Turtle Music Studio

We teach private music lessons in the North Dallas area. This includes piano, trumpet, french horn, a

Operating as usual

10/18/2023
10/18/2023

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Why not come out to Denton and listen to the NCT Winds in our first concert of the season. It's October 22nd at 2:30pm at Denton High School.

03/04/2023

It's Lewisville ISD Solo and Ensemble Time!

02/22/2023

Come out on Thursday February 23 and listen to some great music. Plus, it's free!

02/07/2023

Dear Music Students,

Take it from someone who knows.

In 8th grade, I almost quit band. I had gotten frustrated because I was being challenged past my natural talent, and things were suddenly "hard." I did not quit, and I can't imagine how different my life would be if I had.

Now, it would be very easy for you to say "Oh, SURE Randay Standy, you became a professional composer, so of COURSE, your life would be different, but that doesn't affect ME!"

And you'd be wrong.

It wasn't just my teaching and composition career I got from band.

It was self-discipline which has made me a successful adult.

It was work ethic which has been a key to my career.

It was being willing to stick with things, even when they get hard, something that had added longevity and strength to my marriage (25 years and counting!)

It was a sense of self worth and self pride, something I desperately needed in my middle and high school years as I figured out who this Randy Standy person was supposed to be.

It was friends that always had my back.

It was mentors that always believed in me.

Music class is so much more than learning to perform notes and rhythms.

It is learning to be successful at whatever task is set before you and learning to work with and trust those around you.

I hope you'll stick with it.

I really do.

It will change your life...

..if you let it.

Peace Love and Music

05/25/2022

Join the City of Frisco, the Frisco Garden Club and Frisco VFW Post 8273 for a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29 at Frisco Commons (in front of the Veterans Memorial). The event features a traditional flag and wreath-laying ceremony, patriotic music from the Frisco Chorale and the Frisco Community Band, and participation from local scouts. The Frisco Garden Club and the local VFW post have been coordinating Memorial Day services in Frisco since 1994.

Address: 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco, TX 75034 (you can Google Frisco Commons to find directions)

05/23/2022

In May 1655, Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano, was born in Padua, Italy.

β€œI can't remember myself as having particular talent for music before the age of ten. My parents were not particularly musical; and since I was the oldest child, I had no older brother or sister to introduce me to music. We didn't even have a piano in our house.
Then one day, out of the blue, an old upright piano arrived.... I was ten years old that day when my life changed. I fell in love with the piano, and it loved me back. We've been happily married ever since.”

-Leonard Bernstein, 1949

πŸ“Έ Leonard Bernstein at the piano in 1936. Courtesy of Yale University Press

A standard piano has 88 keys. But why? 03/29/2022

Happy Piano Day!

A standard piano has 88 keys. But why? Composers began to find the piano’s four-octave range limiting. So, manufacturers designed new pianos with more keys, so that composers like Haydn and Mozart could write more ambitious music.

12/02/2021

Our composer of the month for December is Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828). He was born on January 31, 1797, in Vienna. His father was a schoolteacher, and his mother was a cook. By the age of 10 he could play the piano, organ, violin, and viola and was accepted into the Imperial Court Chapel in Vienna, all his education, board, and lodging paid for.

11/03/2021

Our composer for the month of November is Hungarian composer, pianist, and ethnomusicologost Bela Bartok (1881-1945). He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century and is regarded as one of Hungary's greatest composers.

10/13/2021

10/05/2021

Our composer of the month for October is American Aaron Copland (1900-1990).

07/11/2021

Sorry trombones, but it's not wrong. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

07/06/2021

Our composer of the month for July is American composer and pianist Scott Joplin (c. 1868 – April 1, 1917)

Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote over 100 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas (A Guest of Honor and Treemonisha). One of his first and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.

06/05/2021

How long does a harp stay in tune? About 20 minutes, or until someone opens the door.

04/25/2021

There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become an original. - Franz Joseph Haydn

04/02/2021

How do you make a trombone sound like a French horn?
Stick your hand in the bell and play all the wrong notes.

03/02/2021

How do you fix a broken tuba?

With a tuba glue.

01/31/2021

What's the difference between an oboe and an onion?
No one cries when you chop up an oboe.

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The story of Turtle Music Studio

Turtle Music began in 2001 when I was still in college working on my Bachelor's Degree in Music (yes, I did get my degree). I wanted to be able to teach music full time, but on my own terms. We aren't bound by any public/private school curriculum. Instead, the student and I will work on a musical experience tailored to their specific needs and goals. We will achieve this by experiencing music through playing, listening, musical games, as well as music history and music theory in a comfortable, caring environment.

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5250 Town And Country Boulevard Apt. 5208
Frisco, TX
75034

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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