Sharon Robinson graduated from Baylor University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy. While at Baylor on both music and academic scholarships, she made the Dean’s Honor List and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Golden Key National Honor Society. Her participation in the Music School included singing in the Baylor University Concert Choir, performing in several piano music hours, accompanying instrumentalist and vocalists, working at the Baylor/Waco Piano Competition, serving as historian and webmaster for Baylor University’s chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, an international professional music fraternity, and performing in a masterclass with pianist Barry Douglas, 1986 Gold Medal Winner at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. She was also a charter member of Baylor University’s collegiate chapter of MTNA and received the MTNA Student Achievement Recognition Award in 2005.
As a pedagogy major, she was heavily involved for five semesters in the Piano Laboratory Program, an after-school group piano class for children ages 6 to 9. She studied private piano under the instruction of Dr. James Williams for four years and studied pedagogy under Dr. Ann Gipson, student of the renowned pedagogues Dr. Jan Magrath and Dr. E. L. Lancaster.
Sharon grew up in San Antonio and was a student of MACSA teacher Lisa Kropp from 1988 to 2001. As a student of Ms. Kropp she performed in several competitions, maintained an A average on the TMTA Theory Test, participated in the yearly SAMTA Achievement Auditions for many years, participated in TMTA piano ensembles at the TMTA Annual Convention, performed in masterclasses with pianist Emilio del Rosario at the Mississippi Piano Showcase at MSU in 2000, won the 2000 TMTA Original Composition Contest at the city level and honorable mention at the state level, and received a scholarship from SAMTA in 2001.
As a former student of MACSA, Sharon also made MACSA’s Performance Honor Roll and performed in several Performance Club recitals.
Sharon is currently an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), and the San Antonio Music Teachers Association (SAMTA). She received her national certification in teaching music through MTNA in 2010. Locally, she served on the board of SAMTA as Theory Test Chairperson for three years. As an active member of these associations, Sharon encourages her students to participate in events held through these associations, including the TMTA Theory Test and the SAMTA Achievement Auditions. Past participants of hers have received high ratings in these events, and have been selected as Judges’ Choice winners for the Achievement Auditions.
In addition to maintaining her teaching studio, Sharon has also delved into the world of musical theater, beginning with the 2007 production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! at the Magik Theatre. After a year of working at the Magik, she was the musical director for the shows I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Midlife: The Crisis performed at the Cameo Theatre. For two years she served as musical director at the Harlequin Dinner Theatre at Fort Sam Houston, where she has performed Plaid Tidings, Scrooge’s Rude Awakenings, Smokey Joe’s Café, and the continually sold-out music decade revues Legends of the Golden Oldies (50s), Let’s Twist Again (60s), and Listen to the Music (70s). From 2009 to March 2014 she worked at Helotes Hills United Methodist Church where she served as Director of Music Ministry and full-time pianist. Sharon also takes on the occasional accompanying gig across the city for local school UIL competitions and may be available to play for various events.
In what little spare time she has left, Sharon enjoys cycling and game nights with family. She loves being at home with her family, comprised of her husband, James, her Yorkies Torito and Sherlock, and her cat Thunder.
Testimonials for Ms. Robinson
Sharon is a remarkable piano teacher and mentor for anyone seeking an enjoyable experience during their piano studies.
She is highly experienced and very professional which you can see in her lessons and in the results she creates in her students. She will push students to do their utmost best with every piece, paying attention with utmost patience to the technical details. She never lets our two sons get away with shortcuts or mistakes. I am grateful for that because I know they will learn to play each piece the right way. I would recommend Sharon for anyone looking to build a solid base, an enjoyable music education and for anyone willing to work hard for results.” – Rasika G. (parent)
Mrs. Sharon is an amazing music teacher.
She has taught me everything I know about music today. I have learned piano from her for the last seven years and it has been worth it. I will always recommend her as a piano teacher to everyone. She is really kind and always listens to me and encourages me even if I mess up my music piece. I appreciate all her hard work in teaching me.”
