Providing Quality Instruction for Pianists of All Ages and Levels Since 1993


About Carol Fifield

Portrait of Mrs. Fifield

drawn by 6 year old

student, Isabelle Chang


Pianist, Carol Fifield, received her MM in piano performance from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, her BM in piano performance from Converse College, Spartanburg. South Carolina, and her high school diploma with concentration in piano from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has also pursued doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her performances with orchestra and ensemble include: the Spartanburg Symphony,Greensboro Philharmonic Band and the Cardinal Trio. Master classes include: Guido Agosti, Jerome Rose, and Jose Feghali. Ms. Fifield's teachers include: Joseph Kalichstein, George Lucktenberg, Zadel Skolovsky and Edna Golandsky.


Ms. Fifield feels that to successfully teach the piano one must always be open to new ideas, methods and approaches. Art is not stagnant therefore the artist should always seek opportunities for growth and improvement, which may avail themselves in many forms.  Ms. Fifield's students have received superior ratings at all levels of the district and state divisions of the NCMTA Contest Festival, have performed on several Focus on Piano Literature events and at the William S. Newman Artists Series Master Class; they have been selected to attend the Eastern Music Festival and have won such competitions as The Piano and Organ Distributors Scholarship Competition, the Gardner-Webb Concerto Competition and the Meredith College Chopin Competition. Ms. Fifield's students have placed in the MTNA Senior Piano Performance Competition, the Peter Perret Talent Search and the GSO Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Ms. Fifield is the director of Gateway Piano Studio of Greensboro, NC and maintains a full piano studio.

Gateway Piano Studio

3407 Henderson Rd.

Greensboro, NC  27410

(336) 851-9721