Carrie Evans

Carrie E.

Summerville, SC
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching piano for over 15 years, both in the classroom and private lesson settings. I hold a Bachelor's degree in music and a Master's in early childhood and elementary education, but I believe anyone can learn an instrument-so all ages and skill levels are welcome. I fervently believe that a solid foundation in music theory and technique goes a long way, but I also know from experience that choosing to play the types of music you love is essential to successful learning. Music should bring joy, so no matter what style you want to learn, I can help you fall in love with it even more! As a professional worship leader and pianist I have the experience to work across genres, so whether you have always dreamed of learning or are browsing for a child just beginning to consider it, I would love to work with you!

About Carrie E.

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.

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Anthony H.
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Excellent training.

Posted Aug 30, 2019
Ray
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Professional, knowledgeable, and experienced teacher. Also well educated, keeps students accountable and makes learning fun! I highly recommend her as a teacher and as a person!

Posted Dec 12, 2018
Amy
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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.

Posted Sep 16, 2018

Experience

Assistant Worship Leader and Pianist
Jan 2017 - Present

Oakbrook Community Church

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.

Private Voice and Piano Teacher
Nov 2008 - Present

Noteworthy Music

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

Worship Leader
Jan 2008 - Jul 2016

Covenant Community Church

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

Private Voice and Piano Teacher
Apr 2005 - Nov 2008

Musician Supply

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

Director of Children's Music
Nov 2003 - Aug 2007

Lexington Presbyterian Church

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

Education

Master of Arts in Teaching
Aug 2006 - Jan 2009

Columbia International University

Bachelor of Science in Music and Bible
Aug 2001 - Dec 2004

Columbia International University

Certifications

South Carolina Initial Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Dec 2008

State of South Carolina

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.
ACSI Certification in Elementary Education and Endorsements in Bible and Early Childhood Education
Dec 2008

Association of Christian Schools International

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.

Awards

Recognition of Excellence: Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam
Dec 2008

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