Anna Hamilton, D.M.A., is lecturer in piano and accompanist at the University of South Carolina Aiken. She maintains a piano studio for private and group lessons in Columbia, South Carolina. Her areas of special interest include community engagement and outreach in piano teaching.

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 Unive...
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