Leadership provided by David Parker
David Parker, Owner/Director
David developed Houston Music Academy specifically to encourage all ages to learn an instrument, play music, and have fun. Above all , music is a social activity and needs an outlet. The Houston Music Academy studio is a space that provides that outlet and encourages collaboration among students. The ultimate goal is to create an ecosystem where students, instructors, and guest music clinicians have a chance to share their knowledge and skill. This opens the door for creative productivity for both student and teacher. Ultimately forming a community where musical ideas are shared and nurtured.
Before HMA, there was Saperlo Music. David created SaperloMusic.com as a one stop shop for free music instruction materials and videos. "It's really what started everything. I wanted to develop a site that brought students and instructors together with solid instruction materials, sheet music and videos. During the process HMA was launched." The work David accomplished there is the foundation for Houston Music Academy.
A graduate University of St. Thomas, David studied Guitar with Wolfgang Justin, played in the St Thomas Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, began working as a professional musician and ultimately earning a BA in Music and English Lit. At the Colegio Mayor Madrid, he studied guitar with Dimetrio Ballesteros and later with David Russell. David also holds an MS from the University of Houston and has worked professionally as a music software developer for Voyetra in NY. David is an HSPVA alumnus and formerly the Lanier Middle School Liason to HSPVA. David enjoys cooking paella and spending time with his Italian wife and kids.