Meet Your Instructor

On Paper:

High Point University (my undergrad!):
Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and English Literature
Outstanding Senior Music Major Award
Presidential Scholar
Offbeats Music Director
Department of Music Assistant
Mu Phi Epsilon Zeta Sigma President

Northwestern University
Master of Music in Music Theory
Thesis: Sounds of Poetry in Britten’s Death Be Not Proud

Private Piano Teacher
2018–present

Choral Accompanist
2017–2019

In Real Life

Hi, I’m Amy King!

When I was in 11th grade (like 17 years old I think?), I fell in love with piano. After zero experience as a pianist, I decided I wanted to pursue it for the rest of my life. Yikes!

I worked my a** off, learned Bach’s 2-Part Invention No. 1 in C Major and a Clementi Sonatina (and lots of other stuff), and after only a year of study passed my audition to study Piano Performance at my undergraduate university.

Each day was like an adventure; each day I discovered new elements of music to fall in love with. And somehow, almost a decade later, I still experience this adventure every day.

Ask me what my favorite thing about music is!

Go on, don’t be scared, just ask.

The one thing that has really stuck with me for my entire life is that music has this mysterious and powerful way of connecting us in profound ways. That’s why I went on to study music theory for my master’s instead of continuing in piano performance.

I had to know why music is the way it is.

Did I learn this in grad school? Nope. I ended up with even more questions, and that is wonderful. I hope you love to ask questions and look for answers only to find more questions. It keeps life interesting, worth living! That’s what makes it an adventure!

If you like to think this way, we’ll get along splendidly.

This has a lot to do with my teaching philosophy. Learning music isn’t just about learning a new skill; it is very much learning about life as a whole. That’s why if you explore the blog part of this site, you’ll find posts about finding joy and connecting with people.

Now onto something you’re probably more interested in…

As you can see from my informal resume up there, most of my studies have been in classical piano, but I do have four years of experience playing in my undergrad’s jazz ensemble, so I’m no stranger to the blues — get it? Because my whole brand is Girl in Blue? No?

Anyway, I think that’s pretty much everything you really need to know about me to at least get started with lessons. If you have any questions, email me at amy@girlinbluemusic.com. Seriously, I love hearing from new people, so even if you just want to chat about how amazing music is, then drop me a line!

And if you’re still interested in lessons after all of this rambling, then hit that next button for the FAQ and sign up page. Excited to work with you!