Linda M. Calhoun received a Bachelors of Science degree in Music Education from East Texas State University (1970) and a Master of Arts degree in Education (1975). She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association as well as the Arkansas state and Northwest Arkansas affiliates of MTNA. Mrs. Calhoun is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano(NCTM). She attends local as well as regional education opportunities which includes her annual attendance at the National Piano Teachers Institute.
After completing her undergraduate degree she taught public school music in Texas and for the Department of Defense in the Azores, Portugal. Mrs. Calhoun left teaching in 1979 to work for the IBM Corporation. Upon retirement from IBM she opened a studio in Bella Vista, Arkansas. She has over 15 years experience teaching private lessons.
The philosophy of Mrs. Calhoun is to educate and instill a love of music to last a lifetime. She uses many different method books chosen to suit the student. Additionally she teaches theory, ear training, and keyboard skills (technique). She supplements the method books with music of importance to the student. In her studio her students use the computer for theory education as well as writing music. She uses midi disks as accompaniments as available.
Her studio has students of all ages from 5 to 65+. Her students attend a weekly private lesson as well as frequent group lessons. The group lessons include performance training, music history and games to enhance the learning process.