Martha Edwards


Over my career, I have performed with such respected professional orchestras as the Cincinnati Pops, Charlotte Symphony, Baltimore Opera Orchestra and Mexico City Philharmonic. Before moving to Arizona, I was quite active performing with the Charlotte Symphony, having given over 300 performances with this ensemble. I have performed many times with the South Carolina Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
I carry this experience into every lesson I teach, both on piano and horn.


I have extensive experience teaching both piano and french horn. I have taught piano students at all ages from Kindergarten to retirees.
Before coming to Arizona, I served as interim horn professor at the University of South Carolina School of Music. I previously served as Instructor of Horn at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, maintaining a studio of 8-10 students as well as giving solo recitals.
Since moving to the Carolinas in 1999 I have been teaching piano and horn while performing professionally. I have built a successful studio that has seen many students make the South Carolina All-State Band and Orchestra, including four first-chair placements. A number of these students went on to receive scholarships to attend music schools, including the University of South Carolina, Furman, St. Olaf College and Princeton University.


I hold three degrees in music: a Bachelors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and a Graduate Performance Certificate from the prestigious Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. I have studied piano with Margaret Betcher, Todd Wellborn and Thomas Yang. I have studied horn with Douglas Hill, Michael Hatfield, Nancy Becknell and Peter Landgren.

EVMTA (East Valley Music Teachers' Association), PMTA (Phoenix Music Teachers' Association), ASMTA (Arizona State Music Teachers' Association)

36th and Knox

Beginner thru Advanced


Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe

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3436 East Winona St
Phoenix, AZ, 85044

803-636-4527 (h), 803-636-4527 (c), 803-636-4527 (w)

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