Diana E. Buckholz
Piano, Voice Teacher
Diana Buckholz, B.A., Music, Texas Woman’s University, Summa Cum Laude and B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, Cum Laude, Former Treasurer and Current Voice Activities Chair of Carrollton Music Teachers Association, MTNA, & TMTA Member, fine tuned her natural musical talents during her studies at a prestigious arts school with roots in Texas through Van Clyburn, Interlochen Arts Academy. While there, she also studied various other genres, such as poetry and dance, but it intensely developed her love of piano. The majority of her studio now encompasses piano students. Her language experience that she infuses into voice lessons comes both from formal education, and from personally being widely travelled. A person of many interests, she is still just a regular gal with activities outside of music devoted to her pets, yoga, domestic errands, and spending time with family.
Diana has experience acting in theatrical and musical productions, as well as commercial voice-over work. She has a long history of competitions and Detroit Metro area show choir performances, in the Seaway Chorale for Voices of the Young and Youth Sings, from the elementary to high school years. She competed in Solo and Ensemble Music Festivals, where she won first place medals in Voice and Symphonic Band Performance. Her Instrumental Ensemble competition experience was gained through her past Marching Band and Symphony performances with the Trombone. Her most recent endeavors include solo performances sponsored by Voces Intimae and a Choir Performance at the Lincoln Center (NYC) in April 2015, as well as playing in an ensemble as a jazz pianist at Collin County Community College’s Jazz Camp. She also has also dabbled in composition, having created a three movement arrangement while studying at TWU, one movement of which her professor described as “Chopinesque,” as well as pop work. Always willing for a new adventure, she took up Guitar, and now teaches beginners basic chords for students who want to learn fun sing-along music.
Her success as a teacher can be attributed to the example and inspiration of her teachers. Diana’s past vocal instructors include Jeffrey Norris, of Interlochen and Elaine Rugila, a graduate of The Oberlin Conservatory, and Ms. Beverly Hoch and Ms. Suzanne Bowles of performance acclaim and faculty at Texas Woman’s University. Her past choral instructors include Director David M. Ward, of the Seaway Chorale, former Director Matthew Hazelwood, of Interlochen, and Texas Woman’s University Director, Joni Jensen. Her past piano instructors include Texas Woman’s University Prof. Debbie Campanaro, Dr. Michael Coonrod, of Interlochen, and Olga Tcherniak at St. Clair County. Her past Marching Band and Symphony Instructors were Mrs. Emilie La Roux of St. Mary’s Catholic Central and Robert McMillan, of Woodhaven High and Brownstown Middle Schools.
The success of her students is owed to their continual practice and competitive involvement in solo recitals and group ensembles through school as well as private festivals that are sponsored through local and state teacher associations. Just as essential is the support of their parents and the practical feedback of their team of teachers.
Diana enjoys helping students with their own compositions, and uses her music generalist skills for a well-rounded approach to prepare them for sing & play performances.
High Quality Video and Audio Recordings of student performances are available.