Who We Are
Our Background



Claudia Fuenmayor Piano Studio was founded by a piano teacher with degrees in both Piano Pedagogy (the art of teaching piano) and Piano Performance (the art of playing the piano). She is purposeful and passionate about the art of teaching music.

She believes all students deserve the best foundation from the start of their musical journey. Students of all levels can benefit from her teaching style, even if they are not going to be professional pianists. Some of the fundamentals of the educational program include: learning proper piano technique, music theory, ear training, musicianship, artistry, improvisation, composition, and music history. Her teaching methods give students all the tools they need to become independent learners, so they can achieve their musical goals.

She teaches beginners, intermediate and advanced students with ages ranging from 4 years old and up. Her main focus is on classical music repertoire with the option of some jazz and pop music as well.

She encourages the students to participate and attend all the lessons, recitals, master classes and studio classes to keep a constant emphasis on music. Students are encouraged to practice at least six days a week, according to their level. An acoustic piano is mandatory for optimal learning. Students need to be committed to the lessons and follow the detailed instruction provided to reach their full potential and get the most out of the lessons given. Most importantly the support and involvement of the parents for non-adult students is essential to achieve quality results from her teachings. It takes the dedication of the student, parents and teacher to orchestrate the proper environment and accountability needed to achieve the next steps throughout the musical program.


Claudia Fuenmayor, BM, MM, MM
Ms. Claudia is the founder and head piano teacher for the Claudia Fuenmayor Piano Studio. Ms. Claudia has been teaching piano since 2001. 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. Under her guidance, students have won local competitions and have obtained high grades at international programs such as the prestigious Royal Conservatory and the Trinity College London.

Her credentials include two master’s degrees, one in Piano Pedagogy and one in Piano Performance. She also graduated with honors with a Bachelors in Piano Performance and a High School Diploma in Music. She obtained her degrees at Texas Christian University (TCU) with full scholarship, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Conservatorio Antonio Maria Valencia of the Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes in Cali, Colombia.

Ms. Claudia served as Graduate Teaching Assistant at TCU, where she taught in the Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program, Piano for Non Majors, College Elective students and Extended Education Piano Classes. 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.

Ms. Claudia constantly attends piano pedagogy courses, seminars, conferences, workshops and music festivals to stay up to date with the latest piano pedagogical and performance methods. She is a proud alumna from The Gorin Institute, where she has been trained in piano pedagogy by renowned pedagogue Irina Gorin. 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. She is also active as a performer, serving as a church pianist and collaborative pianist.

Her style of teaching is influenced by the best of the Russian and American methods. Her main teachers were Ms. Lucia Mora, Dr. John Solomons, Dr. Ann Gipson and Mr. Harold Martina.