What makes you study music? What makes you practice daily (I hope you do) for your lesson? Is it your parents that encourage you to do it? Is it fear of your professor? Of course this is not applicable for SAMA professors, ha! Or is it watching your friends playing really well?

Growing up I had strict parents, a grumpy professor, and a competitive environment. However, nothing influenced and motivated me more than one experience that changed my life. I was 12 years old and I had studied piano already for some years. My dad took me to a piano concert where the pianist played Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu. I was astonished! It was an experience I will never forget. At that moment I decided I wanted to be a musician. I decided I wanted to have and produce that same kind of experience with my music. From that moment on, I needed no other motivation. I needed no pressure from my parents, professor, or friends. I would sit every day at the piano and practice out of self-motivation. I became in love with music.

Yes, studying music is tons of practice and dedication. I hope you practice not because someone else wants you to but because you want to. Whatever inspires you to do music, follow it! Practice, practice, and practice more because YOU love music!

Parents: take your kids to live performances – it’s a unique experience that just might influence their lives for the better!

                                                                  – Daniel Paquot, B.A., Piano Instructor
Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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