Welcome to Carrollwood Music!
Carrollwood Music was formed by Ms. Sperry, in 1995.
Carol Sperry Johnson offers both clarinet and piano instruction to students of all ages.
Her Master's Degree is from the Juilliard School of Music, in clarinet performance. She encourages serious clarinet students of all ages. Ms. Sperry's particular interest with the clarinet, is in preparing both college level, and HS students for performances, and helping them to be their musical best, while using techniques learned during her studies with world class musicians during her lifetime.
Her Bachelor's Degree is from Florida State University, in Music Therapy. Ms.Sperry's piano specialty is in autism, working both with typical, as well as, autistic, piano students ages 5-17.
ALL students are encouraged to perform on a regular basis, both with "The Friday Morning Musicale" Performance Center in South Tampa, as well as, annually preparing for the "American Federation of Music Clubs Festival, which occurs each February, and is held at Hillsborough Community College in Ybor City. The AFMC is a nationally held music festival. Students who receive a top rating at the district level, can perform in the state level festival, which occurs each May.
In addition, Ms. Sperry has been both a clarinet adjudicator , as well as, a piano adjudicator, for the MENC "Solo & Ensemble"Performances which occurs each February, through all school systems nationwide. She encourages SERIOUS students to enter. Students who receive a "Superior" rating at the District Level, go on to perform at the State Level. To enter a clarinet or piano perfomance through "Solo & Ensemble," a student must be currently enrolled in band, orchestra, or chorus, in their respective school.
It is proven that both LISTENING TO, and especially, PERFORMING music, affects the human condition; neurologically, emotionally, AND spiritually. It is also a proven scientific fact, that the utilization of that portion of the brain, which is required for musical learning and performing, increases the intellectual capacities, particularly in the developing brain of a person In addition, music can help to facilitate the assimilation of knowledge, particularly with math and science.
The Arts are a NECESSARY component to the overall well being of EVERY individual's human condition..and it is my goal in life, through much positive reinforcement, to share this joy with as many people as I am able.
MUSIC PERFORMS MIRACLES!"
Carol Sperry Johnson, MM, MT