I’m a 3rd generation professional musician. I grew up

surrounded by music and developed a love of classical piano from

my mother. I enjoy teaching all levels; starting young beginners,

developing artistry in intermediate & advanced students, and guiding college students through their journey toward a degree in music.

My favorite composers to play are Bach, Beethoven and Debussy, although if you ask my students they'll tell you I love all piano music. I have two daughters, a pianist and a drummer, and I've been married to my best friend for 18 years. We moved to Cedar Park, TX from Utah 2 years ago. We love the snow-free Texas winters and we're enjoying exploring Austin and the surrounding areas. 


  • BMBachelor of Music in Piano from Utah State University. Instructor in the USU Youth Conservatory. Symphony pianist, Spring Seasons '92-'93.

  • MM, Masters of Music in Piano from The University of Utah. Awarded one of two prizes given by the Utah Music Teachers Association for Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year.

  • Experienced teacher of 30 plus years.

  • Associate Instructor in the Music Department at Westminster College, SLC UT 

          for 14 years, Group Piano and private lessons.

  • Creator of the MusiKid program. Co-creator of Piano Quest.

  • Original compositions published by Alfred Publishing. 

  • Member of the Austin District Music Teachers Assoc and Music Teachers National Assoc.

801-953-4853     holderpianostudio@yahoo.com