Piano Heart

Piano Lessons by Shirley Friar

About Shirley Friar

Shirley Friar, MT-BC, CPE Chaplain
Degrees: BME, MM, MEd.

Experience in various educational, mental health, and spiritual environments with focus on musicianship skills and aptitude identification strengths and challenges through creative systematic study of the piano keyboard lessons, with vocal concepts presented. Board-Certified Clinician through the Certification Board of Music Therapists, Inc.

"One should learn to discern a book, but not necessarily by its COVER!" Proverbs 19: 20, 21; Proverbs 16:3; Proverbs 4:7, Jeremiah 29:11.
The above phrase is based on an on-going research-based interdisciplinary approach to educational models and concepts for learning utilizing music therapy as a base-line for discovery and self-actualization. All Ages! Area of geriatrics and mental challenges welcomed!

Be Careful Potential Students - You Must Give Me The Correct and Accurate Information for Location of Piano Keyboard Lessons! Currently I am an itinerant piano keyboard teacher and will meet you at your home, or make arrangements with you otherwise. You must contact me either by phone or email, please.

  • Teaches: Keyboard Piano Lessons
    Levels: No Experience, Beginner, Intermediate
  • Age Range: 0 - 100
    Individual/Group: Private Piano Lessons
    Teacher Decides
    Hourly Rate: $45


  • Diverse skills as a motivator of music mission in music therapy.


  • Graduate Student, The King's University Southlake Campus (Jun, 2020 - Jun, 2020)

    Women in Ministry Leadership-MPT department

    Music Therapy-Music Education experiences augment graduate studies through her proprietorship titled "Systematic Music Therapy in Healthcare Ministry." This includes her prior involvement with diverse church denominational and non-denominational organizations and avenues of persuasion.

    Ms. Friar uses her professional business ministry in music therapy as a backdrop ministry tool and motivator for graduate studies, research, current volunteer church work, ministry volunteer work, and as an entrepreneur.


  • Music Therapy (Aug, 2018 - Aug, 2028)

    Systematic Music Therapy Healthcare Ministry

  • Master of Music (Aug, 1975 - Jun, 1977)

    University of Miami

    Granted Master of Music with emphasis in Music Therapy including a 6 -month internship at EllisvilleState School, Ellisville, Mississippi.

  • Music Education (Sep, 1971 - May, 1975)

    Jackson State University

    Granted a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with emphasis in piano, vocal music. K-12 Certification in Vocal Music.

  • Master of Education (Aug, 2011 - Dec, 2016)

    University of Southern Mississippi

    Granted Master of Education Degree - School of Education and Psychology
    Emphasis: Special Education - Specialty Area Focus: Behavioral/Emotional Disability
    Licenses: Emotional Disability K-12 (MS)
    Mild/Moderate K-12 (MS)

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