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Vivian Adams

Instruments/Subjects: Piano
Styles: All styles
Ages: All ages
Years of Experience: 19
Education: MM Piano Performance UNC-Greensboro,
BA Piano Performance Peace College
Rates: $25/30 minutes, $37.50/45 minutes, $50/60 minutes
Availability: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Tel: (919) 900-0472
Email: vmadams829@gmail.com

Bio

Ms. Adams is a classically trained pianist, educator, and performer from Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Adams began private piano study at the age of six under her grandmother, Vivian Mooney. With credentials including Associate and Bachelor degrees in Music and a Master in Piano Performance, Ms. Adams began her secondary education with a music scholarship at Peace College (where she studied under Dr. Ray Kilburn) and graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (where she studied under Dr. Joseph DiPiazza) and the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. After graduating from UNCG Ms. Adams continued her music studies under Dr. Milton Laufer from 2006-2010. She continues to study piano in the area with various instructors.  Ms. Adams' professional life has included regional music competitions, study abroad, and master classes with world-renowned musicians, composers, and music educators. A music educator, Adams began her personal instruction of students while an undergraduate at the Raleigh Community Music School, a small, local education program dedicated to locating talent and fostering a love of music among all, regardless of socioeconomic background. From 2007-2010 she was summer music camp coordinator and instructor at The Lexington School in Lexington, Kentucky.  As well, she has served as full time instructor at The Music Academy of North Carolina in Greensboro, Diamond Music Academy (an Explore Creative Learning Center), and Raleigh Community Music School. She worked as coordinator of the Summer Private Lessons Program at Ravenscroft School from 2005-2015 and served as piano instructor at Ravenscroft School from 2003-2015. Currently Ms. Adams is Coordinator of the Private Lessons Program at Trinity Academy of Raleigh. Ms. Adams also maintains a small private home studio, coordinates the Triangle Youth Piano Festival and Competition, runs a studio in Cary, North Carolina, adjudicates for competitions and festivals, and is a volunteer pianist at Greystone Baptist Church. Her students participate in state wide piano festivals and competitions which include Federation, Royalty Competition, Royal Conservatory, ECU Piano and Organ Competition, Triangle Youth Piano Festival and Competition, and Guild.  Ms. Adams is also an active member of The National Guild of Music Teachers and National Federation of Music Clubs.

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