At Highland Music Studio, our teachers:
- Have passion to inspire and motivate students of every age
- Work together as a team to continually improve upon our lessons and programs
- Are highly qualified with advanced degrees in music education and piano performance
- Have many years of teaching experience with all ages
- Love the art of teaching music and changing lives every single day
I entered college on the Johns Hopkins Piano Scholarship and earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia studying Music Education and Piano Performance. I studied under concert pianists Edward Eikner, Gila Goldstein and Richard Zimdars. Since completion of my degree, I’ve been certified for ages K-12 in music as well as certification in MusikGarten. I taught music classes for 3 years in public schools, which included elementary music, middle and high school choirs. Nowadays I enjoy teaching for HMS.
She is a first prize winner of the 2014 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, one of the seven finalists of the 2015 United States Virtuoso International Piano Competition, and winner of the Atlanta Music Club 2013 Graduate Piano Scholarship. In 2013, she gave a presentation on Musical Toys by Sofia Gubaidulina at the Georgia Music Teachers Association state conference. Clavier Companion magazine has just accepted the article extracted from her dissertation titled “Moving from Sonatina to Sonata: Bridging the Gap with Johann Wilhelm Hässler” for publication in late 2017.
Having taught all genres of music on the piano for over 9 years, Priyal firmly believes that the secret behind getting the best out of a student is by adopting a teaching method that caters to the student’s needs and abilities and by creating a friendly teaching environment that allows free and candid communication between the student and teacher. Apart from teaching piano, Priyal is an active performer in the Atlanta metro area, collaborating with other musicians and composers.