Welcome to The Burch School of Music

Delivering quality music education in a family-oriented setting

Located in Weatherford, Texas and Teaching Students from Parker, Tarrant, and Palo Pinto Counties

The Burch School of Music is the only local studio offering Kindermusik classes and piano instruction to all ages and levels.

What Does the Burch School of Music Have to Offer?

Piano lessons for children (ages 6 through 18) and adults (both beginners and advanced pianists). Lessons for children include instruction in music theory and various performance opportunities. Piano students have frequent opportunities to validate their progress through competitions with other studios throughout Texas (Click) and have access to our digital piano studio for group lessons, or to private lessons either in our grand piano studio or in our upright piano studio. (Click for more info)

Kindermusik classes for newborns through 7-year-old children. The Kindermusik curriculum is the premiere pre-school music program, which was established in 1978, and has been updated over the years to keep a fresh and lively approach to music education. These classes teach the fundamentals of music in a loving and playful environment and creates a very strong foundation for further musical study after graduation from the Kindermusik program. (Click for more info)

The Burch School of Music is celebrating its 24th year in Weatherford, founded by Dr. Holly Hughes, who, along with other University-trained piano instructors, offers a professional and consistent learning experience.

Dr. Holly Hughes, Doctorate in Chamber Music Performance & Accompanying from Ball State University, and former tenured Associate Professor at the University of Florida. (Click here and here for more info)

Russell Hughes, Master of Music in Piano Performance from Texas Tech University (Click for more info)

Steve Lent, Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University (Click for more info)

The Burch School of Music maintains professional membership in the following organizations:

Weatherford Music Teachers’ Association, Texas Music Teachers’ Association, and Music Teachers’ National Association

The Texas Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs

Kindermusik Registration is now open–click here for details!

(For Piano Registration call Dr. Hughes at 817-341-2345)

Our COVID Risk Policy

Parker County is no longer in the “Extreme Risk” Dark Red Zone or the “Critical Risk” Red Zone, and we are teaching students in person or using  Zoom Videoconferencing as they wish.

For the safety of our students and staff all piano lessons at The Burch School of Music will be taught online using Zoom Videoconferencing if we re-enter the Dark Red or Red zone.

For today’s report on Parker County’s COVID status, please click here.

For information on COVID testing in Parker County, please click here.

Read about the successes of our students — click or touch below to read the newspaper article, or click here to see all of the articles

Burch Pianists Receive Honors from Annual Music Festival 4-10-21

Burchschool Pianists Have Record Year at State Competition 6-1-19

Burchschool Students Excel in Essay-Writing Contest 4-6-19

Local Pianists Excel at Festival 3-23-19

Burch School Pianists Have Record Year at State Competition 5-26-18

Springtown’s Dominique Tamaoki ‘Superior Plus’ at Music Festival 3-22-18

Burch School Students Have Record Year at State Competition 6-3-17

Local Pianists Receive High Ratings at Festival 3-4-17

Pianists Receive High Ratings at State Competition June 3, 2016

Local Pianists Receive High Rating at Festival March 20, 2016

Piano Student Wins Third Straight Championship November 1, 2006

Pianists from The Burch School of Music Receive Honors July 11, 2004


The BSM Kindermusik End-of-Year Celebrations

All of our music classes during the second half of our spring semester were taught online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Kindermusik students, especially the toddlers, pre-K and kindergarten ages, were especially tired of the screen and wanted a real-time music class.
So here are some videos of our end-of-the-year Kindermusik celebrations. We are fortunate to have a big backyard, so that we could practice social distancing and keep everyone safe.

The Village/Cock-a-doodle-MOO! Zoom Class

The Our Time/Away We Go! Celebration

The Imagine That!/Toys I Make-Trips I Take Celebration

The Young Child 2 (Monday class) Celebration

The Young Child 2 (Thursday class) Celebration

The Young Child 4 Graduation (Graduation from the Kindermusik curriculum)


Why is Kindermusik so important for young children?

Playing a musical instrument rewires kids’ brains and makes them smarter

The below links will take you outside of Burchschool.com, and will open the page in a new tab on your browser.

Piano: It’s More Than Just a Gift (Elton John’s Christmas Present)

Click here to see the list of TED Talks

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Music training speeds up brain development in children

Let the Kid Study Music, Already!

This Is Your Brain On Music