Recent Student Success

TMTA State Runner Up 2024

Freshman Division Rosalyn 

Beethoven Club 2023 and 2024 (Winners Collegiate and Pre-College)

Second Place Winner-precollege Jaslyn

Winner- Piano Intermediate Yuka

Prize Winners-Cora Haslett, Ian Greer

TMTA State Winner 2023

Senior Division Yuka Yang

Germantown Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 2021

Winner: Diego Parra, Shostakovich Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major op. 102

TN Cleveland Orchestra Concerto Competition 2019

Prizewinner: Jeriel Jorguenson, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 in c minor op. 37

TNMTA State Competition 2020

 Senior Piano 

Honorable Mention Daniel Gottschalk

Beethoven Club 2021

Junior A 

Third Place-Jaslyn Macon 

Junior B 

First Place-Emily Zhang 


First Place-Carmen Lemos 

Second Place-Jeriel Jorguenson

National Association of Negro Musicians Southeast Region 2021

2nd Place Jeriel Jorguenson

Students say...

So many things in my practice come naturally now…thank you for everything you've taught me these past years. You are a true mentor, in friendship and music.

-Carmen Lemos

Dr. McCain

You woke up a little musician in me this past fall!! Can't wati to grow in music these next few years….I think you are actually superwoman.

-Kat Williams

Dr. McCain is a truly inspiring musical mentor. I came to her with a weak sense of rhythm and I wasn’t really tuned in to hearing myself critically. She diagnosed my rhythm issues immediately and really helped me hone in on a practical way to solve it. Now I’m experiencing rhythm and pulse in my body and it’s made a huge difference. 

— Rose Murray

She pushes me to do my best and excel … even when I haven't believed in myself she always believes in me.  

— Marcus Browning

My entire musical outlook changed when I began my lessons with Dr. McCain. She opened up a new world for me of sound colors, nuances, and dimensions of tone. Our work together has transformed my playing.       

-Jeriel Jorguenson