Stone Oak and North West
Student Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Student Ages: Four and up
Cicely Paguio-Roemisch, an accomplished pianist, was one of Kenneth Thompson’s first advanced students. At an early age, she won several local, state and national piano competitions. Several of her early accomplishments were winning second place at the AMSA World Piano Competition, which allowed her to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; winning first place at the Baylor Piano Competition; performing several times with the Austin Civic orchestra, and many more. After high school, she attended the university of Nebraska-Lincoln under a full music scholarship. There she studied under Dr. Paul Barnes and Dr. Nicole Narboni and later received her B.A. in Music.
From Nebraska, Cicely moved to Springfield, Missouri where she was awarded the Graduate Teaching Assistantship at Missouri State University under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Collins. Other teachers have included Dr. Carolyn True, Logan Skelton, Alvin Chow, Timothy Ehlen, Mark Clinton, William Heiles, Ian Hobson, and Krassimira Jordan. Throughout her career, she has performed many solo recitals, chamber music groups, piano ensembles and accompanied various instrumentalists, not only here in the U.S., but in Austria and the Czech Republic.
Cicely believes that music is an art form that needs perpetual creativity. She instills within her students ways of being creative with their practice and new ways of solving problems. Cicely’s teaching philosophy encourages students to achieve artistry and musicianship through hard work and time spent learning.