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Carla Hartsfield


Carla Hartsfield

RCM Certified
RCM Examiner
I am an award-winning piano teacher and former RCM faculty (Toronto). I have been a senior examiner since 1992. In short, if you want to learn to play the piano with better results than you imagined, I am your teacher! Now in St. Catharines, I enjoy a varied class of children and adults. As an in-person and remote examiner teaching at every level, I have been designated to adjudicate for 9, 10, ARCT, Licentiate and Pedagogy, in particular. This year, because there is a need in my community, I am offering to teach rudiments, history and pedagogy, the latter being a particular specialty. As a performer and recording artist, I bring creativity, artistry and a sense of fun to my teaching. Due to COVID-19 and variants, students may request in-person or remote lessons given current circumstances. As this time it is important to be aware that both types of learning are available in my studio.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Rudiments
  • History
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate


  • 1981 - Master of Music - University of Texas at Austin
  • 1981 - Master's - University of Texas at Austin
  • 1978 - Bachelor of Music - University of Texas at Austin
  • 1978 - Bachelor's - University of Texas at Austin

School Associations

  • Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified
RCM Examiner