Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings
Carolyn has enjoyed piano all her life, begging her parents to let her take lessons when she was only seven years of age; her first accompanying gig at the age of 11. At age nine, she begged for violin lessons, and quickly rose through orchestra chairs in middle and high school. Since then she has developed her love of music and additionally learned euphonium, voice, and organ. She was a participant of Dublin Scioto High School’s Orchestra, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Chorale. In Orchestra she was a first violin by her sophomore year of high school, and was second chair by her senior year. Outside of school, she rose to the position of solo euphonium in the All-Star Brass Bands and competed in the National Association of Brass Bands of America (NABBA) Competition. Carolyn attended Capital University studying piano and violin, performing with the CAP/Bexley Orachestra on violin under Dr. Nicholas Perrini, and recording with the Symphonic Winds and Boston Brass on piano her first year. She took voice lessons, sang for a jazz ensemble, and took private music composition lessons also. She graduated from Capital University majoring in music, having studied piano with world reknown Dr. Tianshu Wang among others.
She continues to perform and accompany around Columbus for local theaters, choirs, and collegiate students.
Carolyn has lived in New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan, and is now pursuing a second Bachelor’s Degree in Education for teaching English to English language learners. However, music is still her first love, and wishes to share it with others.
Carolyn believes a successful teacher has patience, empathy, enjoyment, and encouragement. She understands each student is different with different needs and desires. She tries to incorporate pieces and activities into the lessons that the students would prefer while still setting a standard for theory, ear training, and technique. She understands learning an instrument is a long and difficult process, and is there to help her students utilize however much time they can offer towards their instrument while maintaining their enjoyment.
Fri & Sat: 11am-6pm