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      About Carla Ruffin

      Carla Ruffin
      Carla Ruffin
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Severna Park, MD
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Piano
      Education: Music Education Degree
      Performance Experience: 15 years
      Teaching Experience: 20 years
      Teaching Philosophy: Learning to play music enhances the ability to create, experience and express every human emotion. Students are encouraged to appreciate all types and styles of music. When learning to play piano, you become the orchestra as you simultaneously play the melody, harmony and rhythm of a piece. Music, the “universal language”, can connect people anywhere in the world, regardless of language or culture. Take what you’ve learned and share it with others.

      Get to know Carla Ruffin

      Carla Ruffin, Music Educator, piano teacher, performer, chorister, musician. Originally from a musical family in St. Louis, Missouri, she began taking piano lessons at age eight.   She has a degree in Music Education from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. A United States Army Veteran, she completed training at the Armed Forces School of Music at the Naval Amphibious Base in Norfolk, Virginia.  She has performed for soldiers and dignitaries as a member of military bands stateside and overseas. Her experience spans thirty years of teaching piano and chorus in public schools, with Child and Youth Services at several military installations and ages 6 to adult in her private studio. She has directed and accompanied choirs in academic and religious settings, and has unique insight in working with diverse populations and military families.  Carla Ruffin also has graduate degrees in Administration from Central Michigan University and Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland.
      Carla Ruffin teaches at:
      560 Ritchie Hwy Suite B
      Severna Park, MD 21146
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