Nurturing creativity through music

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By Vanessa Hurst

Diana Aubrey had studied music privately and started teaching music lessons at Memorial Elementary in Hart County, when she decided to branch out and open a piano studio in Hodgenville in 1977,

“Being that young I didn’t have a business plan, I just advertised for two weeks and ended up getting 20 students those first few weeks!”

Aubrey teaches all skill levels of students at varied ages from 2 years old to adults. “One of the best parts of teaching music is when you see the ‘light bulb’ go off as a student really starts to understand something they’ve been working on or practicing;” said Aubrey. “I love seeing my students blossom and grow musically.”

Aubrey also works with students who have special needs, “It’s such a joy to be able to help special needs students gain a skill. Music gives them a way to express themselves and to make connections that may not have been possible without music.”

Aubrey, teaching her second generation, said “It’s neat to think that parents that I have taught are bringing their children in for lessons. I’ve been blessed to have so many wonderful students, many of which have gone on to have musical careers. One former student is the director of a steel drum orchestra in North Carolina.”

“I never get tired of seeing the newness of kids’ creativity.” Aubrey added.

Aubrey teaches Music Train, which is music for ages 6 months to age 6. She offers private and small group piano instruction from beginning to college prep.

Aubrey is also currently serving her second term as president of the Kentucky Music Teacher’s Association. Aubrey also serves as minister of music at Colesburg Baptist Church. She has arranged and organized events for musicians such as the Harp Twins, who recently came to Hodgenville and the LaRue County Schools.

Diana C. Aubrey Piano Studio is located at 112 S. Walters Avenue, Suite 103 in Hodgenville. Phone number is 270-358-8820. Her can also find her on Facebook @ Diana C. Aubrey Piano Studio.