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Artist Faculty

Experienced & Qualified

The artist faculty at the Piano Academy of North Carolina, LLC are highly trained and experienced teachers with advanced music degrees in piano performance and pedagogy.  These professional teachers are not only performers, they are also exceptional teachers who have vast teaching experience a wide range of students of may ages and experience levels.


Dr. Frank Pittman, NCTM

Artistic & Executive Director

Dr. Pittman its the owner and founder of the Piano Academy of North Carolina, LLC.  He has 37 years teaching experience and is a renowned adjudicator for performance festivals and competitions.  His students have participated many local, regional, national and international festivals and competitions.  He is a permanently certified teacher of music in piano.


• Doctor of Musical Arts—University of North Carolina at Greensboro

• Master of Music—Temple University

• Bachelor of Music—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music in Piano


• Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

• North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA)

    State Piano Performance Festival Chair : 2016 - present

    Immediate Past President: 2009-2011

    State President: 2007-2009

    President-elect: 2005-2007

    Vice-President (Membership): 2003-2005

    Conference Local Host Chair: 2002-2003

• Durham Music Teachers Association (DMTA)

    Piano Area Performance Festival Chair: 2015 - present

    Scholarship Chair: 2014 2018

• Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society)

• Phi Mu Alpha

Jan Herboth

Artist Teacher

Jan Herboth combines a strong background as a performer with over 40 years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities.  She made her debut as a performer at the age of 9 as soloist with the Greenville (SC) Symphony and went on to appear in numerous performances as an orchestral soloist, a chamber musician, and as a solo pianist.  She has studied with such distinguished teachers as Richard Cass, Ozan Marsh, Lee Luvisi, and Lillian Kallir.  She has also completed pedagogy classes at the University of Wisconsin, Lake Forest College, University of Louisville, East Carolina University, and CPCC.  In addition to teaching, Ms. Herboth is a frequent adjudicator in both North and South Carolina.


• Master of Music—University of Kentucky

• Bachelor of Music—University of Louisville


• Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

• North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA)

    Raleigh District Chair: Piano Performance Festival

• Durham Music Teachers Association (DMTA)

• Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association (CHMTA)

    Treasurer: 2018-present

• Charlotte Music Teachers Association (CMTA)

• Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum (CPTF)

    Past President

Contact the academy director to schedule an interview with one of our extraordinary artist faculty.

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