Register for 2017-2018 private lessons at Hill Country Christian School!

To help us match you up with the correct teacher and schedule, please fill out the following registration.  If you would like to keep the same music teacher from last year, please indicate that in the registration.

Lesson schedules will be confirmed before school starts in August.

All lessons will be held on-site at Hill Country Christian School

Tuition may be paid in full for the school year, or split into 8 equal payments.

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Before SchoolDuring Recess one day a week (K-5th grade)During Homeroom (6th-12 grade)After School

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one payment of $1,000 for the school year8 payments of $130 each

By checking this box I acknowledge that I have read and agree with the Hill Country Conservatory policies established by Velocity Music Academy, LLC.

By checking this box, I understand that I am responsible for tuition for the entire school year, even if my child decides to drop from lessons.

Tuition

  • Tuition for 30 minute lessons:  $130 per month, paid by auto credit card draft from September-April (8 equal monthly payments).  (Classes are $90 per month.)
  • If paid in full, tuition is $1,000 for the school year ($700 for our classes).
  • Tuition is currently based on 28 private lessons and 2 recitals.  Lessons will take place from September-April (early May for Monday lessons).
  • Recital participation included in tuition.

Hill Country Music Conservatory Policies

  • Tuition must be paid in full by the 1st of the month.  Tuition is divided up into 8 equal payments, due on the first of the months from September-April.
  • No refunds will be given if lessons are missed.  Full yearly tuition is due even if a child drops from lessons.
  • Monthly tuition is the same regardless of the number of lessons per month.
  • A late fee of $25 will be added to invoices that are not paid in full by the 1st lesson of the month.
  • Each student may receive 1 make up lesson per semester for illness or conflicting school activities.  You must notify either your private teacher or Velocity Music Academy the day before the lesson to receive your make-up credit.
  • No make-ups will be given if your child forgets their lesson, and/or does not show up without a previous day’s notice.
  • Enrollment is for the entire school year.  If your child is struggling with lessons, please let us know so that we can come up with ways to keep him/her engaged in the important process of music education.
  • Practice and assignment sheets will go home with your child weekly.  Please read through these assignment sheets with your child so that you are aware of their practice time at home.
Dr. Kathy Rabago

Dr. Kathy Rabago

Piano

Dr. Kathy Rabago founded Velocity Music Academy in 2010 as a way to spread her love of teaching to the Cedar Park and Austin area. She has 20 years of teaching experience in both the private area and at the University level. She holds 3 degrees in music, including a doctorate in musical arts from UT-Austin. Along with directing and teaching at Velocity, Kathy also teaches music at St. Edward’s University and is raising two young musicians of her own.

More about Kathy

Dr. Kathy Rabago holds three degrees in piano: BM in Piano Performance from Trinity University, MM in Piano Performance from Southern Methodist University, and DMA in Music Education Piano Pedagogy from the University of Texas at Austin. She also has additional training from the Aspen Music School, and has studied music in Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Rabago has always been an active forerunner in the field of technology and music. Since she already held a minor in German, she was able to take multi-media computer design classes in lieu of her foreign language requirements while working on her doctorate in music. Dr. Rabago was the first pedagogue to write an online database for music selection in 2003, making her dissertation available for anyone through the internet. She has also worked for an internet music company from Dallas, creating and recording instructional DVDs for piano instruction. She has written articles about research in technology for Roland U.S., and had presented lectures on technology and music at the Association for Technology in Music Instruction National Convention, and at Music Teacher’s National Conventions. She utilizes web instruction in her lessons, and creates audio recordings of student performances through various programs for every student. Her iPad is at home on her grand piano, assisting students with music theory and recordings! An active web developer, Dr Rabago is the web designer and developer for this website and several others. She is currently writing an app for music theory instruction for the iPad, and also developing tools for piano teachers to create their own websites.

Dr. Rabago has worked at the University level, teaching music theory and piano at Trinity University and St. Edward‘s University. She has also worked in arts administration through the National Symphony Orchestra’s Education Department at the J.F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and in the field of multimedia musical instruction. Currently she is an adjunct professor of music at St. Edward’s University, and teaches piano and administers the music program at Velocity Music Academy. She is also in demand as an organist, an adjudicator, and a lecture/author at national music conventions. Most importantly, she is mother to two beautiful children who share her love of music.

