- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I am a professional worship leader and pianist, as well as a professional teacher. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Music, specifically voice and piano, from Columbia International University and a Master of Arts in Teaching early childhood and elementary education from that same school. I have been in this industry since I was a child, working both professionally and in a volunteer capacity. I have done everything from touring with choral groups, to directing musicals, to conducting children and adult choirs, to writing and arranging music for choirs and students, to teaching individual and group lessons.
My passion is the music of the church, but I am classically trained and have taught many different styles throughout my career, from Broadway to gospel and many things in between. I endeavor with each of my students to find their passion and goals before we ever dig in to the mechanics of learning to play so that I can direct your lessons in the way that best suits you. If playing off of a chord chart with a band is your goal, I can make your lessons suit that purpose. If you want to work toward competitions as a classical musician, I can help there too. I can also help if all you want to do is play for your own enjoyment or raise a well rounded child who appreciates the arts! While the basics of music theory are foundational and need to be taught, the techniques and methodology can be adjusted to suit your needs, whatever they may be.
I look forward to speaking with you and getting the chance to help you fall in love with music and to work toward your goals.
Assist the Worship Pastor in leading rehearsals and preparing the band and vocalists for regular Sunday morning services; fill in for the Worship Pastor in leading worship as needed; write and arrange choral music for the church choir; accompany vocalists and instrumentalists in special music as needed; sing, accompany, and assist in planning for special services as needed throughout the year and according to the church calendar.+ Read More
Teach half hour and one hour private lessons in piano and voice to students ranging in age from 5 years to adult; plan and teach group lessons in piano and voice; design lesson plans and games based on student needs and curriculum; utilize a variety of instructional strategies based on student age and learning style; plan recitals and ministry opportunities within the community+ Read More
Planned and presented music and worship to coincide with the preaching of God's Word in a small church plant community; directed music teams of 5-10 adult and 5-10 youth volunteers; planned and presented special services in line with the church calendar; planned and led retreats and service projects for teams; sang and played piano as worship leader in all services; used technology creatively in order to maintain organization for teams and church leadership and accessibility for the congregation as a whole through worship planning websites and pod-casts+ Read More
Taught half hour and one hour private lessons in piano and voice to students ranging in age from 5 years to adult; planned and taught group lessons to classes of 10 students each
Taught one hour music class once a week to groups of first through sixth grade students; designed lesson plans, activities, and handouts; utilized a variety of instructional strategies; planned and co-directed musicals and other programs
This certification is not current because I am teaching in a homeschool setting instead of a Christian school setting. I maintain continuing education in order to renew this certification at a later date.
This certification is not current because I am teaching in a homeschool setting instead of a public school setting. I maintain continuing education in order to renew this certification at a later date.
Carrie did a great job helping my son with voice lessons. She is very thourough and very kind. Carrie is very knowledgeable in this area and helped my son greatly. I would highly recommend her.