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Simone Parker

Clarkesville, Tennessee

B.A. and M.Mu. in Piano Performance, Austin Peay State University, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (MTNA), ATI Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique (2015), Licensed Body Mapping Educator (2024)

Simone Parker

Simone Parker teaches piano, violin and viola at her independent studio, Sparkling Keys and Strings,
and joined the Austin Peay State University (APSU) department of music faculty in 2012 and the
Vanderbilt University – Blair School of Music faculty in 2023. Since Spring 2015, she has been offering
group and individual sessions in the Alexander Technique and since 2024, she has become a licensed
Body Mapping Educator. Further, Simone Parker is the principal pianist at the Paducah Symphony
Orchestra and regularly accompanies and performs with students in her independent studio, other
community studios and university music students.

Simone Parker has earned a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Piano Performance and a Master of
Music (with honors) in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy at Austin Peay State University (APSU).
She is actively involved in several professional organizations and attends workshops and conferences to
further her training. In May 2015, Simone Parker graduated from a three-year teacher certification
process with the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies Program and the following Fall she became a
certified Alexander Technique teacher accredited through the professional organization Alexander
Technique International (ATI). Since 2014, she is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM),
accredited through the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and in 2010, she was awarded the
Excellence of Teaching Award from the APSU-Community School of the Arts. The award recognizes
Simone Parker for her continuous and consistent dedication to realizing the very best from her students,
teaching them that in music as in life, great endeavors bring great rewards.

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