- 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!
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.
School choir accompanist.
Piano teacher to 25+ students.
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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!
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!!+ Read More
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.+ Read More