Carrie Evans

Carrie E.

Summerville, SC
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Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching piano for over 15 years, both in the classroom and private lesson settings. 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 that you should love what you do. If that love is classical music, then this is the place for you-music should bring joy! Because I am a classically trained pianist I can help you achieve your goals, whether they be to prepare for a college or governor's school audition, to prepare for competitions, or simply to play the music you most enjoy. 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!
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Carrie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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


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


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.


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

2 Reviews

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Ray Dec 12, 2018
Piano · Online

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!

Amy Sep 16, 2018
Singing · In home

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.

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