Private Music Lessons Serving
Tulsa – Bixby – Broken Arrow – Owasso

Making music is an essential component in the development of every individual. The training received at Ovation University in our piano and voice lessons, is a wonderful avenue to unlock creative potential. As a music school we are passionate in our teaching to release inspiration for life-long learning. We are members of MTNA, and on the local level, OMTA and TAMTA. Partnering in music education within the community, we are able to provide our school age students opportunities for auditions, competitions and scholarships.
Our teaching staff at Ovation University is fully qualified and keeps each student in mind as they design a personal study program that meets their desired goals. From the beginner to the advanced, young and old, the curious to the competitor, each course of study is developed to meet the specific goals of each individual. See COURSE OFFERINGS for an overview of the variety of programs offered.
Ovation University is Founding School for the ROYAL CONSERVATORY MUSIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. The Achievement Program provides a national standard for music education in grades K-12, offering a sequential course of study from beginning through advanced levels. We presently offer instruction and assessments in Piano, Voice, and Theory.


Ten Benefits

  1.  In early childhood development, musical training has been proven to have an effect on how the brain gets wired for general cognitive functioning related to memory and attention, and has been proven to improve intellect.
  2. Teaches self-discipline and accountability.  Students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.
  3. Develops strong Hand-eye coordination.  Beneficial to the development of multi-tasking.
  4. Promotes self-confidence in recital performances and helps to develop leadership skills.  Teaches a young student to conquer fear and to take risks.  A little anxiety is a good thing, and something that will occur often in life.  Dealing with it early and often makes it less of a problem later.  Risk-taking is essential if a child is to fully develop his or her potential.
  5. Gives lifelong benefit.  The ability to play an instrument or sing well, will last a lifetime.
  6. Helps develop skills needed in today’s workforce: critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, teamwork, and confidence.
  7. In older adults, it helps in staying mentally active, and is therapeutic.
  8. In young adults, it becomes a creative outlet and helps distress from the daily grind.
  9. Is more likely to keeps kids in school, and the music student is less likely to hang out with the “wrong” crowd.
  10. In the community, works as a “common” language to help share ideas and values among cultures and generations.

Statistics about Music Lessons

  1.  More than half of U.S. households (52%) has at least one person, age 5 or older who currently plays a musical instrument.
  2. 85% of Americans believe that music is very important part of their life.
  3. 82% of Americans wish they had learned to play a musical instrument, and 67% expressed an interest in learning to play.
  4. 94% of respondents to a Gallup poll believe music is part of a well-rounded education, and that schools should offer instrument music instruction as part of the regular curriculum.
  5. 85% believe participation in school music corresponds with better grades and higher test scores.
  6. Seniors are turning to music making as not just an enjoyable pastime, but also for the health and wellness benefits such as enhanced immune systems, stress reduction, and staving off depression and loneliness.


Our Staff


Jo Dee Davis
Director and Master Teacher
Amanda Burton
Piano Performance, University of Tulsa
Lauren Shackleton
Voice: A.A.S. Contemporary – Music Performance, ACM@UCO.

Ovation University LLC. | 11047 S. Memorial Dr. Tulsa, OK. 74133  |  Call: 918-394-0800