Bryan Piano Studio 

Private Piano Lessons

About the Teacher - Carolyn Bryan

I am a private piano teacher in Concord, North Carolina. I am a permanent Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano through the Music Teachers National Association. I have over 15 years of music teaching experience. Originally from Charlotte, I have a very musical family and several of my family members have also made music the focus of their careers. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Minor in Church Music from Judson College. While living in Virginia years ago, I maintained a large studio of more than 50 students and was very active in the Tidewater music community. In 2008 my family settled in Concord, NC where I currently instruct piano in my home studio. I have experience teaching piano and theory lessons in both private and group formats. In past years I have also taught preschool group music classes and led youth group music. I believe that piano lessons should be enjoyable and tailored to each student's style of learning. I am a dedicated music teacher who maintains my expertise by attending national and local conferences and workshops to continue providing the best music education possible for my students. 

Qualifications:

National Certification, Music Teachers National Association

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Judson College
Minor in Church Music, Judson College
Bachelor of Science in HID, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
 
Professional Associations:

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum (Committee 2011-2018 Scholarship & Endowment)

Charlotte Music Teachers Association Charlotte Music Club
North Carolina Music Teachers Association (Board Member 2011-2018 Webmaster)
Music Teachers National Association
National Federation of Music Clubs
 
Past Professional Associations:
American College of Musicians, Piano Guild
Tidewater Music Teachers Forum: Website Administrator, Yearbook Chairman
Virginia Music Teachers Association
Scherzo Music Club
ODU Classical Period Piano Competition, Judge
 
Continuing Education:
Music Teachers National Association, Conferences
North Carolina Music Teachers Association, Conferences
Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum, Workshops and Master Classes
 

Student Successes:


2018 NCMTA PPF District
- Superior Rating
     SUPERIOR Sriya Dhupati,
Jordyn Roberts
2018 NCMTA PPF State  - Superior Rating
     SUPERIOR Sriya Dhupati
    (Will perform at the NCMTA Fall Conference Honors Recital at NC School of the Arts)
2018 CPTF Theory Exam - Perfect Score  Elizabeth Bryan, John Bryan, Megan Liu

2017 CPTF Solo Auditions
         SUPERIOR  Megan Liu
2017 CPTF Theory Exam - Perfect Score  
Elizabeth Bryan, Jordyn Roberts
2017 NCMTA PPF District

         SUPERIOR  Nidhi Dhupati,
Ginny Ohlhaut, Sydney Roberts, Gayathri Srikanth
2017 NCMTA PPF State
         SUPERIOR  Nidhi Dhupati
        (Performed at the NCMTA Fall Conference Honors Recital at Elizabeth City State University)
2017 NFMC Scholarship Contest
         SUPERIOR  Tiffany Zhou
2017 NFMC Royalty District Contest - Second Place
         SUPERIOR  Tiffany Zhou

2016 Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Piano Solo Auditions
         SUPERIOR  Ginny Ohlhaut, Tiffany Zhou
2016 CPTF Theory Exam - Perfect Score  
Tiffany Zhou
2016 NCMTA District Contes
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         SUPERIOR  Megan Liu,  Ginny Ohlhaut,  Tiffany Zhou
2016 NCMTA State Contest
         SUPERIOR  Tiffany Zhou
        (Performed at the NCMTA Fall Conference Honors Recital at Wake Forest University)

2015 North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Contest

         SUPERIOR Ginny Ohlhaut
2015 Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Piano Solo Auditions
         SUPERIOR Ginny Ohlhaut
2015 CPTF Theory Test Perfect Score - Harshini Gadudasu
2014 North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Contest
         SUPERIOR Ginny Ohlhaut, Parker Sorensen
2014 Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Piano Solo Auditions
         SUPERIOR Megan Liu, Ginny Ohlhaut

2014 CPTF Theory Test Perfect Score - Parker Sorensen

2013 NFMC National Music Week Essay State Winner for NC - AJ Ohlhaut

2013 North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Contest
         SUPERIOR Parker Sorensen
2013 Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Piano Solo Auditions
         SUPERIOR Parker Sorensen

2012 North Carolina Music Teachers Association State Contest

         SUPERIOR Parker Sorensen

         (Performed at the NCMTA Fall Conference Honors Recital at Salem College)
2012 North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Contest

         SUPERIOR Parker Sorensen
2012 Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Piano Solo Auditions

         SUPERIOR/ FINALIST Parker Sorensen
2011 CPTF Theory Test Perfect Score - Lucas Kabasakalian

 
2006 - 2018 National Federation of Music Clubs Music Festival
      All participating students have received honor ratings.
 
2011 - 2017 National Federation of Music Clubs Hymn Festival
      All participating students have received honor ratings.