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Music for a Lifetime

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Where Quality Teaching, Musical Excellence, & Technology Merge

Are you looking for qualified teachers who are available to provide tailored lessons for your needs? We are certified Piano Instructors offering personalized lessons and instructive services to students in the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill/RTP area. The Artistic & Executive Director, Dr. Frank Pittman, NCTM, has been teaching people of all ages and experience levels since 1983.  He maintains a commitment to help others discover and reach their full musical potential.

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Our Story

Personalized. Comprehensive. Fun.

Dr. Pittman began teaching group and private piano lessons in 1983 when he was a piano performance major at UNC-Chapel Hill.  After a year of intensive training in piano pedagogy, he was chosen from among his college peers to teach those same students a 2nd year.  Dr. Pittman knew then that he was destined to share his passion and training with others.


That same year, Dr. Pittman opened his own independent music teaching business, the Pittman Music Studio. Over the 40 years of being in business he has taught students of all ages and pianistic levels.

As those years passed by and the demand for piano lessons grew in Durham, Dr. Pittman decided to expand his passion for teaching music.  The result is the newly formed Piano Academy of North Carolina, LLC (PANC).  To accommodate the demand, additional teachers had to be hired.

Dr. Pittman and the faculty of PANC recognize the potential in each one of our students. With our customizable approach, we've seen students’ self-esteem and skill-set consistently rise. We love what we do and it makes us happy to be able to share our passion with others.  Our results are a testament that music plays a vital role in being human. We are patient, adaptable, and professional piano instructors ready to help students reach their goals. Get in touch today so we can start working together.

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Private Piano Lessons

Personalized Attention

We know how difficult it can be to find a reliable teacher that focuses on Advanced Music Theory. Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students towards success. As experienced and passionate piano instructors, we believe in an approach that gives students positive, constructive ways to learn. We design our lessons according to our students’ needs, with an emphasis on confidence-boosting activities.




We specialize in Beginner Fundamentals and we know how to reach our students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. We make learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

“A good teacher makes a difference in a student's life. My son’s passion for music and playing piano bloomed under Dr. Pittman’s constructive guidance and constant support. His love for music and patience helps the kids to thrive, excel but above everything enjoy the beauty of playing such an alluring instrument."

MAR, parent of current student

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Contact Us

We're here to make the learning process easier and more enjoyable for you. Contact us to see how our services can help!

5836 Fayetteville Road
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27713

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