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Music Lessons | Broken Arrow

At Palen Music Center, we believe that music makes a difference in the lives of people. One of our great missions is helping others learn how to express themselves through music. Not only are our instructors great teachers but they are also people of great character. Our Performance Week Program gives you the opportunity to perform what you are learning.

Questions? Give us a call! (918) 286-1555

Questions? Give us a call! (918) 286-1555


Mark Deluca

Piano

Mark began piano lessons at the age of three. Over the years he has studied at the State University of New York as well as with various artists and instructors. Every week he plays for an audience of approximately 8500 people in the church he and his family attend. Throughout the years, he has given private lessons to many students of all ages, from 5 years of age to people in their sixty's. Mark is comfortable teaching classical music and improvisation. He also teaches several classes at Victory Bible College in Tulsa. This is a fully accredited institution where students come from all over the world to earn degrees in music as well as Practical Ministry.

Check Mark's Availability: (918) 286-1555

Check Mark's Availability: (918) 286-1555


Carina Parker

Violin/Viola

Originally from Brazil, Carina Parker started learning to play the violin at the age 9 . She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music from the State University of Campinas in Brazil (Unicamp), a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master's Degree in Music Education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

During her 15 years of teaching experience, Carina had the opportunity to teach music in multiple settings across three countries--Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States--where she worked with students of numerous ages and skills levels, teaching individual and group lessons and coaching chamber and string orchestra ensembles.

She believes that every child can learn to play an instrument, and that with the right environment and good student-teacher engagement, students are enabled to confidently express themselves through music and be proud of their achievements.

Check Carina's Availability: (918) 286-1555

Check Carina's Availability: (918) 286-1555


Dr. Terry Segress

Piano & Tuba

Long-time chair of the Department of Music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Dr. Terry Segress began as an adjunct instructor for the SWOSU Jazz band in 1970. Also the founder of the SWOSU Jazz Festival –currently in its 38th year—Dr. Segress coordinates the SWOSU summer music camp program, directs the SWOSU Jazz Camp, Middle School Band Camp and Band Camp while still finding the time to teach applied tuba, counterpoint and instrumentation classless. A product of Oklahoma City University and University of North Texas, Dr. Segress has been honored with many awards including an Arts and Education Award at the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony in 2006. Dr. Segress is a charter member of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

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Check Terry's Availability: (918) 286-1555


Carrie Vroome

Piano & Violin

Carrie has always been interested in both band and orchestra instruments. She started taking piano lessons at age 7, learning flute in the 4th grade, and violin in the 7th grade. All throughout junior high and high school Carrie was involved in band, orchestra, and marching band. She performed with the Renegade Regiment at Union high school.

Carrie then went on to study music in college. She started out at T.C.C and played in the orchestra there and then transferred to ORU with both a flute and violin scholarship. She started giving lessons while at ORU and has taught at a couple different studios such as “DW studios” and “Bartholomew’s Music Conservatory”. Carrie graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Music and a minor in Education. She enjoys working with both children and adults and fully believes that anyone can learn music, as long as they have the will to put in some practice! It does take some discipline, but music is a fun, uplifting, and a spiritually rewarding experience.

Check Carrie's Availability: (918) 286-1555

Check Carrie's Availability: (918) 286-1555


Scott Wright

Guitar & Bass

Scott Wright has over 25 years experience teaching guitar and bass. He began playing in 1983 at the age of sixteen. Within two years he was playing in local bands and within five years he was teaching guitar professionally. He attended the Tahlequah campus of Northeastern State University, studying classical guitar and playing in the NSU Jazz Band. He completed the NSU music education curriculum in 1999.He has played with numerous rock, blues, jazz, and dance bands, sharing the bill with such national acts as REO Speedwagon, .38 Special, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He currently plays the role of Jimmy Page in the national touring act “Lets Zeppelin: a tribute to Led Zeppelin”. Scott teaches all styles of guitar and bass, utilizing both tablature and standard music notation as well as music theory. He currently resides in Broken Arrow and is married with four children and feels very much at home with Palen Music Center’s philosophy of family oriented service.

Check Scott's Availability: (918) 286-1555

Check Scott's Availability: (918) 286-1555


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(918) 286-1555

Address:

929 N. Elm Pl.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Hours:

Mon. - Thu. 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri. 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm