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 20 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. 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:

Permanent 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 2011-2020 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 (listing the last 10 years):

2006 - 2022 National Federation of Music Clubs Music Festival

      All participating students have received honor ratings.

2011 - 2022 National Federation of Music Clubs Hymn Festival

      All participating students have received honor ratings. 
2022 NCMTA PPF District - Honors Joanna Chen and Matthew Sang

2022 NFMC Theory Exam - Superior Rating Elizabeth Bryan, John Bryan, Joanna Chen, Cora Goforth, Lylah        Goforth, Jordyn Roberts, Audharsh Srikanth

2021 NCMTA PPF District - Highest Honors Joanna Chen, Lylah Goforth

2021 NFMC Theory Exam - Superior Rating Alicia Azevedo, Elizabeth Bryan, John Bryan, Joanna Chen, Jordyn Roberts, Audharsh Srikanth

2020 NCMTA PPF District - Highest Honors Baiyin Ji

2020 NCMTA PPF State - Highest Honors Baiyin Ji

    (Performed at the virtual NCMTA Fall Conference Honors Recital)

2020 NFMC Theory Exam - Superior Rating

Alicia Azevedo, Elizabeth Bryan, John Bryan, Joanna Chen, Jordyn Roberts, Audharsh Srikanth

2019 NCMTA PPF District - Superior Rating Baiyin Ji

2019 NFMC Theory Exam - Superior Rating  Alicia Azevedo, Elizabeth Bryan, John Bryan

2018 NCMTA PPF District - Superior Rating Sriya Dhupati, Jordyn Roberts

2018 NCMTA PPF State  - Superior Rating Sriya Dhupati

    (Performed 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  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 Contest 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