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Meet George Variames

Meet George Variames

I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I completed a major part of my musical education at the American Conservatory of Music, where I studied piano with Audrey Evans and voice with Wilma Osheim.

In 1996, I moved to Allen, Texas and currently live in McKinney, Texas. I attended University of North Texas and studied piano with Mischa Safarian and voice with Dr. Cody Garner where I completed my Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Upon completion of my Bachelors, I taught music and theater at Dallas ISD for four years. I pursued and completed my Masters in Piano Performance at Texas A & M in Commerce, Texas where I studied piano with Dr. Luis Sanchez.

Carnegie Hall 2019

In 1997, I opened my studio and have been teaching piano and voice in my home for over 22 years. I have been an accompanist for many schools and accompany many students for various activities, including solo and ensemble. I have taught Piano Pedagogy as adjunct faculty at Collin College, as well as Class Piano at A & M while I completed my Masters.

I currently have a studio of approximately 70 students, and perform throughout the year with many of my students. I have also been on the cover of the "Allen Image", and my students have won numerous local, state, National and International competitions. They have performed in prestigious venues, including the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, in New York, as well as competing on "The Voice" and "American Idol".

George Variames

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Charlotte Taylor

“I have been teaching and directing theatre over 30 years and I have found only a handful of voice teachers who are of the caliber as George Variames. I send all my theatre students to him who are serious about pursuing careers in performing arts. He has an incredible ability to pull things out of them I never dreamed possible. His recitals seem like showcases for future talent we will see on stage or screen ten years from now. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him!”

Terri Ernst

“Michelle loves having a voice teacher that truly knows what he’s doing. She also really likes George as a person and knows his goal is to make her the best singer she can be. Michelle feels very lucky to have been able to study with George for 13 years.”

Elly Marsh

“George has gone beyond coaching my daughter Ria, as he has also inspired her to her best. Her vocal range has greatly improved, and she enjoys singing in head voice as well as chest voice. She is comfortable on stage, as George has coached her in lead roles at her school and community theatre. She trusts George’s coaching and feedback, and he continues to enable Ria in the pursuit of her passion”.

Steve and Deborah Perkins

“Our daughter studied with George for five 1/2 years and made amazing progress vocally as well as confidence in performing. George constantly holds his students accountable through numerous performances and competitions. He also takes a personal interest in every student’s success. It is more than his job, it is his life.”

Elena Michel

"Stevie has enjoyed being part of the studio for 8 years. She learned to play music, how to sing, as well as discipline and hard work. Thank you George for your dedication to music and enriching our kids lives ten fold.”

Kim Nithiananda

“George provides an atmosphere of learning, both for his students as well as himself. He gives the attention, support, and push needed to have students reaching for their next goal.”