ANNA HAMILTON is an independent piano teacher in Columbia, South Carolina. She is Lecturer in Piano and Accompanist at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Hamilton began and continues a program for piano education in women’s correctional institutions in South Carolina: Goodman Correctional Institution (2012–2016) and Camille Griffin Graham...

ANNA HAMILTON is an independent piano teacher in Columbia, South Carolina. She is Lecturer in Piano and Accompanist at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Hamilton began and continues a program for piano education in women’s correctional institutions in South Carolina: Goodman Correctional Institution (2012–2016) and Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution (2017–2019).

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THE PIANO PROGRAM ​In the spring of 2012, I began a small program for piano study at a women's correctional institution in Columbia, South Carolina. Over the past eleven years, the program has been through numerous changes. The lesson location changed from Goodman (2012–2016) to Camille Griffin Graham (2017–present), when the two women's insti...
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Inclusion: Part 4, Music knows no walls

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The words above the entrance doors in the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution of Columbia, South Carolina, read, "Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters. Attitude is everything." Each Tuesday morning, I walk beneath these words to meet wi...
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The gift of music: Teaching piano in a women's correctional institution

The gift of music: Teaching piano in a women's correctional institution
​"Most people take piano lessons as a child, not as a middle-aged woman in prison." These words, spoken by a piano student at the Goodman Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina are true. This truth is a part of the reason why I began a small program for piano study at the prison two years ago. My research while a student at the Univer...
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