– Parth G. (student, 7th grade)
I like Mrs. Sharon because she always jokes around
She will teach me anything that I request for. She is really polite even when I forget to complete my theory homework. She always attends my performances and theory tests. She always gives me candy after the class is over. Best of all, she never gives up on me.” – Mihir G. (student, 3rd grade)
Sharon was the perfect first piano teacher for both of our kids.
Thanks to her ability to connect with them, they both continue to play music to this day. Lessons with Ms. Sharon were always fun, but at the same time were structured and you could see progress from week to week. She held them accountable, and that was very important to us. She brought the right balance of theory, technique, and musical variety to keep the kids engaged.” – Jill & David R. (parents)
I began taking lessons with Ms. Sharon when I was in third grade.
She helped me to learn at a quick pace, and it didn’t take long before I was playing advanced music with her. Once I got older, I wanted to deviate from strictly learning and memorizing music. Ms. Sharon began to teach me about chord theory and composition, and I was soon able to write my own arrangements of popular songs and hymns. I’m now a junior in high school, and continue to play music. Ms. Sharon’s teaching formed the foundation of my love for music.” – Emily R. (former student, grade 11)
I started with Ms. Sharon when I was eight.
She set me on the musical path that I’m on today. Though I have switched primary instruments, the foundation of musical knowledge that she gave me has allowed me to achieve success at the high school level. I play the upright bass, so I couldn’t exactly march in marching band this past fall. Instead, my director put me on the synthesizer. And thanks to Ms. Sharon, and my years of piano lessons, I was able to have a fun marching season!” – Nathan R. (former student, 9th grade)
Mrs. Sharon is the best teacher ever!
She is kind and caring to all her students. When I get nervous about a performance she knows just what to say to cheer me up and make me feel confident again. If I were going to rate Mrs. Sharon I’d give her five stars!” – Abcde B. (student, 4th grade)
As an adult with no music experience I was very hesitant to try and learn piano. After watching my children flourish under Sharon's instruction I resolved to give it a try.
Sharon has been such an amazing teacher. I am so impressed with her ability to tailor her instruction to any age level and ability. She really knows how to bring out the best in everyone of us, whether she’s teaching my daughter who is more advanced or my son and me who are still beginners. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to play piano, from beginners to advanced.” – Tamara B. (parent & adult student)
Our daughter, Jenna, has taken piano from Ms. Sharon for almost five years.
Sharon is a gifted teacher who has provided Jenna with an excellent musical foundation not only in piano, but also in music theory. Jenna also plays cello in orchestra and has a deeper knowledge of music from of her training with Ms. Sharon compared to so many other students at school. The musical foundation Ms. Sharon has given her has made her a better cellist as well as pianist. She’s also provided her many opportunities to develop as a performer. Ms. Sharon has cultivated a love of music and performing that will be lifelong. Not only is she a fantastic teacher, but also a wonderful person! She has a great connection with our daughter. Jenna always looks forward to seeing Ms Sharon every week!”
– Daryla G. (parent)
I have been taking from Sharon for 5 years now and I have nothing but positive things to say about her.
She has provided such a strong foundation for me in music, giving me the opportunity to explore my talents and help me improve. Sharon is an extremely hard worker and she genuinely cares about each and every one of her students. She has been such a great mentor to me and has provided a wonderful environment to thrive in with the piano. Besides all the things I said above, she is one of the most organized teachers that I’ve ever had. This has really been a blessing to me because it keeps lessons very focused and productive. She is one of the best teachers I have had.” – Jenna G. (student, 9th grade)
Sharon has been teaching my daughter for many years but the lessons go far beyond piano.
Sharon’s well rounded approach has taught my daughter many styles of playing while maintaining a focus on music theory. Sharon’s guidance has helped develop my daughter from simply playing the piano into becoming a musician. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and her time with Sharon each week.” – Lisa C. (parent)
I have been taking lessons from Mrs. Sharon for about 7 years now and I am incredibly lucky that I've had the chance to learn from her for so long.
She is a phenomenal teacher who I credit with creating my love of piano and music. She opens my eyes to new things in my playing that not all piano teachers can see. I couldn’t be the musician I am without her guidance. Aside from being a great teacher, she is a very nice and easy to talk to about anything. I’m happy that I’ve had Mrs. Sharon as my piano teacher for all these years.”