Private music lessons – whether for piano, voice, strings, or band instruments are a great way to expose your child to music and ensure that they get one-on-one help.
Students that study privately not only progress faster on their chosen instrument(s), but the skills and discipline required for music also improves academic and athletic performance.
Finding a Music Teacher
There is one big challenge in private music study.
Finding a qualified and reputable music teacher!
There are lots of people offering piano and voice lessons who have little to no formal music training and can barely perform beginner pieces!
Good teachers should be able to do the following things for students:
- Teach correct technique (breathing, bowing, hand position, posture, etc.)
- Demonstrate this correct technique in their own playing and demonstrating
- Teach and demonstrate useful practice strategies. “Do it again” is not always the answer!
- Demonstrate and explain the difference in style for different genres and composers (Classica vs. Romantic era, Opera vs. Musical Theater vs. Pop, etc.)
- Provide appropriate repertoire for the student. It’s even better if the teacher can provide music in styles that the student prefers.
If your current music teacher is unable (or unwilling) to do these things, you should look for a different teacher!
All the music teachers listed below are KMTA members and are dedicated to delivering quality and professional music education to young musicians throughout Kentucky, in accordance with KMTA’s mission statement.
Are you a teacher in KMTA that would like to be listed on this chart? Send an email with your information (name, email, instrument(s) taught, location) to webmaster Colin Dorman.
Kentucky Music Teachers Listing
If you know what you’re looking for, you can search for a particular teacher, instrument, or location by typing it into the search box below. Or you can simply scroll through the list to see all of our listed teachers.
Teachers labeled NCTM have earned the Nationally Certified Teacher of Music credential from MTNA. More information about the credential, what it means, and how to earn it can be found on the MTNA Professional Certification page. You can also filter by NCTM teachers by typing “NCTM” in the search box.
|Teacher Name:||Lessons on:||Website||Phone||Address/Area|
|Andzulis, Victor, NCTM||Piano||Website||(865) 696-0746||University of the Cumberlands; Williamsburg|
|Aubrey, Diana, KCTM||Piano||(270) 358-8820||112 S Walters Ave. Suite 103 Hodgenville, KY 42748|
|Bertram, Kinly||Piano||(606) 307-8651||Rineyville/Hardin County|
|Bertram, Sharon, KCTM||Piano|
|(606) 348-5738||590 Worsham Lane, Monticelo, KY 42633|
|Diamond, Carolyn||Piano||(606) 437-2398||Pikeville, KY|
|Doran, David, Ph.D, NCTM||Piano|
|South East Jefferson County|
|Durr, Nina Belle, NCTM||Piano|
|Encore Piano Studio||Piano||Lakeside Park|
|Franklin, Kathy||Piano, Violin||Website||Florence|
|Gianforte, Matthew, DMA, NCTM||Piano||(270) 809-6443||Murray State University; Murray|
|Griffith, Patricia||Piano||(502) 226-0191||Frankfort|
|Hattendorf, Patricia||Piano||(513) 474-0233||Cincinnatti, OH|
|Keen, Catherine||Voice||(859) 757-1249|
|Lopes, Zachary, DMA||Piano||(270) 745-5919||Western Kentucky University; Bowling Green|
|Mathews, Therese, NCTM||Piano||(205) 802-2049||Louisville|
|(859) 278-3724||3001 Birch Tree Lane, Lexington, KY 40503|
|McDowell, Susan, NCTM||Piano||(502) 873-5228||Louisville|
|Park, Meeyoun, DMA||Piano||(270) 809-6333||Murray State University; Murray|
|Pence, Natasha||Piano||Northern Kentucky University; Highland Heights|
|Rogers, Barbara, DMA, NCTM||Piano||(859) 278-2541||2522 Southview Drive, Lexington, KY 40503|
|Scarambone, Bernardo, DMA||Piano||Website||(601) 631-5041||Eastern Kentucky University; Richmond|
|Smith, Janet Bass||Piano||(270) 535-9234||Bowling Green|
|Smith, Miriam, NCTM||Piano||Website||(478) 397-3317||Harrodsburg|
|Strange, Terry||Guitar |
|Tseng, Li-Han Eliza||Cello||Website||(513) 652-8678||Northern Kentucky University; Highland Heights|
|Van Dyke, Richard, DMA, NCTM||Piano||Website||Northern Kentucky University; Highland Heights|
|Zent, Donald, DMA||Piano||Website||(859) 858-3511 ext. 2251||Asbury University; Wilmore|