INSTRUCTOR: Lydia Suzanne Bryant Ashworth
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy from McNeese State University. I completed a Junior Recital at McNeese in the Spring of 2005, and a Senior Recital in Fall of 2006. I have taught for the Campfire Council, Calcasieu Parish School Board Title 1, McNeese State Prepatory Piano Program, and Victory Baptist Academy. I am the owner and instructor at First Octave Piano Studio. I have held the pianist position at Lighthouse Baptist Church in West Lake, Louisiana. I also assist in my current church, Temple Baptist of New Iberia. I teach piano, vocal and MusikGarten classes. I am a member of the following organizations: MTNA-Music Teachers National Association LMTA-Louisiana Music Teachers Association LAMTA-Lafayette Music Teachers Association SAI- Sigma Alpha Iota NFMC-National Federation of Music Clubs. I have held the Chairman position for the LCPTA- Lake Charles Piano Teachers Association State Rally along with Carla Breaux. I am licensed to teach Musikgarten which is music for newborns and up. I hold certifications by Louisiana Music Teachers Association (LMTA), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). With these certifications I am able to offer high-school credit to my private students. I am also a certified pharmacy technician. I have a national license from PTCB and a state license from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. My Goal in teaching is to teach people to love music, not just for this particular time in their life, but for their lifetime.