Abigail Staton

Indianapolis

Abigail discovered her passion for music in third grade, when her mother signed her up for piano lessons. She learned classical works and some gospel music in high school, with a focus on correct technique and reading music fluently. She learned French Horn and played in a community orchestra in high school. She was awarded a scholarship after winning a piano competition her senior year of high school. In college, Abigail studied music education, learning to play all the standard band/orchestra instruments. She continued her study of brass during 2 years of college. The other two years were spent studying classical voice alongside piano. Her senior year of college, she was selected to participate in an internship teaching music in a private school. She taught 3 elementary music theory classes, 3 choirs, 26 private music lessons a week, and co-taught a 32-piece beginner band. 
 
Abigail believes that all quality playing begins with strong technique, and has a technique-first approach to teaching. Beginning with correct technique sets students up to succeed in their long term musical goals, and allows students to see progress quickly. She believes each student has a unique learning style and enjoys the challenge tailoring instruction to ensure each student is successful!