Raleigh Piano Teachers Association

An Affiliate of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association

The following RPTA teachers are currently accepting new students.

Need to add or update your listing?  Contact Rebekah Taylor at pianoist2006@gmail.com

27502

Bob Knott 

Bobknott92@gmail.com

919-961-0026

Over 50 years of teaching with BM and MA degrees in music, choral, vocal, piano and theory. My studio is in Apex and I also teach in your home. Ages 6 to adult, beginner to intermediate. Serving Apex, Holly Springs, Cary, Morrisville.


27511

Kellis Dryer
919-601-6113
www.kellispiano.com

Openings for students of all levels - beginning, intermediate, and advanced. I am an experienced teacher and pianist with a degree in piano performance and pedagogy and have been teaching piano students since 1988. I use successful teaching techniques and a thorough curriculum that includes note-reading, rhythm, proper technique, interpretation of various styles of music, ensemble playing, music theory, ear training, and other musicianship skills. 


Marlene Kelsey

jkelsey@bellsouth.net

919-467-0045

Studio off Kildaire Farm Rd near Queensberry Dr, MacGregor Downs subdivision. Teaching all ages and levels of music, beginning with 5-6 yr olds.

Kent Lyman, NCTM

lymank@meredith.edu

919-448-8718

Coordinator of Piano at Meredith College. Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from Indiana University. Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with MTNA. Accepting new students who are interested in serious piano study. This includes transfer students who are looking to move to the next level, and beginner students who show enthusiasm, musical aptitude, and have strong parental support.


Renee McKee  
renee.mckee@gmail.com
919-270-7104
Located off Cary Parkway near Kildaire Farm Road. All levels and ages welcome. Lessons are based on classical techniques with additional instruction avaialable in composition, improvisation and theory. Teaching since 1980.

Richard McKee
mckee@campbell.edu
919-270-7102
Located off Cary Parkway near Kildaire Farm Road. All levels and ages welcome. Lessons are based on classical techniques with additional instruction available in theory and improvisation. Teaching since 1980.

Natalya Pavlenko
Natalyap0112@gmail.com
919-244-9064
Home studio in a middle of Cary. Special musical and vocal programs for every student. Ages 4 and up are welcome. Theatrical music performances and musical concerts. Opportunities for ensemble playing for beginners through intermediate performers. Students receives a strong foundation in reading and playing all types of music, performance skills, theory and music history. Specialties include classical piano, vocal and keyboard techniques. Private lessons are complemented by keyboard lab and group classes. Lessons and concerts for students and parents.

Galina Scholten-Makarevitch
galinapiano@outlook.com
919-973-8580
www.pianostudiogalina.com
I studied at the Emils Darzins Special Music School and the State Conservatory in Riga, Latvia; graduated from the Odessa Conservatory and studied one year at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris with Germaine Mounier. My experience has shown me that the sooner the natural gifts and interests of a child/student are discovered, the faster his or her progress! Please visit my website www.pianostudiogalina.com

27516


Clara Yang

cyang18@email.unc.edu

http://music.unc.edu/people/musicfaculty/clara-yang/

Associate Professor of Piano and Head of Piano Area at UNC-Chapel Hill. Eastman School of Music (Doctor of Musical Arts, principal teacher: Nelita True). Yale School of Music (Master of Music, Artist Diploma, principal teacher: Claude Frank). University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (Bachelor of Music, Magna cum laude, principal teacher: John Perry). Accepting advanced-level pianists who are serious about studying piano.


27517


Christy Wilson

christypiano@nc.rr.com
919-537-8361
B.Mus.Ed. Shorter College; M.M. Piano Performance, Georgia State University; Artist Diploma, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. Accepting students ages 7 through adult, beginners through advanced. 30 years teaching experience. Located in Fearrington Village.
    
Brenda Bruce
brendabruce@mindspring.com
919-233-5200
Experienced teacher with a Masters in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory of Music, accepts transfer intermediate to advanced students. Focuses on individual students to develop their highest potential. Located in Lochmere in SE Cary. 

 
27518

Henry Hsieh
DuoKey Music, LLC
henry.hsieh@duokeymusic.com
919-600-8920
Teaching in a home studio located near SE Cary Parkway and Tryon Road. Accepting students ages five and up (all levels). Lessons will focus on note-reading, technique, basic theory, sight-reading, effective practicing, and overall musicianship. B.M. and M.M. in piano performance both received from the Eastman School of Music. Studied with Natalya Antonova and Alexander Kobrin.

