Music Preparatory School

The Music Preparatory School seeks to enlighten, excite and educate all children and adults who have a desire to make music a part of their lives. Our goal is to make music available and affordable to all individuals regardless of age, race, ethnic origin or financial means.

  • Individual or group instruction that complements public and private school programs
  • Instruction for adults with amateur interests in music

Fill out our MPS Inquiry Form for more information.

Summer Camps

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all MPS Summer Camps. MPS will continue to offer online music lessons and we are always accepting new students!

Music Lessons

Private/Individual Lessons

  • Private/Individual lessons in piano, guitar, voice and orchestral instruments.


Music Preparatory School Faculty
  • David Benitez, guitar
  • Dominika Dancewicz, violin
  • Ann Fairbanks, flute
  • Ning-Chih Hsu, violin
  • Camille Jesensky, voice
  • Lisa McCarroll, piano
  • Patrick Moore, cello
  • Mohammad Salman, voice
  • Jessica Myers, piano
  • Dawson White, viola
  • Sergein Yap, viola

For more information on MPS, camps, workshops and fees, contact Jasmine Hatem, Director, Music Preparatory School, at 713-525-3559 or

Policies and Procedures


All lessons take place in the Cullen building at the University of St. Thomas. MPS students may use the practice rooms, located on the second floor of the building. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for the safety of their children when in the building. MPS and the University of St. Thomas are not responsible or liable for children left unattended.


Billing is arranged through each student’s private instructor.  Checks must be made out to “University of St. Thomas”(please note MPS and the instuctor’s name on the memo line).  They can be dropped off in the music office or mailed to:

Music Preparatory School
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006-4696

Cancellations/Make-Up Lessons

Students must notify their instructors at least 24 hours in advance if they plan on being absent. Instructors will offer make-ups, according to their availability, in these cases or in cases of an emergency cancellation. If instructors need to cancel, make-ups will be offered later in the semester.