Courtney Cotton

Courtney C.

Nashville, TN

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Courtney delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

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A Nashville native, I started teaching piano lessons in 2000. I love educating students around all things music - from jazz, pop, classical and contemporary! I am an active member of the Nashville Area Piano Study Club and a graduate of Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music pre-college program, where I studied music theory, music history and piano performance courses for more than ten years under the Myra Jackson Blair Scholarship with Craig Nies. Additionally, I received piano scholarships from multiple universities and colleges and received the highest scholarship in history from Furman University for any musical instrument. Ranked first in multiple national piano competitions and third in an international piano competition, I love music and am excited to share my passion with others in a learning environment, where your child will be engaged while having a blast!

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Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Jan 2012 - Present
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Communications Manager
Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee


Graphic Design
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Middle Tennessee State University
Piano Performance
Aug 2001 - May 2003
Furman University
Piano Performance, Music Theory and Music History
Aug 1990 - Aug 2001
Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music


Annual Myra Jackson Blair Scholarship (1990 - 2001)
Aug 2001
Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music
Piano Performance Scholarship
Dec 2000
Millsaps College
Piano Performance Scholarship
Dec 2000
Samford University
Piano Performance Scholarship
Dec 2000
Hendrix College
Piano Performance Scholarship
Dec 2000
Furman University
Piano Performance - First Place
Jun 1999
Young Artist's Achievement Award
Piano Performance - First Place
Jun 1999
Tennessee State Music Teachers' Competition
Piano Performance - Third Place
Sep 1996
Twentieth Century International Piano Competition
Piano Performance - Finalist
May 1995
Stravinsky International Piano Competition

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3 Reviews

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Ellen Jun 16, 2017
Piano · In studio

Courtney is a beautiful pianist, which comes from that rare mix of pure talent and strong drive to perfect her performance. Her natural exuberance, patience, perseverance, and drive make her an excellent teacher!

Kathy Aug 29, 2016
Piano · In studio

I have seen Ms. Cotton in action and am impressed with every area of her teaching. Her knowledge, patience and encouragement are particularly striking. Although I am an accomplished pianist and have been playing decades long than she, I consult her for "mimi lessons" she is the most talented performer I have personally ever known and I am a music professional.

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Jennie Aug 28, 2016
Piano · In home

Fantastic training with one of the best professionals at Blair School of Music. A beautiful, expressive player with a very calm, patient, and positive attitude - all attributes a good teacher should have.

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