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


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.

Bridget O'Leary

O'Leary Piano Studio



Bridget received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Teaching experience includes faculty position at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS and 15 years of teaching experience in her private studio. Qualified to teach students up to advanced level, and enthusiastically works with students of school age and adult age. Focusing on a holistic and comprehensive approach to technique and musicianship and encourages students to regularly perform and compete. Theory, sight-reading, and historical background are incorporated into lessons. Students can pursue a recreational or competitive lesson track.

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


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.


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.

Emese Pedroza
Teaching from my home studio in NW Raleigh, I specialize in the Suzuki Method (ages preschool and up). My Bachelor of Music in Piano and Master of Music in Teaching are from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.


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.

Amy Work, NCTM
Now accepting piano students of all ages and skill levels. With over twenty-four years of teaching experience I host annual recitals, competitive and non-competitive events, and conduct frequent group classes in a professional environment. My private and group class schedule offers structured and customized piano lessons for each individual student that focuses on sight-reading, theory, technical work, music artistry, and concert preparation for optimal growth and development in music education. Your children will develop a love and appreciation of music through my quality instruction in a fun and loving environment that will last a lifetime! Member of MTNA, NCMTA, RPTA, CAMTA, NC Federation of Music Clubs and I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano. Located in Wakefield Plantation in the North Raleigh area.