Marilyn Pinschmidt Piano Studio

Beautiful music played here.

Year-round private lessons for children aged 5 and up, teens and adults

Personalized instruction from a variety of methods suited to the particular needs, goals, and personality of the child or adult learner

Patient introduction of theory, technique, and general musicianship

Classical with popular styles and student preferences

Marilyn is an active member of Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association and Durham Music Teachers Association.

For further information contact Marilyn at

Located in Carrboro, North Carolina

Unlock your musical potential with private piano lessons in Carrboro, NC


PRIVATE LESSONS – 60 minute lessons tailored to your individual needs.

PEER GROUP LESSONS – Scheduled periodically within the framework of private instruction. Students work together on a musical concept, play music games and perform for each other.

CLAVINOVA LESSONS – Professional assistance in using your Yamaha Clavinova digital keyboard.

COACHING – Preparing the serious student for special events such as ensemble, accompaniment, and competition.

STUDIO RECITALS – Scheduled annually.


  • An interview lesson

  • A tuned acoustic piano in good condition or a touch sensitive full-keyboard digital piano with pedal

  • A positive attitude and a commitment to regular practice

grayscale photography of piano
grayscale photography of piano

About Marilyn Pinschmidt

Marilyn Pinschmidt's Piano Studio is located in Carrboro, NC and serves Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas.

She is an expert teacher and a lifelong music lover. Her prepared students participate in recitals throughout the year. She teaches Piano, Theory and Music History.

Marilyn wants you to be part of her music community and reminds her students of her tagline: Beautiful music played here.

  • B.S. UMass Lowell; M.A. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

  • Over 30 years music teaching experience.

  • Judge for National Guild of Piano Teachers in Pennsylvania and NC. Also in PA for PMTA (Lehigh Valley), Main Line MTA, Friends of Music of Bethlehem, PA.

  • A founding teacher of Community Music School, Allentown, PA.

  • Active member of MTNA (in PA and NC). Numerous award winning students.

  • Successful work with children, teens, and adults, including UNC graduate students.

  • Member and frequent performer at Prestopiano.


Playathon at South Point

CHMTA playathon

Chopin's Majorca piano

Duke Chapel organ


Playathon at South Point

She won this piano!

Playing the Duke organ

Performing at Prestopiano


Marilyn Pinschmidt



Carrboro, NC