Congratulations to our July Artist of the Month, George Variames!
George Variames is currently working as the music director for Miss Saigon: School Edition with NTPA Plano. George is a renowned vocal coach and pianist and is excited to be joining the NTPA team!
George is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and completed a major part of his musical education at the American Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano with Audrey Evans and voice with Wilma Osheim. He then moved to DFW and attended the University of North Texas and studied piano with Mischa Safarian and voice with Dr. Cody Garner where he completed his Bachelor of Music Education degree. He then went on to teach music and theater at Dallas ISD for four years. He pursued and completed my Masters in Piano Performance at Texas A & M in Commerce, Texas where he studied piano with Dr. Luis Sanchez.
George now runs his own studio and has been teaching piano and voice for over 22 years. He currently has a studio of approximately 70 students, and performs throughout the year with many of his students. His 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”.