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Charlene Harb
Collaborative Piano Teacher

Teaching Philosophy
My approach to piano instruction is two-fold:  to equip the student with the necessary tools to enhance his/her musical craft and to foster the development of his/her own artistic personality.


American pianist Charlene Harb received the DM in piano from Indiana University with post-graduate studies at the Schubert
Institut (Baden bei Wien, Austria) and Cornell University.  After retirement from the faculty of the Blair School – Vanderbilt and
as the principal keyboard for the Nashville Symphony, she has continued her coaching activities as an active freelancer,
working as a coach for Indiana Opera Theater, San Diego Lyric Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theater and
Nashville Opera.  She currently coaches and actively performs in the Nashville area and is a vocal coach at Belmont University.
She regularly conducts master classes in collaboration and solo piano.  Other appointments include the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria,
Professor of Music at Middle Tennessee State University, and two decades of serving at AIMS in Graz as pianist and piano instructor.

As a soloist she has appeared with numerous symphony orchestras, and as featured performer for the Women’s Conference
in Music, the International Brass and Trombone Congresses, and as collaborator for many years in the Metropolitan
Opera auditions.  She also received an arts grant for touring from the Tennessee Arts Commission.