Pink Couch Academy of Music shifts music school online, offers free piano lessons to Frisco residents

Pink Couch Academy of Music began offering its entire school online as of Monday. (Courtesy Pink Couch Academy of Music)
Pink Couch Academy of Music began offering its entire school online as of Monday. (Courtesy Pink Couch Academy of Music)

Pink Couch Academy of Music began offering its entire school online as of Monday. (Courtesy Pink Couch Academy of Music)

A Frisco music school is staying in business by continuing classes for its students from the comfort of their homes.

Pink Couch Academy of Music, a Frisco-based boutique music academy, shifted its entire music school online March 16 as coronavirus confines more families to their homes, owner Brittnee Belt said.

“I’ve had so many parents that have reached out to me and are just so grateful that their kids can have some normalcy in their lives, especially with all the changes going on,” Belt said.

For a limited time, Frisco residents can take advantage of a free, 30-minute beginner piano class online, she said. The first lesson took place yesterday, and the next is Thursday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m.

“It’s just kind of a fun thing that the parents can log into and their kid can learn a little bit about beginner piano,” Belt said. “And if they want to continue with more advanced classes, they can.”


The academy typically offers its voice and instrument lessons, songwriting sessions, stage classes and artist development classes at its location on Avon Lane. All classes are now being offered online, Belt said.

So far, the shift to online-only has been successful for the music school, Belt said. Of the school’s 100 students, only three were not interested in taking online classes.

“I think that speaks a lot about the way parents are responding to it,” she said.

Not only are online classes keeping the school’s students mentally engaged, Belt said, they are helping keep Pink Couch Academy of Music afloat while many small businesses struggle to keep their doors open.

“Instead of losing our revenue and putting eight of our teachers out of a paycheck, we decided we wanted to adapt,” she said.
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


MOST RECENT

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

Frisco confirmed another mosquito pool that tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco set to spray for mosquitoes June 19-21

The spraying will occur to the west and south of Northwest Community Park.

Hand pulling slice of pizza from a box
Romeo's Pizza arrives in Frisco

Romeo's Pizza brought its cuisine to the Lone Star State this month. The chain's first Texas location is in Frisco.

Bojangles recently announced it signed a franchise agreement to open a new location in Richardson. (Courtesy Bojangles)
Bojangles fried chicken coming to Richardson; bar and grill opens at Grapevine golf course and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

food
Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco set for summer renovations

Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco is brightening up their dining experience just in time for summer.

George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco's first, only city manager George Purefoy projected to retire next year, city says

Purefoy has overseen execution of laws and the day-to-day administrative affairs for 34 years.

Three Empires Brewing Co. is projected to open this fall at the Main Street Food Hall, 9145 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. (Courtesy Three Empires Brewing Co.)
Three Empires Brewing Co. eyes fall opening in Frisco’s Main Street Food Hall

The brewery will have indoor seating and a large, outside patio and beer garden behind the building.

Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Nerdvana Frisco completed renovations in May at 5757 Main St., Ste. 112, Frisco. (Courtesy Nerdvana Frisco)
Nerdvana Frisco renovates, adds second bar

The newly renovated space now features a second bar complete with video game options and more space for tabletop gaming.

Gidi Bar & Grill is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Gidi Bar & Grill)
Gidi Bar & Grill opens in west Frisco

The restaurant serves African fusion meals and a full bar with music and an entertaining atmosphere.

Men's T Clinic opened June 14 at 5000 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 420, Frisco. (Courtesy Men's T Clinic)
Men's T Clinic opens location in north Frisco

The facility offers a variety of healthcare services for men.