Rockwall School of Music Owners Recognized at Music Academy Success Conference

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 9, 2019) Russ and Karen Porter, owners of the Rockwall School of Music, were awarded the Faith, Belief, Action award by the Music Academy Success during its annual conference held in Dallas this past weekend.

The award was presented to Russ and Karen based on their Faith in themselves and what they’re called do; their Belief in their business and how it can impact their community; and the Action they’re willing to take to make this happen. In addition to the award, Russ and Karen were also recognized as finalists in the 2019 National Music School of the Year competition.

“Receiving the Faith, Belief, Action award and being a finalist in the 2019 National Music School of the Year competition is such a huge honor for us,” Russ said. “It raises the profile of the Rockwall School of Music on a national level with other successful privately-owned music schools across the US and around the world. We couldn’t be more proud of our success and the support of our community.”

Russ and Karen joined the international Music Academy Success organization a few years ago, and began implementing some of the growth principles they learned from the organization. The business strategies they were taught has helped Rockwall School of Music to grow tremendously over the past year. They now have over 500 students currently enrolled for weekly music lessons — an increase of 25 percent from the previous year! Rockwall School of Music has also been recognized locally for multiple years in a row as the Best Music Studio/Lessons in the Rockwall area by readers of the Living Magazine along with the Reader’s Choice Award by the Rockwall Herald Banner.

On April 1, Rockwall School of Music moved into a brand new state-of-the-art facility at 1920 Mims Road, which will allow them room for more growth and to reach more children, teens and adults who have a passion for music. The Rockwall Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate Rockwall School of Music’s new facility on Thursday, May 2, at 2 p.m. For more information visit

By Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News. Photos submitted by Rockwall School of Music.

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