Higgins Piano Studio

Piano Lessons and Composition Camps


Welcome to the Higgins Piano Studio Website!

Diane Higgins is an independent piano and composition teacher in Charlotte.   She comes from a very musical family, and several of her family members have made their careers in music!

Higgins Piano Studio offers year-round private piano and composition instruction and summer composition camps to children from ages 4-18.  The studio features 2 Yamaha grand pianos, recording equipment, a seating area for small audiences, and an additional waiting room.  For composition camps, the studio includes a computer lab of 5 studio computers with 19" flat-screen monitors, 5 studio Midi keyboards, and 4 additional Yamaha Portable Grand keyboard
It is my sincere desire that my teaching, the student's dedication and the parent's support will form an effective team.  By working together we can make music one of the most enjoyable experiences the student will encounter.
Diane W. Higgins, NCTM
4625 Mullens Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28226-5040
704.651.7384 Studio/Cell

Studio NEWS!

Lynn Freeman Olson
National Composition
$1,500 FIRST 
Ivy Liu

2023 NC Federation
Junior Composers Contest

CLASS I  (Ages 10 and Under)
WINNER:  Wesley Zhou
2nd Place:  Evie Yang

CLASS II  (Ages 11-12)
2nd Place:  Ethan Chen

CLASS III  (Ages 13-15)
WINNER:  Isabel Yang
2nd Place:  Wilson Zheng

CLASS IV  (Ages 16-18)
WINNER:  Arjun Anilkumar
2nd Place:  Kenneth Grecu

2023 Federation Royalty 
District Contest
WINNER:  Katie Dong

2023 NCMTA Piano Performance
Festival Highest Honors!
Lilliana Xu

2023 Federation District Scholarship
Very Difficult 2
Isabel Yang

2023 Beethoven Composition Event
Special Commendations!
Ethan Chen
Lily Hyslop
Anna Li
Lilliana Xu
Evie Yang
Wesley Zhou

Anjani Kondapalli
Kaden Li
Edward Liu
Claire Yu

Arjun Anilkumar
Israel Dong
Kenneth Grecu
Isabel Yang

2022 NCMTA Young 
Composers Competition
State Winners!

2nd Claire Yu
3rd Ethan Chen

HM Isabel Yang

2nd Arjun Anilkumar
3rd Elaine Tang
HM Kenneth Grecu

2022 NCMTA Piano
Performance District Festival
Ethan Chen
Katie Dong
Anjani Kondapalli
Lilliana Xu
Evie Yang

2022 International Piano
Composition Contest (GUILD)

Arjun Anilkumar
Kenneth Grecu
Madison Park

Ethan Chen
Edward Liu
Elaine Tang
Edward Yang
Isabel Yang
Brian Zhang