Instructor Carrie Clement
For 28 years, Carrie has been helping students understand, enjoy and make music at the piano. With a gentle but firm approach, she emphasizes hard work, doing one’s best, and having fun all at the same time. From the earliest levels of music up through more difficult literature, she challenges students to musical and personal excellence.
Carrie earned a B.A. in Music from Iowa State University in 1997 and has been teaching piano ever since, first in Iowa, and then in her hometown of Camden, Maine. In West Des Moines, IA, Carrie taught group piano classes at Keyboard West Studios. Since moving back to Maine, she has taught in her home studio, Rising Star Piano. For several summers, Carrie and colleague Vanessa Ellis directed the popular Rising Star Piano Camps in the Camden area.
Carrie is an active member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and MaineMTA, for which she has served as a board member. She regularly networks with other teachers and seeks educational opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Carrie is the primary pianist at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Camden, providing service music as well as accompanying vocalists. She directed the choir for several years though she now serves as its accompanist.