Dr. Scott Donald, is the owner of Studio A. Previous positions include Administrative Director of the New School for Music Study in Kingston, NJ, piano faculty at The University of Texas at San Antonio and The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ.
A native of South Carolina, he earned his BM in Piano Performance at Furman University in Greenville, SC. He completed his MM in Applied Piano and DMA in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy from UT-Austin. In 2010, Dr. Donald made his Carnegie Hall debut at the Weill Recital Hall in New York City.
Dr. Donald is the immediate Past-President of the Austin District Music Teachers Association. He currently serves on the Editorial board for the Piano Pedagogy Forum, a peer-reviewed research publication. Dr. Donald is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and was the ADMTA nominee for TMTA Teacher of the Year in 2015-2016, the 2016-2017 ADMTA Teacher of the Year and a 2017 and 2018 Steinway & Sons Top Teacher. He has published articles in the Music Teachers National Association’s e-journal, American Music Teacher, Piano Pedagogy Forum, Keyboard Companion, Clavier Companion, and Texas Music Education Research. Dr. Donald’s research in piano pedagogy has been featured at international and national conferences.
He serves on the summer faculty at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. In 2016, he joined the faculty of American Voices and has traveled to Beirut, Lebanon to teach piano and coach chamber music in their Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy. YES Academy is a model for multicultural artistic collaboration with countries in Asia and the Middle East.
Isaac is a currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at Huston-Tillotson University. He is the student of Stephen Burnaman. Isaac is also the youth and young adult choir director at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin. He is a Senior at Huston-Tillotson University.
Michael Crocker began taking formal piano instruction in 2003 at the age of nine, under the instruction of Ineza Chelidze at Suzuki Academy in Houston. He performed regularly in festivals and recitals throughout his school career. In 2013, he was accepted to Baylor University as a Piano Performance major with music and academic scholarships.
He completed his Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Piano Performance in 2017, and continued on to complete his Master of Music (M.M.) in Piano Pedagogy and Performance at Baylor University in 2019. During his time at Baylor, he studied piano under the instruction of Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson, and piano pedagogy under the instruction of Dr. Lesley McAllister.
Michael is an active instructor in the Baylor/Waco area. He is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers National Association.