Natalie Khatibzadeh
spot.natalie@gmail.com
908-310-3115
Suzuki Piano of the Triangle teaches piano to students as young as three years old, using the Suzuki Method. In a nurturing environment, students learn to play the piano with beautiful tone and correct technique. Suzuki Piano of the Triangle honors students’ individual personalities and contributions, patiently working with students to cultivate their talents.

Olga Urick

olgaurickpianostudio@gmail.com

919-434-4675

https://www.facebook.com/pg/carypianoteacher/about/?ref=page_internal

Independent studio in Cary NC. Degrees in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Solo Performance, and Accompaniment from the highest music college in the Ukraine. Teaching since 1981. Preparing students who want to strive for excellence.



27519
    
Dr. Stephen Fiess, DMA, NCTM
sf@StephenFiess.com
303-946-4483
Currently accepting students of all levels - Ages 6 and up (Adult Students welcome!) Lessons include music appreciation, repertoire, technique, and theory. Royal Conservatory and National Guild preparation available.
Organist - First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh; Published Author and Composer; DMA in Piano Performance, Pedagogy and Literature - University of Colorado/Boulder; MM in Piano Performance - Indiana University; Nationally Certified: MTNA, and National Guild of Piano Teachers.
Located in Waterford Estates - West Cary (O'Kelly Chapel & Green Level Church Roads).

Pin Pin Jong, NCTM
pinpinjong@gmail.com

919-447-0185
Past Piano faculty of Meredith College for 12 years. Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Meredith College. Master Degree in Piano from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. Accepting students who are eager to learn, diligent in practicing, and with strong parental support. Lessons offered before 4pm.

Florence Ko

florenceko6@yahoo.com
919-623-8363  
A few openings. Prefer Intermediate - Advanced levels.

Neal Wegener, NCTM
hrpiano@juno.com
720-810-2832
Currently accepting students at all levels - Ages 6 and up (Adult students welcome!) Lessons include music appreciation, repertoire, technique, and theory. National Guild preparation available. Hymn playing and sacred music preparation also available.
Nationally Certified: MTNA, and National Guild of Piano Teachers; Bachelor of Sacred Music degree - Phillips University; additional studies at Westminster Choir College - Princeton, New Jersey; and Texas Christian University - Fort Worth. I have served as Director of Music Ministries in churches in Oklahoma, New Jersey, Texas, and Colorado. Located in Waterford Estates - West Cary (O'Kelly Chapel & Green Level Church Roads).


27520

Neighborhood Academy of Music
Dr. Christine Rogers

neighborhoodmusic@embarqmail.com

Neighborhood Academy of Music has 15 piano teachers and accepts students of all ages and playing experience. Neighborhood Academy also offers voice, guitar, drums, woodwinds, brasses, strings, homeschool classes, music therapy, and Kindermusik. Opportunities for ensemble playing for intermediate through advanced performers. Located in Clayton near the new Hwy. 70 bypass and no more than 25 minutes from most homes in Raleigh.


27523


Pamela Wilkins 
legatomom@yahoo.com
919-372-7251
I am an experienced teacher with an undergraduate and masters degree in Piano Performance from UNCG and East Carolina University. I enjoy teaching students who are interested in serious piano study and want to strive for excellence. I prefer teaching intermediate to advanced levels but am willing to take a younger student who exhibits a desire to practice and learn. 

 


 

27526


Chrissy Ricker
cdcain@gmail.com

Masters degree in piano from Meredith College. Home studio near Fuquay and Holly Springs. Lessons for grades K-12, all skill levels welcome.


27529

Brad Hunnicutt
bradley@shawu.edu
Piano instruction ages 4 - Adult. Also offering composition, theory, and sightsinging to teenagers preparing for college. M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Oklahoma University. Ph.D. in music theory, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Nicolas Lira
lessons@nicolaslira.com
910-390-0126
Students of all ages welcome, including older adults. Teaches all styles for piano, saxophone, and clarinet, including popular music and jazz improvisation. Located in Garner and willing to travel to students' homes in Wake county. Piano studies at Michigan State University; M.M. at UNCSA; D.M.A. in Saxophone Performance and M.M. in Music Theory from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Performs locally as a church musician, and in a jazz combo.
 
