Providing Quality Instruction for Pianists of All Ages and Levels Since 1993
Studio Director, Carol Fifield, feels that students do their best when they set goals. Gateway Piano Studio provides many avenues for this and a curriculum is created for each student which takes into consideration his or her individual aspirations and level of commitment.
Mrs. Fifield endorses and encourages students to participate in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. She is a teacher member and has been using this program in her studio since 2008.
Mrs. Fifield is a member of MTNA, NCMTA and GMTA. She has been a member of MTNA and NCMTA since 1990. MTNA Student Competitions, NCMTA District and State Piano Contest-Festivals and the GMTA Solo and Ensemble Festival are just some of the opportunities for evaluation which are offered through these organizations. Mrs. Fifield's students have received highest ratings at all levels of these contests: Junior A, Junior B, Senior A, Senior B and have placed in the MTNA Senior Performance Piano Competitions.
There is at least one studio recital held each year in Greensboro.
Upper level Advanced students may participate in state and regional competitions such as the MTNA Competitions, East Carolina Piano Competition, Peter Perret Youth Talent Search, The Greensboro Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, to name a few. Mrs. Fifield's students have won such competitions as the Gardener-Webb Concerto Competition, the East Carolina Piano Competition, GYC Artistry Awards, Meredith College Chopin Competition, and the Piano and Organ Distributors Scholarship. Her students have also placed in such competitions as The Peter Perret Youth Talent Search, the Greensboro Youth Symphony Concerto Competition and the Gustavo Romero Piano Competition. Advanced students regularly perform at retirement homes in the community.
Recent Student Accomplishments and Performances
Gateway Piano Studio Students Receive Highest Honors in 2018
Congratulations to piano students, Allen Xu, 12, Alexandra Deng, 10 and Karen Zhang, 11 and their teacher, Carol Fifield. Allen and Alexandra received Highest Honors, the top honor ratings, at the Junior B level and Karen Highest Honors at the Senior A level of both the North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Piano Performance Festival which was held in Greensboro on March 10, 2018 and the NCMTA State Piano Performance Festival which was held in Charlotte on March 24, 2018. Allen, Alexandra and Karen have been invited to perform at the Honors Recital during the 60th NCMTA State Conference which will be held at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC in October of 2018.
Karen Zhang, Mrs. Fifield and Alexandra Deng at the NCMTA State Piano Performance Festival
Congratulations to Hubert Liu!
Hubert was awarded the standing of First Class Honors this summer for the Level 10 Piano Examination of The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. This is the highest level that can be achieved in this particular curriculum of the Music Development Program. Hubert's high standing/grade affords him the opportunity to pursue the ARCT in Piano Performance of The Royal Conservatory Program if he and his teacher choose to do so. The RCM Certificate Program is a comprehensive and effectively sequenced program of music study and assessment,beginning with the Preparatory level(s), followed by levels 1 to 10, and concluding with the Associate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT).
Hubert will be entering the tenth grade this fall and has studied piano with Mrs. Fifield since he was nine years old.
Congratulations to Evelyn Chang who was selected
to be in the most advanced group "The Chopin Group" at the UNCG Summer Music Camp July 10-14, 2017. She was also selected to perform at the Friday July 14 Evening Recital which showcased the best piano students at the camp.
Evelyn will be entering the eight grade this fall and has studied piano with Mrs. Fifield since she was 5 years old.
Evelyn Chang performing at the Evening Piano Recital at UNCG Music Camp July 14, 2017.
Evelyn: "Thank you Mrs. Fifield for being a great teacher to lead me here."
Gateway Piano Studio Students Receive Highest Honors in 2017
Congratulations to piano students, Timothy Vo,10 and Karen Zhang, 10 and their teacher, Carol Fifield. Timothy and Karen received Highest Honors, the top honor ratings, at the Junior B level of both the North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Piano Performance Festival which was held in Greensboro on March 11, 2017 and the NCMTA State Piano Performance Festival which was held in Charlotte on March 25, 2017. Timothy and Karen have been invited to perform at the Honors Recital during the 59th NCMTA State Conference which will be held at Elizabeth City State University, October 5 – 8 of 2017.
Karen Zhang, student of Carol Fifield, performs Invention No.8 BWV 779 by J. S. Bach at a Gateway Piano Studio recital, 2/25/2017.
Karen Zhang, student of Carol Fifield, performs Colors by Edward McLean at a Gateway Piano Studio Recital, 2/25/2017.
Timothy Vo, student of Carol Fifield, performs Prelude Op.6, No. 2 by Robert Muczynski at a Gateway Piano Studio recital, 2/25/2017.
Allen Xu, student of Carol Fifield, performs Farewell Op.100, No. 12 by Johann Burgmüller at a Gateway Piano Studio recital, 2/25/2017.
Evelyn Chang, student of Carol Fifield, performs Presto Wq.114/3 by C. P. E. Bach at a Gateway Piano Studio recital, 2/25/2017.
Gateway Piano Studio was opened in 1993 with the sole purpose of providing quality classical instruction for pianists of all ages and levels.
Gateway Piano Studio
3606 Kirby Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27403