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Carly Walton- Comprehensive piano lessons and private piano lessons

Carly is a native of Mesa, AZ. She has been playing the piano since she was 7 and has always enjoyed practicing and mastering new pieces. Carly began accompanying for school and church choirs at the age of 12. She started teaching her first students at 16 and knew it would be a lifelong passion. Her love for piano took her to Boston, MA where she studied piano at Berklee College of music. She graduated from Berklee in 2012.  It was here that her love for jazz and pop music developed. She has taught general music and choral music in charter schools and now enjoys teaching piano full time. She has had over 150 private students ranging from ages 5-75 over the past 11 years and loves what she does!

“I believe that learning to play the piano is one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences a person can embark upon. Not only is a student learning music but they are learning self-discipline, hard work, interpretation, time management and so many other invaluable skills. It will not only bless the life of the student but the lives of countless others! It is simply wonderful.”
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Emily Kempton- Private piano lessons 
Emily is currently attending Arizona State University as an undergraduate in Piano Performance. Emily has over 12 years experience of playing the piano and over 6 years experience with accompanying choirs, vocalists, and other instrumentalists. She has had the opportunity to teach piano to children ages 3 to 15. Emily currently studies piano under Dr. Baruch Meir at Arizona State. She has also studied piano performance from Cristiano Manzoni and vocal performance from Susanna Rigacci at the Accademia Europea di Firenze. Emily has a love for performing and accompanying, but an even deeper love for teaching piano. She plans to continue her education and pursue a degree in piano pedagogy after graduating from Arizona State University. She hopes to impart her love and knowledge of the piano to her students so that they can benefit from the many rewards learning the piano provides.