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     Kerry Henry is the founder of Kerry Henry Piano Studios, established in 2007. She was a piano instructor of intermediate and advanced students at the Raleigh Conservatory of Music 1992-2006, where she served as Associate Director for 11 years. She grew up competing in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) high school and college auditions, winning the state (South Carolina) twice and receiving Honorable Mention at the Southern Division college level in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina, where she studied with Robyn Gibson for 6 years.

     She received coaching for 2 years (1981-1983) from Pawel Checinski and has performed in master classes for Claude Frank, Constance Knox Carroll, and Daniel Pollack.

     Henry is an active member of the Raleigh Piano Teachers Association (RPTA), having served as First Vice-President 1998-2000 and Co-Chair of the Young Artist Piano Auditions (a competition for 900 Raleigh area piano students) 2000-2003. As an involved member of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA), she has served on the board as Piano Section Chair 1999-2001, Secretary 2001-2003, President-Elect in charge of the annual state conference 2003-2005, President 2005-2007, co-chair of the NCMTA State-East contest-festival 2009-2010, Planning Senate chair 2009-2012, and currently serves as Independent Music Teachers Forum chair.

     On the national level, she completed an appointment on the MTNA Local Association of the Year Award Committee 2007-2009.  Henry is also a member of the Durham Music Teachers Association (DMTA).    

     Henry’s students actively participate/compete in the RPTA, NCMTA, Raleigh Music Club, and National Federation of Music Clubs festivals/competitions. Many have been winners at the local and state levels, and most of her high school graduates have continued their piano education as music majors or minors in college. Her students are also continually involved with recitals and community service performances.

     Kerry Henry is an adjudicator for various competitions throughout the state, performs frequently with her students, and holds a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music certification through the Music Teachers National Association.

Elizabeth Malcolm

     Elisabeth Malcolm studied piano with Dr. John Salmon at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in violin.  She was a recipient of the Whitener Piano Scholarship and the Cooper Music Scholarship from 2003-2007.  In the spring of 2004 and 2006, she was the winner of the Euterpe Piano Competition.  She also received the Presser Music Scholarship and the MTNA Student Achievement Recognition (StAR) Award in 2007.

      Upon graduating from UNCG in 2007, Ms. Malcolm continued her studies at The University of Wisconsin at Madison.  She worked with Dr. Catherine Kautsky and Dr. Jessica Johnson and completed a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in 2009.  In 2008, Ms. Malcolm was a winner of the UW-Madison Beethoven Competition.  In addition to being a graduate teaching assistant there, she taught piano through the UW-Piano Lab as well as Piano Pioneers, a program that provides piano lessons for low-income families.  Her graduate research focused on healthy piano technique and wellness at the piano.  She presented this research in a workshop at UW-Madison in 2009.  Throughout her two years there, Ms. Malcolm was involved in the Collegiate Chapter of MTNA where she helped to coordinate Piano Day, an educational piano festival for local students. Ms. Malcolm joined Kerry Henry Piano Studios in 2011.

    Upon completion of her masters degree, Ms. Malcolm received a 9-month post-graduate fellowship from the New School for Music Study in Princeton, New Jersey.  She continued teaching at the New School as a faculty member the following year (2010-2011).  While at the New School, she taught private and group piano to all ages and levels.  She was also the personal assistant to Louise Goss, one of the co-founders of the New School.  Besides teaching, Ms. Malcolm was the Music Director at Kingston United Methodist Church in Kingston, NJ, where she accompanied the choir, coordinated special music, and played piano for the weekly services.

     Ms. Malcolm is certified to teach Musikgarten classes for ages 0-5.  She received her certification in Greensboro, NC in 2010 and is qualified to teach Family Music (ages 0-2), Cycle of Seasons (ages 3-5), and All God’s Children Sing (ages 1-5).

     Ms. Malcolm has actively performed in her community as both a student in her years at UNCG and UW-Madison as well as during her time at the New School for Music Study.  In one of her performances with the New School, Ms. Malcolm collaborated with faculty to perform works by Bizet and Saint-Sains at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.

