Cortney Prescott Music Studios

Cortney Prescott Music Studios

5.0 (6)
1 employee
12 years in business

About this tutor

I have a music degree in voice and have been playing piano my whole life! I teach sight reading and ear training for piano and voice, as well as audition prep and music theory. I have been in choir and vocal performances for over 20 years and know how to get my students ready for audition season!

I just love teaching! I love helping people achieve their goals. I especially love finally being able to tackle a particularly difficult goal and discovering the right way to explain to my students how to reach it. It is so rewarding and fulfilling to see that "Yay I got it!" moment in their eyes. It really is a Journey that we take together!

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Pasadena, TX 77503
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6 Reviews


  • Rita Simmons

    Cortney has years of experience that she brings to every lesson. She is great at intuitively understanding your needs and finding a way to reach goals. I highly recommend her!

  • Rick Evans

    Courtney was not only knowledgeable, but also personalized my classes to my experience level and voice. She made suggestions that were very helpful and even introduced me to a song that is still one of my favorites to sing. She's great!

  • Charlotte Johnson

    Cortney Prescott takes time to really listen to her students. She was able to teach me sight reading and music theory and if I didn't understand something, she would try different techniques until we found the one that suited me best! It really was a journey that we took together!

  • Thomas Arnott

    Cortney was helpful in helping me determine my register, and she worked with me on how to cleanly and quickly transition from chest voice to head voice and back. She's also a fun teacher and brings a lot of enthusiasm!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I can teach basic or advanced classes in voice and music reading. The first lesson will be to asses the skill level of the student and we'll work from there! 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor's degree in voice and over 25 years of piano training! 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$20 for a 30 minute lesson and $40 for a 1 hour lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I have been a teacher in some capacity for over 10 years. But I started my private music studio when I was in the play Oklahoma and they needed a person last minute to play piano for a music rehearsal. I filled in that day, and they asked me to be the music director for the whole show! Then they asked me to come back and teach voice lessons for that season and I've had my own music studio ever since! 

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students of all ages and backgrounds! I have had adult and children students in the past, and have taught musical theatre and classical voice training. Piano includes sight reading and music theory. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am currently a part of The Houston Dinner Dective which is a murder mystery dinner theatre. I can definitely use this experience, as well as my theatre background, to help students incorporate acting with their pieces, as well as teaching improv drills to help with stage presence. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Get a teacher who will really listen to you. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to go a different direction than where I was at and a teacher told me it wasn't the right decision. It was a very frustrating experience. Even if there is a specific curriculum to follow, it is still important to find a teacher who will listen to your wants and needs. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

For me personally, don't worry about it. I will always do my best to meet the needs of my students! All you have to do is let me know!

Services offered

Audition Prep Lessons Classical Voice Lessons Musical Theater Classes Music Theory Lessons Music Teacher Training Music Performance Lessons Piano Lessons Singing Lessons Songwriting Classes Voice Lessons Vocal Training Lessons Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training

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