Carla has been playing piano since age 8 (a LONG time!). She studied privately with Juliard
Graduate, Julia Bowen and also studied Music Education at George Mason University,
Carla has been teaching privately since 1982. Her teaching philosophy is comprehensive and
includes note recognition, intervallic reading, an understanding of melody, harmony, rhythm,
tempo, dynamics, technique and artistry. Her goal is for the student to appreciate music as an
art form and to learn to interpret it expressively. She views each student as a unique individual
and works with each student on his or her level.
She has also served as a church pianist and worship team member for many years.
Additionally, she spent several years serving as Accompanist to Fauquier County High School
choirs and also has accompanied many individual performers throughout the years.
Carla and her husband John opened Jewell Tone Music in the Spring of 2012. They are empty
nesters with two grown children.