     Dr. Mun Soo Kim holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Master of Music (MM) in Piano Performance from Illinois State University and Bachelor of Music (BM) in Piano Performance from Dong-Duk Women’s University in South Korea. Dr. Kim also received the Piano Summer Institute Certificate from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She studied her doctoral piano study with Dr. George Kiorpes and Dr. Joseph Di Piazza, and also studied with internationally known Hungarian pianist/professor Gellert Modos at Illinois State University. Dr. Kim participated in master classes offered by such virtuosos as John Browning and Vladimir Feltsman at an international summer institute, Piano Summer at New Paltz.

     Dr. Kim has performed in numerous recitals and concerts as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout South Korea and the United States. Her solo performances include UNCG Composers Concert, Illinois State University Honors Recital, Commemoration of ISU’s Performing Arts Center, and Honors Recital at Piano Summer at New Paltz. She has also performed as a soloist with the Illinois State University Orchestra and Dong-Duk Universtiy Orchestra (2nd prize winner in the Beethoven Concerto Competition). Dr. Kim has performed as a collaborative pianist and accompanist in many festivals and concert series, including Korea Duet Concert (winner of the duet competition), Brahms Festival at Illinois State University, numerous Choral Festivals in Illinois (accompanist of ISU Women’s Choir, 2001-2003), and many chamber recitals in Seoul, Bloomington-Normal, Chicago, and throughout North Carolina..

       Mun Soo’s love for teaching led her to participate in a piano pedagogy social program of Illinois State University from 2001 to 2003. She has served on the piano faculty at St. Mary’s Music Academy in High Point, North Carolina 2008-2012, and she is currently teaching as one of the piano faculty members at Family Piano Academy in Raleigh. She is an active member of North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA), and also a frequent adjudicator at NCMTA Piano Contest-Festivals. Many of her students have been awarded superior ratings at NCMTA and High Point Christian Academy Piano Festivals. She joined Kerry Henry Piano Studios in 2014.


    Katherine Barton holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (summa cum laude) from Meredith College, where she studied under Margaret Evans. She was a recipient of the Robert H. Lewis Music Scholarship, the Jane Wrenn Frazier Music Scholarship, the Virginia Branch Pope Music Scholarship, and the Meredith College Honors Scholarship. She has won awards in the MTNA Performance Competitions, Southeastern Community College’s Piano Competition, and Old Dominion University’s Classical Competition. In both 2012 and 2014, she soloed with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra as winner of the Meredith College Concerto/Aria Competition. Ms. Barton has also played in master classes with Victor Rosenbaum, Walter Hautzig, Richard Faith, and Jeremy Thompson; since 2006, she has trained under piano technique specialist Sheila Paige, head of the Keyboard Wellness Seminar.

Ms. Barton was a collegiate member of MTNA and was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda in 2013. She presented several research projects at Meredith College’s Annual Celebrating Student Achievement Day, including her honors thesis (Masters of Song: the Songwriting Techniques of Franz Schubert and George Gershwin) and Piazzola (The Tangos of Astor Piazzola). She also received an award from the Meredith College Diversity Council for a joint presentation entitled Music from the Concentration Camp: the Music of Viktor Ullman.

Ms. Barton served as choral accompanist for Cary Christian School and Knightdale United Methodist Church from 2008-2012; she regularly accompanies for auditions and recitals, including Governor’s School auditions, the Meredith College Suzuki Program, and Lamar Stringfield Music Camp. Ms. Barton also studied violin under Wilinda Atchley and has played in master classes with Rhonda Cole and Stephen Clapp. She served on both the piano and string faculty of the Fine Arts Summer Academy at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee from 2008-2013, teaching private piano and violin lessons, coaching piano ensembles, and teaching classes on healthy piano technique. She currently directs Grace Christian School’s high school string ensemble and teaches piano at Judith Ko Ruggero Piano Studio of Cary. Ms. Barton has taught privately in the Triangle since 2008 and joined Kerry Henry Piano Studios in 2014.



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