Charles Jones

About: Charles Jones

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  • Role : Piano
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  • Specialist in : Piano

Instrument you teach: Piano

Do you play any other instrument in your spare time? Actually, long ago, I performed on both the organ and harpsichord. I now practice the piano exclusively.

Education:

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

The Juilliard School

Where are you from? Roanoke, Virginia

Favorite age group to teach: All ages and levels

Favorite style of music to teach: Classical

Favorite song: The songs of Schumann and Fauré

Favorite piece of music: The Tchaikovsky Fourth Symphony

Favorite food: Seafood

Favorite color: Blue

What’s your favorite musical memory? First time hearing the Prokofiev’s “Suggestion diabolique”

What do you like best about teaching music? It is all around enriching.

Who is your favorite composer or musician? Chopin was once, but there is such individuality among composers that makes it hard to say now.

What was the first piece of music you ever learned? Sandman’s Lullaby

How many hours a day do you practice? 3-5, depending on what’s going on.

How long have you been at TBMS? Since 2014

Feel free to list any competitions, musical accomplishments, roles, performances of note, etc.

• Recipient, Professional Fellowship, Rome Festival, Rome, Italy
• Recipient, Early Decision Award, Rome Festival, Rome, Italy
• Recipient, Lila Wallace Fellowship
• Scholarship Recipient, The Juilliard School
• Winner, North Carolina School of the Arts Bartók Auditions
• Winner, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition

Fun Facts: I enjoy swimming and cycling.