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Studio LocationPhoenix - 85013
Bethany Home & 12th Ave
Phone602-242-1262
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Carol Hill, NCTM

Piano, Accompanying

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
In my studio, students of all ages are taught the basics of music (theory, ear training, sight reading, history) and develop their own talents and interests. Emphasis is on classical music, building a foundation for other musical styles. Progress is determined by the student's practice and love of music. It takes work but the rewards are well worth the effort and will last a lifetime. Two grand pianos and a Clavinova digital piano provide additional possibilities for duets/duos and improvising.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
• Early study with Janice McCurnin, one of the founders of the Arizona Study Program
• Bachelor of Music from University of AZ (organ, accompanying)
• Accompanied university choirs and musicals
• Master of Music from Southern Methodist University (music education, organ, sacred music)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
• Church organist/choir director for over fifty years
• Piano teacher for over twenty-five years
• Public school K-12 music teacher before moving to Germany

Phoenix Music Teachers Association
• AZ Study Program Co-chair (several of my students have completed level 12A)
• Past president; past Piano Ensemble conductor and Music at the Mall chair; Scholarship committee

Arizona State Music Teachers Association
• 2001 AZ Teacher of the Year
• AZ Study Program adjudicator and past state chair
• Served on committee to write and update the ASP theory workbooks and repertoire guide
• 4th VP (publications)

Music Teachers National Association
• Nationally Certified Teacher of Music