Paoli resident William Carr, a professor of music and chair of Immaculata University’s music department, has been named a Top Music Teacher for 2017 by Steinway & Sons.
Carr was nominated for the prestigious award by Jacobs Music, the only Steinway & Sons dealer representative for Southeastern and South-Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.
“To be named as one of the best music teachers in the country by Ron Losby, CEO and president of Steinway & Sons, is indeed an honor,” said Carr. “To be nominated by officials from Jacobs Music, who work with the region’s best teachers at all educational levels, is an example of how music transcends all boundaries.”
Carr studied piano at the Juilliard School with Adele Marcus, as well as at Temple University, and he earned his doctorate in piano at the Catholic University of America with Marcus. He continued his piano studies in Germany and Austria with concert pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.
In 2005, Carr was named a Steinway Artist, a title that recognizes the most exceptional music performers in the world.