Sandra Burnaman

Sandra Burnaman

piano and voice

Sandra Burnaman, a native of Singapore, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Singapore Bible College and earned a Master of Music Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

More about Sandra

She was piano instructor in the Fine Arts Academy at First Baptist Church of Keller, Texas, from 2001-2007 and was on the music faculty at Regents School of Austin from 2007-2009, where she taught piano and kindergarten music. She also taught piano in the Performing Arts Center at Great Hills Baptist Church from 2007-2014.

In addition to piano teaching, Mrs. Burnaman has had much experience in the field of church music, serving as pianist and in children’s choir ministries at Grace Baptist Church of Singapore, MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church in Irving, Texas, and Hillcrest Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. She and her husband, Stephen, also a pianist and music educator, are currently members of Hyde Park Baptist Church here in Austin. Their son, Seth, attends Hill Country Christian School.

Mary Adams

Mary Adams

Piano, mary4music@gmail.com

My name is Mary Adams and I am excited to come back to teach piano to HCCSA students. I have been teaching piano at HCCSA conservatory for the last 5 years.

More about Mary A.

I’m married to a great supportive husband and we have a son who is 16 years old. Alan has been home schooled all his life. I graduated in piano from “Sao Paulo Music Conservatory” in Brazil where I was born. Following my graduation  I received an one year scholarship to study in Japan in l989 at Sapporo – Hokkaido.

I have been teaching piano for the last 15 years at my home studio in north Leander. I have around 30 students during the week.

I taught music for an umbrella program to homeschoolers kinder to 6th grader at Summit Christian Academy from 2004 to 2006. I was a director and a music teacher of Grace Harbor Learning LLC for homeschooler from 2007 to 2011. Nowadays, I continue teaching music to homeschoolers at The Rock Enrichment Academy.

I am a member of Music Teachers National Association; Texas Music Teacher Association and Austin District Music Teacher Association. I am music theory chairman and ensemble conductor at Bluebonnet Music Teacher Association.

Music and piano have added such richness in my life and I have a desire to teach others about it so that they may be as blessed as I am. I appreciate all these years of teaching because of the relationships made with students and also the joy of seeing students learning how to play piano and understand the intrinsic value of Music.

I pray that your children will enjoy piano; but I pray most of all that they will understand music to be a gift from God. Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to teach them.

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and praise him with music and song!” Psalm 95:2

Mary Lee

Mary Lee

piano, mlee72@gmail.com

Mrs. Mary Lee has been teaching piano in the Conservatory for 7 years. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, and the Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association.

More about Mary

Mrs. Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was 14 years old. She started playing piano at age seven and began teaching piano at age 18. During her school years, she won several Piano Solo Contests and music theory festivals, and ultimately received a degree in Piano from the University of Massachusetts. Mrs. Lee has served as a piano accompanist for churches, school orchestras & choirs.

She also teaches piano lessons in her home. Mrs. Lee lives in Cedar Park, TX, with her husband and 2 loving children, who are both currently studying piano, and attends Hill Country Bible Church Northwest. Her son is a 7th grader here at Hill Country Christian School.

Penny Ping

Penny Ping

Violin

Penny Ping is originally from Shanghai, China and attended East China Normal University where she earned a Bachelors of Music degree. While studying in university, she traveled to multiple countries, while performing with the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra. Afterwards, she decided to further her studies at the University of Texas-Austin and, under the care of Sandy Yamamoto, she received a Masters of Music degree in Violin Performance. Penny has over five years of experience in teaching students and now is a registered Suzuki teacher.

More about Mary

Mrs. Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was 14 years old. She started playing piano at age seven and began teaching piano at age 18. During her school years, she won several Piano Solo Contests and music theory festivals, and ultimately received a degree in Piano from the University of Massachusetts. Mrs. Lee has served as a piano accompanist for churches, school orchestras & choirs.

She also teaches piano lessons in her home. Mrs. Lee lives in Cedar Park, TX, with her husband and 2 loving children, who are both currently studying piano, and attends Hill Country Bible Church Northwest. Her son is a 7th grader here at Hill Country Christian School.