Schaefer Piano Studio
Schaefer Piano Studio

Professional Activities

Student performances:


2 recital programs per year; Annual CHMTA Festival of Auditions, NCMTA district auditions, NCMTA state auditions, CHMTA sponsored Masterclasses, monthly performance classes, performances in retirement communities, DMTA Play-A-Thon events.

Leadership and Service Activities:


Member-at-Large, Durham Music Teachers Association Board, 2015-16

Secretary, Durham Music Teachers Association Board, 2012-2014

Newsletter Editor, CHMTA, 2003-07. 

President, CHMTA, 1999-2000.

Secretary, CHMTA, 1996-97.

MTNA/NCMTA Junior High Baldwin Auditions Chair, State Conference 1996.

Newsletter Editor, CHMTA, 1995-96.

President, CHMTA 1993-94.

Program Chair, CHMTA, 1992-93.

Festival of Auditions Chair, CHMTA, 1988-89; 89-90.

NCMTA Certification Committee, 1989-90.


Adjudication Experiences:


Raleigh Piano Teachers Association Young Artist Auditions

NC Division National Federation of Music Clubs Auditions

NCMTA Piano Olympics Festival, Rocky Mount, NC 1994.

OMTA, Defiance Ohio, Piano Festival 1985.


Performing Experience


Chamber music and solo performances:


Chapel Hill NC: The Chapel Hill Bible Church, Carol Woods Retirement Center, Carolina Meadows ,The Governor's Club (private residence). Durham NC: Brightleaf Square, Croasdaile Reirement Community,  Durham Arts Council recital hall, NC Central University, Northegate Mall.Washington DC: The Catholic University of America (1987-current)


Church Pianist and Free Lance work:


Assistant Pianist, Holy Infant Catholic Church, Durham, NC, January 2010 - 2013

Substitute Pianist, Holy Infant Catholic Church, Durham, NC, 2008-2010

Assistant Pianist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Chapel Hill, NC, 1996-2013

Many free lance performances for weddings, receptions, parties since 1987 in the Triangle area.


Schaefer Piano Studio

Frances Heutte Schaefer

Teacher and Freelance Pianist



805 Tinkerbell Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Located less than one mile from Durham county, off  Ephesus Church Rd.


Landline (studio): (919) 942-6536 

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