Carol enjoys teaching beginning to advanced piano students of all ages. In order to provide a broad musical foundation, she strives to tailor her students’ instruction to their individual goals and learning styles by incorporating music history, technique and theory. As a teacher with over 25 years experience, Carol believes that given a positive, encouraging environment, any student will gain confidence as they learn new musical skills.

Music has always been a large part of Carol’s life, beginning piano lessons at the age of 8. She has enjoyed working in church music ministries since 1987, directing adult, youth, and children’s choirs as well as participating on worship teams as a pianist and vocalist.  Carol earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a Formal Minor in Music from Washington State University, graduating summa cum laude.  Carol is a member of Music Teachers National Association.

Carol has been married to Rod for 38 years and they have three adult daughters. She lists her three darling grandchildren, family and friends as her favorite interests. Carol also enjoys entertaining, drinking tea, and relaxing during her spare time.

Piano and Theory Teacher - 1990 to present

Director of Music and Worship Ministries - Woodland Presbyterian Church,  2002-2010

Theory Teacher (volunteer) - Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Portland Oregon, 2001

Church Musician & Choir Director- Southport Church of Christ, Australia, 1987-1997

Vocal Coach - Youth for Christ Touring Team, Australia, 1998

Committee member and Choir Director- Dreamworld Carols by Candlelight, Australia, 1991-1994

Gold Coast Combined Churches Choir Director, Australia, 1991-1997

Pianist for Trinity Lutheran Primary School, Australia, 1994-1996

Director of Bill Newman Crusade Chorale, Australia, 1990 


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Social Science, summa cum laude 

with a Formal Minor in Music

Washington State University-Vancouver, 2002

Nominee for Dean's Award for Student Achievement
Golden Keys National Honor Society
President's Honor Roll

Associate of Arts Degree, with highest honors
Area of Study: Music
Clark College, 2000


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
National Dean's List
Vice President's List

Piano studies with Laurie Pratt and Angela Williams

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