Carolyn C. Setliff’s piano studio in Little Rock, AR, is comprised of students ranging from six to sixty years of age. She enjoys composing and arranging for her students and teaching them to create original compositions. Her students have won local and state competitions in piano performance and composition and are encouraged to share their musical talents with friends, family, church, and the community.
A native of Louisiana, she graduated cum laude from Centenary College in Shreveport, LA with a degree in business. She obtained a B.A. in Music from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Carolyn holds national and state certification and is an active member of the Arkansas State Music Teachers. In 2002, ASMTA named her Independent Music Teacher of the Year. She has held several offices in the Central Arkansas Music Teachers’ Association, has presented programs at local and state music teachers’ meetings. Carolyn has served as adjudicator for festivals in several states. She welcomes the opportunity to mentor new piano teachers and offers informal workshops for them periodically.
Carolyn has been involved with church music most of her life, as a choir member, vocal soloist, piano accompanist, organist, and bell choir director. She enjoys singing, and is one of the soloists with the Arkansas Chamber Singers and Arkansas Choral Society. She and her husband are parents of two grown children and grandparents to three granddaughters.