Derek Adam

Portrait of Piano Teacher, Derek Adam smiling.

About Me

Derek Adam is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and an active member of the San Antonio Music Teachers Association (SAMTA). Derek strives to instill a passion for learning and excellence in his students by emphasizing “how to learn" through proven pedagogical methods. More broadly, Derek seeks to develop success skills and strategies that can be applied across many diverse disciplines.


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12732 Cimarron Path #100, San Antonio, TX 78249

700 E Sonterra Blvd #206, San Antonio, TX 78258

Musical Arts Center of San Antonio

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Benefits of Learning Piano

  • Increases IQ
  • Development of Spatial-Temporal Skills
  • Development in fine motor skills
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved test scores
  • Improves ability to problem solve

Performance of Debussy

TED Ed's view on music


I teach ages four and up.

Yes, I teach adults. Age is just another variable and should not keep you from pursuing something you are interested in.

Playing a musical instrument is skill-based and therefore it is recommended to practice at least four days out of the week for twenty minutes. Increasing the frequency of practice will yield better results than increasing the duration.

Keyboards can be a suitable substitue if they have weighted keys and 88 keys

Books are catered to each individual to ensure each student is working on material that is suitable for their level.