Taylor May

From a very young age, around 2 or 3, Taylor would sit at the piano and sound out songs she knew. She quickly came to understand pitch and visualized music pitches on the keyboard and became a self-taught pianist. At the age of 11, Taylor received a guitar from her great-grandfather, and taught herself how to play basic chords. She received a banjo and mandolin the next year after he passed, and taught herself the respective chords, developing an understanding of fretted string instruments and their similarities. Learning banjo and different styles of picking and frailing, Taylor grew tremendously in skill with guitar, realizing that knowing more instruments encouraged deeper understanding of other instruments. At age 12, Taylor became an oboist – learning music theory and studying privately. Once introduced to music theory and composition, her insight on music widened. She is now able to teach others of all ages and all learning abilities, music and instruments in a way they can understand, retain, and enjoy. She is a singer/songwriter who plays live in Fort Worth, venues including The White Elephant in the Stockyards, Fort Worth Live (now called The Post), and Shipping & Receiving. Taylor’s students love working with her, and her approach as a musician who is self-taught gives her a unique perspective on music that few others have.