Piano Lessons

Shalon Lester

Master Instructor

Shalon started her professional music career in Taiwan where she was an instructor of classical and pop piano methods at Hsin-Kuo University of Management, To-Tzu Music House, Luyuti Music House, and Yaio Music House.

Shalon then moved to Oklahoma City where she received both her Bachelors and Masters Degree in piano performance from OCU while under the instruction of Amy I-Lin Cheng and Sergio Monteiro. Shalon was one of the top performers at the OSI Performance Management International competition in Tulsa and also at the Ladies Music Club Scholarship Competition at OCU, and has performed for the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Hinterzarten/Schwarzwald, Germany.

During her time at OCU, Shalon was a sought-after accompanist and pianist; she also played in many Honor’s Recitals and Competitions. Shalon has been an accompanist and adjunct instructor of piano at University of Central Oklahoma. She also accompanied for Canterbury Youth Choruses under the direction of Judith Willoughby. Shalon enjoys accompanying and serving with her husband at Heritage Church where they serve as the music directors.

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Rilla Stone

Master Instructor

Rilla Stone earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano from Oklahoma State University in 2017. While at Oklahoma State, she studied piano with Dr. Thomas Lanners and piano pedagogy with Professor Heather Lanners. During this time, she actively performed as a soloist and collaborated with many vocalists.

Rilla furthered her education at Wichita State University, where she graduated with a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy in 2019. While at Wichita State, she studied piano with Dr. Julie Bees and piano pedagogy with Dr. Justine Sasanfar. She was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship where she taught class piano for music majors and private lessons for elective college students. Rilla had many opportunities to perform as a soloist in recitals and masterclasses. She also accompanied the Wichita State University A Cappella Choir and Women’s Glee Club. During this time, she also served as a church musician.

Rilla is passionate about teaching piano. She strives to inspire a love of music in her students through creative expression and holistic musicianship.

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