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Carly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2006

Carly is a native of Mesa, AZ. She has been playing the piano since she was 7 and has always enjoyed practicing and mastering new pieces. Carly began accompanying for school and church choirs at the age of 12. She started teaching her first students at 16 and knew it would be a lifelong passion. Her love for piano took her to Boston, MA where she studied piano at Berklee College of music. She graduated from Berklee in 2012. It was here that her love for jazz and pop music developed. She has taught general music and choral music in charter schools and now enjoys teaching piano full time. She has had over 150 private students ranging from ages 5-75 over the past 11 years and loves what she does!

“I believe that learning to play the piano is one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences a person can embark upon. Not only is a student learning music but they are learning self-discipline, hard work, interpretation, time management and so many other invaluable skills. It will not only bless the life of the student but the lives of countless others! It is simply wonderful.”

Carly currently has 10 students on skype who she has been working with for more than 3 years, she has been very impressed with how well they learn through the means of excellent technology!

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Experience

Private studio owner
Aug 2011 - Present
Walton Music Studio

I've enjoyed building my own piano teaching business. I've worked with over 200 students of all ages and levels! Group classes, master classes, private lessons, online lessons, etc.

Accompanist
Aug 2004 - May 2006
Mountain View High School

School choir accompanist.

Piano Teacher
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
La Musique Studio

Piano teacher to 25+ students.

Education

Piano Performance and Music Education
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Arizona State Music Teachers Association
Jan 2013

Arizona State Music Teachers Association is a professional, non-profit educational organization designed to enhance the professionalism, personal growth and career development of its members. We have local associations throughout Arizona and are affiliated with Music Teachers National Association.

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National Organization of Women
Jan 2010

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Photos & Videos

Two siblings playing a duet together during a skype lesson. This is their first year in piano lessons.
Photo by Carly W.

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Harry Potter Medley
Teaching the E major scale
Teaching "The Chase" from Piano Adventures level 5
Jazz Reflection/ Piano adventures level 5
Star Wars Medley
My YouTube channel has videos of me playing songs from many piano method books.
Photo by Carly W.
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3 Reviews

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Amanda May 23, 2016
Piano · Online

When we moved away from Carly, we wanted to keep our lessons with her, so we started online lessons! Carly interacts easily through the screen, and my kids think it's cool to use the computer. I'd suggest Carly's online lessons to anyone!

Sarah May 18, 2016
Piano · Online

My two girls have been taking online piano lessons with Carly through Skype for a year now. It was been the best experience! We get a full lesson experience even though it's online. I'm really amazed at how well it works. And I love that I don't have to drive them to piano or worry about my house being clean! And Carly is fabulous! Not only is she an amazing pianist, but she's the perfect blend of expecting the girls to work hard and being a super sweet teacher at the same time. I love her teaching style and I have seen a huge improvement in my girls since we have started with Carly. Her knowledge and love of music is evident and she wants to pass that on to her students. She really is the best teacher!!

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Stephanie May 18, 2016
Piano · Online

We have loved our Skype lessons from Carly. At first I was a little skeptical how piano lessons online would be but it's been so good for us. That being said I do sit and practice 2-3 times a week with my kids to make sure they are doing things correctly, but I know that is not mandatory. To my knowledge they are progressing and moving as quickly as they would with a traditional teacher. Carly lets us have our lessons before school at 7:00 which is awesome because it doesn't take up a weekday afternoon. If there is ever a conflict she has always been good about moving our lesson time so we can get it in. She is so nice to the kids, and they love her.

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