A nonrefundable yearly Registration Fee of $40 is due at time of enrollment.

 TUITION: The value of the 42 teaching weeks tuition is divided into an equal number of installments, invoiced monthly. Although the number of lessons varies from month to month, the monthly tuition remains unchanged.  All payments are due on the 1st of the month.  You will receive a monthly statement itemizing any additional fees for music, materials, festivals, contests, etc.  Payments may be made by check or in cash; credit cards are not accepted.

Please do not send payment checks with students to lessons. Instead, mail or deliver in person to our office, and make checks payable to The Coppell Conservatory.

 LATE PAYMENT: All invoices are due on the 1st of each month. A fee of $35.00 will be assessed for payments not received by the 7th of the month.  In addition, if payment is not received by the second lesson of the month, the student will not receive that lesson and will be asked to wait in the lobby for the parent or the caretaker.  The student's lessons will be discontinued until the full payment has been received.

 SCHEDULE: The Coppell Conservatory calendar year runs from the 3rd week of August through the first week of August of the subsequent year and consists of 42 teaching weeks.  If additions or revisions are made to the schedule during the year, they will be prominently displayed on bulletin boards or on the Coppell Conservatory website, and/or additional handouts and mailings will be made.

 MISSED LESSONS: Please, inform the Conservatory of anticipated missed sessions.

 MAKE-UP LESSONS: Lessons are scheduled regularly for the student’s best interest; missing them is to be avoided.  To ensure progress, consistent attendance (along with daily practice) is essential.

 ONE GROUP make-up lesson per Fall semester and one per Spring semester will be permitted (none in the Summer Semester).  All make-up lessons are scheduled by the Office only, based strictly on space availability.  Requests will not be accepted by the teachers.  If a make-up lesson is not immediately available, the student will be placed on the Make-Up Wait List, and will be offered a make-up lesson upon availability, on a first-come, first-served basis.  It is Coppell Conservatory's firm policy that no additional make-up lessons will be given, and missed make-up lessons are considered taken and are not refundable.  Make-up lessons have no financial value and may not be used to reduce future month’s tuition payments.

 INSTRUMENTS and METRONOMES: Please keep your piano, keyboard, or other instruments in good playing condition. Each student is expected to have a working metronome and to use it as the teacher requests.

 WITHDRAWAL: Registration is for the entire school year. If a student must withdraw before the end of any on-going school year, a 30-DAY NOTICE IS REQUIRED. If a 30-day notice is not provided, the student is still responsible for the tuition to cover the 30-day period. Students who withdraw during the term and wish to re-enroll will be placed on the Conservatory waiting list.

Under certain conditions a student may be asked to discontinue music study at the Conservatory.  Those conditions include but are not limited to the following:
1) nonpayment of tuition,
2) excessive absenteeism or tardiness,
3) non participation in required events,
4) continued non-preparation of assignments,
5) consistent disruptive and/or inappropriate behavior. Parents will be advised, and the student will be placed on probation for 30 days. If at the end of that period the condition persists, lessons will be discontinued.

 STAFF: As in Public Schools where students change teachers yearly with enthusiasm and anticipation, Coppell Conservatory students may, at times, be assigned to new teachers as our staff changes. Such changes have always been positive and offer students new learning perspectives.

Due to unexpected circumstances a teacher may need to be absent. The Coppell Conservatory will provide a highly qualified and experienced substitute who will ensure the proper continuity of students' classes.  Coppell Conservatory staff are legally not permitted to teach outside the Conservatory any present or former students of the Conservatory. Soliciting/seeking private instruction from Coppell Conservatory teachers is strictly prohibited.

 PARENT VISITATION and CONFERENCES: Parents are welcome to observe the private lessons. Time is set aside each year for parents to visit with the staff on their children's progress. Teachers will notify parents of the specific dates and times.

 WAITING ROOM: The waiting area is provided as a courtesy to the students, and it is expected that everyone wait quietly and not disturb ongoing lessons. Please drop off students no more than five minutes before the scheduled lesson time, and pick them up promptly. Food, drinks, and roughhousing are not permitted in the waiting room or in the studios.

 AGREEMENT: When you register for lessons, you will be asked to sign a document stating that you have read and that you agree to abide by the policies of The Coppell Conservatory as outlined above. This document will remain in effect as long as the student is enrolled at the Conservatory.

 FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information about The Coppell Conservatory staff, programs, and availability of lesson times, please call 972-304-8600 or send a fax to 972-304-6223, or e-mail us at admin@coppellconservatory.com




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 Our staff is available to answer any questions you might have about the Coppell Conservatory and about the services it offers.
The administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Classes and lessons are available through 9:00 pm weekdays and through 4:00 pm on Saturdays)

Contact Info

Coppell Conservatory
600 E Sandy Lake Road Suite# 124
Coppell, TX 75019

 Phone: (972) 304-8600
 Fax: (972) 304-6223