Our Teachers

 

<p><strong>Sharon Majeske Chari</strong> attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University and earned a Performance Major in Piano and a Bachelor of Music Degree.  She has taught piano both in the US and abroad including India, Costa Rica, and Israel.  Among her many musical accomplishments she accompanied The Georgia Cello Society Master Classes with noted cellist Yo Yo Ma; conducted the musical Man of La Mancha in Jerusalem, Israel; and has taught piano in a variety of schools in Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.  </p> <p> </p>

 Sharon Majeske Chari attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University and earned a Performance Major in Piano and a Bachelor of Music Degree.  She has taught piano both in the US and abroad including India, Costa Rica, and Israel.  Among her many musical  accomplishments she accompanied The Georgia Cello Society  Master Classes with noted cellist Yo Yo Ma; conducted the  musical Man of La Mancha in Jerusalem, Israel; and has taught  piano in a variety of schools in Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

 

Debra Ramsey Dickensheets received a Master's  Degree in Organ Performance with a minor in harpsichord from Florida State University, and post graduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.  She began teaching piano in the Precollege School of Music as an undergraduate student at Converse College in Spartanburg SC and has taught in Alpharetta since 1998.  She is president elect of the North Fulton Music Teacher's Assn, an adjudicator for the Piano Guild and member of their prestigious "Hall of Fame", and vice-chair of the Ocee chapter of National Federation of Music Clubs.  Debra teaches piano on Mondays to students of all ages and skill levels.

    

Eriko Ishikawa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Tokyo College of Music and a Master of Arts degree from Arizona State University. A concert pianist, Ms. Ishikawa has performed chamber music with members of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (under direction of Seiji Ozawa), and has performed extensively in the United States, Japan, and Europe.  She is a certified Suzuki and Yamaha instructor and she is also a published composer. Her students regularly win local and state level competitions. She currently teaches piano to students from 3 to 83 years old.

  

Sudie Lane LaPlue earned a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance with a minor in Pipe Organ at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.  Sudie was a Staff Musician at Disney World in Orlando for 6 years, and devoted a considerable amount of her private lesson practice helping aspiring talents prepare for auditions. She also has served as Music Director for many years in a church setting.  Sudie teaches piano and voice to students of all skill levels.

 

Laura Mustari began playing piano at the age of 3.  Although classically trained, she also received her Masters in Jazz Performance from Georgia State University. Laura's teaching experience is broad teaching students ranging from 5 to 85 and styles ranging from classical to jazz and popular music.  Laura is also an accomplished jazz and pop vocalist who performs around the greater Atlanta area, a musical arranger for artists in both Atlanta and New York, and has directed a piano program for seniors.  Laura teaches piano and voice.

  

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Misha V. Stefanuk is an award winning Russian American jazz and classical pianist and organist and composer with a Masters of Music from Boston University and BM degrees from Belmont University, Moscow Conservatory School and Moscow College of Improvised Music.  Misha has published over 25 books including 100 Easy Piano Classics  on sheetmusicplus.com, and Jazz Piano Chords by Mel Bay Publications and wrote music for over 100 TV shows. He teaches students of all ages and skill levels