References

Sarah Reed
Music Minister - New Covenant United Methodist Church- Sunnyvale, TX
Office# 972-226-1092

Teresa Stephenson
President of MAMTA (Mesquite Music Teachers Association)
Office# 972-289-5156

Reverend Gene Wisdom
Senior Pastor – First United Methodist Church- Garland, TX
Office# 972-272-3471

Kitty Williams
Director of Music Ministries – First United Methodist Church- Garland, TX
Office# 972-272-3471

Reverend Bonnie Bridger
Director of Music Ministries – Greenland Hills Methodist Church- Dallas, TX
Office# 214-826-2060

Brandi Busby
Owner of Zuzu Peddals (Top 40/Variety Corporate Party Band)- Dallas, TX
Office# 972-464-9128

More References Available Upon Request

Testimonials

"Professional; teaches musicality as well as basic piano – highly recommended. My 6-year-old daughter started taking beginning lessons with Mr. Hughes, and I've been impressed every step of the way. He not only teaches the basics but is trying to help her develop her ear/recognition of notes, improvise, learn chords, get a feel for the whole keyboard . . . and the list goes on. When she has difficulty with a step, he patiently encourages her and teaches her ways to break it down to make it more manageable. He gives us weekly assignment sheets, keeping us on track and clarifying what she needs to focus on. His website and studio are fantastic as well. Many people teach piano, but I believe he offers so much more that will help my daughter learn more quickly and at a higher level. My older son, a cellist, plans to take lessons in the summers, and I'm learning along with my daughter. You can trust Mr. Hughes to set up a program to work for you." - Rowlett Mom


"Piano Lessons at Musical Accents are AWESOME!! I am a 45 year old company executive who started taking piano lessons with Steve Hughes about 6 months ago. I consider myself to be quite 'unteachable' and had been unsuccessful with previous instructors. However, now I am playing & reading through chord charts, sight-reading intermediate level piano repertoire, improvising in a jazz/blues style, and learning how to be effective with practice. Steve did a fantastic job assessing my abilities and building a curriculum to fit my needs. He is a wonderful player, tremendous teacher, and the studio is AWESOME!!!" - David of Plano


"Steve's amazing talent and attitude towards music is a true rarity...he's a very gifted musician who's adaptation to various styles is absolute brillance. With so much passion, devotion, and focus on his craft it's no wonder that he will be one of the most sought after musicians in no time." - David Gallegos, guitarist - www.davidgallegos.com


"I wanted to thank you so much for helping to make the retirement party on July 14th for our company president, Alan Chernow, such a success. Since responding to our ad in search of a keyboardist, you have been extremely professional and prompt in all communications. I know that we made the right decision in choosing to have you provide background music for this event. During the party, numerous attendees commented so positively on your playing to our guest of honor and his wife that it prompted her to call me the next day. Mrs. Chernow was so pleased at how sucessful the event was and the fact that she received so many nice comments on the keyboard player that it really made the send-off for Alan an unforgettable experience. Thank you again for sharing your tremendous talent with our friends and family. We would be very happy to recommend you for any event and would certainly think of you in the future." - Courtney Jankowski of Resource Technologies - www.smartworkforce.com


"With abilities that range from funky-jazzy-cool to accomplished classical pianist...Stephen Hughes' innate talents, diverse style, and broad musical knowledge are impressive enough to please any crowd" - Morzart Originals - www.morzartoriginals.com


"If you need a keyboardist for your group, Steve is a dream come true. He is professional, affable, and very open-minded. He remains ever sensitive to the nature and needs of the group. As for his chops - he does stuff that doesn't seem humanly possible!" - Brent Cramer, composer/performer - www.cramermusic.com


"Steve only knows how to do things one way - professionally! One of his greatest attributes is his discipline. He sets a goal and methodically acheives it. This is priceless in the music industry. Steve is also a professional performer. His execution is flawless and he demands perfection of himself on every single note. He is able to transfer the passion he has for music from his heart, through his fingers, to your ears." - Jimmy Gutierrez, percussionist/former bandmate