27539
    
Heather Byrum
heatherspianolessons@yahoo.com
919-342-4091
Certified Music Teacher with B.A. in Music Education and Piano. I have been teaching since 2001 and offer Beginner through Early Advanced piano lessons. Studio located near Ten Ten Rd. and Graham Newton Rd. in Apex; convenient to West Lake School and Lake Wheeler.

Marcia Gandolph
marcia_gandolph@yahoo.com
Openings for 4 year olds and up. I teach a combination of traditional and Suzuki piano. Batchelor of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University, 40 years experience. Located near Ten Ten and Kildaire Farm Rd. In Apex, Holly Springs area.    
 
27540


Wassim Bejjani
hollyspringsmusic@gmail.com
919-285-1825
Home studio near Holly Springs Towne Center. Accepting new students of all levels, ages 6 and above. Studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, France, and the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music in Beirut, Lebanon. 

Morgan Butzow

morganbutzow77@gmail.com
919-539-8219
Home studio in Holly Springs. Beginners to Advanced. Ages 6 - Adult.

Lindsay Tomczak, NCTM
empowerpiano@gmail.com
858-776-7618
Home studio in Apex/Holly Springs area. Offering lessons for ages 5 - adult, beginners - early advanced levels. Experienced, nationally certified teacher with M.M. in Piano Pedagogy and Performance, Univ. of Oklahoma.
 
27544

Ashely Vernon-Hendrick
erzahler@zoho.com
252-762-3050
I've been a full-time music teacher for about 5 years. I've worked both at studio locations and teaching in-home lessons. My students' ages range from 4 to 14, but I also teach adults. I take a creative, personalized approach by getting to know each student first. I place special emphasis on an interactive plan combining ear training with theory. My students have a virtual recital at least once per semester.

27545
 
Fay Ward
Fay_Ward@ncsu.edu
919-210-9294
Located in Planter's Walk, Knightdale. Teaching students of all ages. Degree in Music Education.
 
 
27549

Hope Harris
prelude40strings@gmail.com
919-777-3716
Learn to play the piano and harp! Offering private lessons in the Wake Forest/Louisburg area. Beginner to intermediate students welcome. 

Anne Scoggin

avscoggin@aol.com
919-496-3758
Located in Louisburg, convenient to Youngsville, Wake Forest, and Henderson. Piano instruction for Beginners through Advanced levels. Experienced, certified teacher with Masters Degree in Performance and Pedagogy.  


27571

Gina Hayek
Heart and Soul, piano studio
Well-versed in Voice, vocal studio 
Ginashomestudio@gmail.com
919-606-8600
443 Shadowdale Lane 
Rolesville NC 27571

27587

Sheila Dacus, NCTM
dacuspiano@gmail.com
www.dacuspiano.com
913-961-4743
Piano instruction in Wake Forest home studio for all ages, beginning through advanced levels.  Experienced, nationally certified teacher with Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy.  Private lessons are complemented by computer lab and group classes.

Hope Harris
prelude40strings@gmail.com
919-777-3716
Learn to play the piano and harp! Offering private lessons in the Wake Forest area. Beginner to intermediate students welcome. 

Kendall Kelly

kendallruthkelly@gmail.com

kendallkelly.com

720-334-3536

I hold a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. I am currently accepting students of all skill levels and ages. Lessons in my home studio in Wake Forest will cover musicianship, technique, repertoire, music theory, ear training, and music history, with a program tailored to each student’s goals.
 
Jeanine Skinner

drskinner@musicacademysouth.com
919-556-6151
Offering piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, brass, woodwind, and drums at Music Academy South. 1241 S Main Street, Wake Forest, NC.

27592


Sharon Banks

haigler@msn.com

919-623-3405

I have a piano studio in my home in Willow Springs and am currently accepting all ages/levels of students from age 6 to adult.


27596

 
Susan Riggs
susan@riggsmusic.com 
919-630-6075
I teach at my home at 104 Bridle Trail, Youngsville 27596 and also at 5124-108 Departure Dr, Raleigh 27616. I have a BM in piano from UNC-Greensboro, and a voice minor. I have been teaching for over 26 years. I teach all levels up to college entrance. I have young and older students as well. I teach a classical background, but I also teach students who are not as interested in theory and reading, and wish to study ear training and chord sheets. I teach popular voice as well.