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
704.366.4323 Studio
704.651.7384 Cell
 
 
 
 
 
 

Studio News!

PLEASE NOTE:

Until further notice, 
ALL Piano Lessons
will be taught virtually
by using Zoom.

Congratulations!   
2022 NEWS!

2022 Beethoven Composition Event
Special Commendations
ELEMENTARY
Ethan Chen
Edward Liu
Harper Lucke
Gwendolyn Martin
Evie Yang
Claire Yu
Chelsea Zhang

JUNIOR
Anjani Kondapalli
Tomas Mateus
Madison Park
Isabel Yang
Wilson Zheng

SENIOR
Arjun Anilkumar
Kenneth Grecu
Elaine Tang
Edward Yang
Irene Yang



2021 NCMTA 
STATE WINNERS!
Young Composers 
Composition Contest

ELEMENTARY
1st Chelsea Zhang
3rd Edward Liu

JUNIOR
1st Isabel Yang
2nd Kenneth Grecu
3rd Madison Park
HM  Tomas Mateus

SENIOR
1st Olivia Yang
2nd April Shi
HM  Torie Grecu


2021 NC Federation
of Music Clubs
Moderately Difficult 3
State Winner!
Isabel Yang


2021 National Federation
of Music Clubs
National Music Week
Essay Contest
North Carolina and 
National WINNER!  
Irene Yang


COMMUNITY SERVICE
Congratulations to 
Claire Bengough who
 prepared a YouTube video 
recording of her pieces to be
live-streamed in
Assisted Living facilities!



2021 NC Federation 
District Scholarship
Piano Competition
Winner:  Isabel Yang



2021 International 
Composition Competition
(sponsored by the Guild)
FINALIST
Claire Zhang
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Carter Craig
Kenneth Grecu
Anna Li
Edward Liu
April Shi
Edward Yang
Isabel Yang



2021 North Carolina
Federation Junior 
Composers Competition
STATE WINNERS:

CLASS I (Ages 9 and under)
Winner:  Harper Lucke
2nd Place:  Claire Yu

CLASS II (Ages 10-12)
Winner:  Isabel Yang
2nd Place:  Madison Park

CLASS III (Ages 13-15)
2nd Place:  Anthony Yang

CLASS IV (Ages 16-18)
Winner:  April Shi
2nd Place:  Olivia Yang


2020-2021 
Beethoven Composition Event
Special Commendations
ELEMENTARY DIVISION
Anna Li
Chelsea Zhang
Claire Yu
Harper Lucke
Edward Liu

JUNIOR DIVISION
Anjani Kondapalli
Isabel Yang
madison Park
Tomas Mateus
Anthony Yang
Kenneth Grecu

SENIOR DIVISION
Elaine Tang
April Shi
Irene Yang
Torie Grecu
Ivy Liu
Carter Craig


2020 National Piano 
Explorer
Magazine 
Composition Winner!
Shawn An's Composition
was published in the
December 2020 issue!