Home > Texas > Austin
Karol Ann Badgett has been an active member of the Austin musical community since 1970. In addition to teaching privately, she has taught class piano at St. Edward's University and Texas State University as well as teaching theory as an Assistant Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been active as an accompanist for dance, musical theater, opera workshops, vocal and instrumental recitals and is currently an active church musician. She holds a doctorate in composition from The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Badgett is an active composer with a portfolio of works for piano solo, chamber music, choral music, and music for orchestra.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, The Butler School of Music, The University of Texas at Austin (2008)
  • Master of Music in Piano Performance, Texas State University (2001)
  • Master of Music in Composition, The University of Texas at Austin (1977)
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, The University of Texas at Austin (1973)


Donald Grantham, Kevin Puts, Russell Pinkston, Karl Korte, Joseph Schwantner,
Eugene Kurtz, and Russell Riepe

Timothy D. Woolsey, Nancy Garrett, Danielle Martin

Offering Lessons in Piano, Theory, and Composition
Lessons are traditional one-on-one lessons and include standard classical repertoire as well as 20th and 21st century classical styles. Theory and musicianship includes: sight-reading, sight-singing/ear-training, common practice harmony, contemporary styles, and improvisation. Students at a certain level of advancement may opt to focus on composition lessons or theory tutorials independently of traditional piano lessons. Students may begin lessons as early as five. Beginners at any age are welcome. Lessons may either be a half-hour, forty-five minutes, or one hour depending on the age of the student and their level of advancement.

The creativity of each student is welcomed in an atmosphere of self-paced activity rather than a competitive one. Performing is encouraged as a connection with others and as the sharing of our art with the community around us.


Studio Location
6208 A Shadow Valley Drive
Austin, Texas 78731
(512) 436-9979