• Mike Ellis has been a Lake Highlands resident for thirty-seven years, raised three children and is a local music instructor in the Lake Highlands area. Mike's music instruction business is so prolific it has been featured in Dallas' own Advocate Magazine.

    Mike had the good fortune to be taken under the wing of the late Mr. Terrill Gardner, who taught Mike HOW to teach a method he spent thirty years perfecting. It works, guaranteed. He took Mike from Rolling Stones through studies at Berklee College in the seven years Mike studied under Terrill.


    Mike has a private studio with a large, comfortable waiting area for family or friends, a teaching area for the student and teacher only, with a window for viewing the student any time during the lessons, and restrooms and water fountain down the hall from the studio.



    All tuition is paid on a monthly basis. Half hour lessons are $30.00 each. Four lessons in the month will be $120.00. Five lessons in the month will be $150.00. Only cash or checks, please.

    Payment is due on the 1st of each month, or the lesson following.

    It is the student’s obligation to pay for all classes, whether in attendance or absent.

    A $20.00 fee will be assessed for all returned checks.

    A $10.00 late fee will be assessed if tuition is not paid by the second lesson of the month.

    Tuition can be mailed. Send to Mike Ellis, 9450 Skillman, #101, Dallas, TX 75243.

    Please don’t mail cash.

    Required Books:

    All piano students – Chordmaster Chord Theory for Keyboard.

    Intermediate and advanced guitar students - Chordmaster Chord Theory for Guitar.

    Suggested Retail: $15.95 + $5.00 S&H. Student Price $11.00 for each.

    Cancellation Policy:


    All cancellations are to be made by calling or texting Mike Ellis at 469-855-6865.

    Lessons missed without a two-hour notification do not qualify for a make-up lesson.

    No more than one make-up lesson per missed lesson will be scheduled.

    Make-up lessons are only given while student is currently enrolled.

    If the instructor misses a lesson, a credit toward the next month will be given.

    Practice Requirements:


    Sitting with your instrument IS practicing.

    30-minute practice sessions once per day are not required for stringed instruments.

    Students who are not enjoying themselves are not learning.

    All students are expected to try their best to HAVE FUN in and out of the lessons.

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