Pam Asberry teaches piano, clarinet, piano pedagogy and music theory at Asberry School of Music in Dacula, Georgia. Born in southern Missouri, she began private piano lessons at the age of seven. She received the Bachelor of Music Degree and the Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance and Piano Education Arts from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She also played the clarinet in the University Wind Ensemble and University Symphony. Teaching since 1979, she has run successful independent music studios in Carbondale, Illinois, Peoria, Illinois and Raleigh, North Carolina. She has studied with Mary Jane Grizzell, Don Beattie, Guy Duckworth and Martha Thomas and performs regularly with the Atlanta-based Redeemer Piano Ensemble and the Asberry Hardy Piano Duo.
A popular local adjudicator and speaker, Pam is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Georgia Music Teachers Association, and Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association. Her students participate in many local musical activities and events, including GCMTA Fall Festival, National Federation of Music Clubs Federated Festival, and Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association Ensemble Concert. In addition, she provides her students with numerous performance opportunities throughout the year including concerts at area assisted living centers, master classes with prominent composers and pianists such as David Nevue, Joseph Akins and Stanton Lanier, and an annual studio recital. Her students have earned many awards, including State Finalist in the MTNA Composition Competition, Outstanding Performer in the GMTA Local Auditions, and First Place in the Detroit Midwest Fleadh.
Offering traditional, partner and group lessons, and incorporating the best of educational technology, Pam accepts students from ages four through adult. Pam believes that music study is an integral part of a well-rounded education; her goals are to nurture the innate love for music that exists in everyone regardless of age or level of ability and to help every student with a desire to learn to develop musical proficiency.