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Lydia Culpepper, Piano Instructor


  • Continuing study in jazz piano with Kevin Bales of Marietta, GA.Lydia_Culpepper_0093_web
  • Master of Music/University of Memphis, concentrations in Piano Performance/Piano Pedagogy.  Studied with Joan Gilbert.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lee University, Applied Piano emphasis.  Minor in Biblical Studies.
  • Summer Master Class, Hartt School of Music/Univ. of Hartford. Studied with Walter Hautzig.

Graduate school course work

  • Beginning Piano Pedagogy, Principles of Accompanying
  • Advanced Piano Pedagogy, Piano Repertory
  • Projects in Piano Pedagogy, Applied Piano
  • Chamber Music for Piano, Applied Voice
  • Class Piano Pedagogy, Analytical Techniques in Music Theory

Teaching Experience

  • Full-time Instructor of Piano/Music Theory, Morris Brown College.
  • Courses taught: Class Piano, Eartraining and Sightsinging, Music Humanities, Applied Piano.
  • Graduate Assistant/University of Memphis. Courses taught: Class Piano for non-music majors, Class piano for instrumental music majors, Class piano for adults.
  • Private Piano Instructor.  Students ranging in age from 4 to adult. Over 15 years experience. Places of instruction: Culpepper Studios (Alpharetta, GA); England Piano and Organ/Atlanta, GA; University of Memphis; Germantown Conservatory of Music/Memphis; Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/Memphis; Mt. Paran Church of God/Atlanta; Lee University/Cleveland, TN.

Performance Experience

  • Graduate Recital (Solo piano), University of Memphis
  • Senior Recital (Solo piano), Lee University
  • Junior Recital (Piano Duo), Lee University
  • Parade of Favorites Pageant (Piano Duo)
  • Ladies of Lee (Choir)
  • Lee University Campus Choir
  • Lee University Handbell Choir
  • Lee University Clarinet Ensemble
  • Lee University Choral Union
  • University of Memphis Choral Union
  • Mount Paran Church of God Choir

Related Experience

  • Director of Music/Chattahoochee Christian Church.  Accompany church service, conduct congregational singing, conduct childrens’ choir.
  • Minister of Music, Whitten Heights Church of God.  Conduct choir and congregational singing.
  • Accompanist. Chattahoochee Christian Church.  Morris Brown College (staff accompanist), solo voice, violin, viola, bass, saxophone/U of M, Baylor School Glee Club (Chattanooga, TN), Lee College Campus Choir.
  • Adjudicator, National Federation of Music Clubs/Roswell, Chamblee, Dunwoody, GA; Rockledge, FL.


  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Georgia Music Teachers Association
  • North Fulton Music Teachers Association (charter member).  Offices held:  Publications Chair, Secretary, Local Auditions Co-chair, VP of Membership

Honors and Awards

  • Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, University of Memphis
  • Graduate Assistantship/Class Piano
  • Graduate Assistantship/Suzuki Piano
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society, Lee University
  • Dean’s List with Honors, Lee University
  • 2nd runner up/Parade of Favorites Pageant/Lee University
  • Winner of Academic Award/POF Pageant/Lee University
  • Miss Lee College
  • Graduated cum laude, Lee University
  • Campus Choir President/Lee University
  • Listed in Who’s Who Among American College and University Students
  • Superior ratings in Ocoee Music Teachers Association Festival/Lee University
  • State winner/Church of God Teen Talent Competition (Florida)




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