Raleigh Piano Teachers Association

An Affiliate of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association

The following RPTA teachers are currently accepting new students. Prospective students may inquire by e-mail or phone. 

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


Crystal Callahan


Openings available for all students ages 5 through Adult. Graduate of Campbell University, B.A. in Piano Pedagogy. Lessons offered in student’s homes.

Medea Kiknadze-Toumadjanov
Openings available for Beginner - Advanced students. 

Kathleen Vockeroth
Piano instruction for all ages, including Adults. Located near Capital Blvd, between I440 and I540.


Carole Nicholson, NCTM

Piano instruction for adult students, Beginning - Advanced. Located near intersection of Wade Avenue and Ridge Road.


Jennifer Paschal



Offering voice lessons for all levels, and piano lessons for beginners through early intermediate levels. Students benefit from my experience as a music educator and professional singer, as well as my background in psychology. Gain confidence as you hone your developing skills in a supportive environment through monthly group lessons, studio recitals, and student audition experiences. Member National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, and American College of Musicians. Located mid-town near the Beltline and North Hills Shopping Center.


Victoria King
Located near Olivia Raney Local History Library in Oak View Park. Accepting students ages 8 and up, including adults of all ages, beginning and intermediate levels, between 2pm to 7pm during weekdays. Have been playing since 1996, teaching since 2012. Music background also includes studies at Valdosta State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. RPTA, NCMTA and MTNA member.


Susan Burnette

Elementary through high school students welcome. Located near Lynn Road Elementary School in North Raleigh.


Lanette Lind



I am now accepting new students, all ages and levels, for piano, theory, and composition. Each student receives a strong foundation in reading and counting. As they progress, the curriculum is tailored to their specific interests. Although my main goal is to foster a lifetime love of music, many of my students have decided to pursue advanced degrees in piano performance and have received prestigious scholarships. As Artistic Director of the Free Spirits Ensemble, I play 6 or 7 concerts a year and am active as a composer. My address is 1400 Lakepark Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612 (off of Leadmine between Lynn Road and Millbrook).


Donna Naeser

The Singing Keyboard Piano Studio
Immediate openings for students ages 5 to Adult; Beginners to Advanced. Located off of Leadmine Road between Millbrook and Lynn Rds. Looking for students who are excited about playing for the rest of their lives.


Anne Patterson
Piano Arts: A Full Curriculum Studio 

Emphasizing effective music reading, performance skills, technic, theory and music history; accommodating individual learning styles; enhancing mind-body communication; removing blocks to learning, understanding and performing; welcoming students of all ages and levels.


Galina Scholten-Makarevitch
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! My studio is in north-west Raleigh, west of Glenwood-Duraleigh: 4724 Parr Vista Court, Raleigh 27612  Please visit my website www.pianostudiogalina.com

Tina Lyons-Bowman
NW Raleigh, near Old Creedmoor/Carpenter Pond Rd intersection, near Hwy 98. 15+ years experience teaching private studio piano lessons that include theory and composition. Ages 6 through adult, and beginners are welcome. Recitals are twice a year, and students have the opportunity to participate in the Young Artist Auditions each year. Member of RPTA, NCMTA, and MTNA

Debra Heath
Accepting students from 6 years through high school, beginning through early advanced levels. Homeschoolers welcome. Recitals twice a year as well as other opportunities for performance. Graduate of Meredith College, active member of RPTA, NCMTA, and MTNA. 
Judi Kochik


NW Raleigh between Leesville Rd. and Hwy. 98. Now accepting Beginning, Intermediate, and early Advanced piano students, ages 6 to adult. Over 20 years of private and classroom teaching. I hold a current NC license for music education K-12, and am a member of the RPTA, NCMTA, and the Naitonal Guild of Piano Teachers. Please write or call to receive a studio information letter or to set up an interview.

Cynthia Wade Cruce
North Raleigh, near Leesville Rd and Westgate. NEW! Group Piano Classes beginning summer of 2016. Private voice and piano lessons also available. 20+ years experience teaching. All ages. Recitals every year. BA Music. NC Licensed/Certified K-12. Member of RPTA, NCMTA, and MTNA.

Gerry Diamond
Family Piano Academy  
Twenty great piano instructors teaching all ages, levels, and genres. Please visit our website to meet our staff and request a free trial lesson.
Pamela Tsai
Elementary school age through adult students welcome, all levels. Located in North Raleigh, two miles north of 540 on Six Forks Road. Bachelor of Music Degree from Meredith College and Master of Music Degree from Florida State University.