Carol Kuzdenyi holds a BS in Music Education with honors from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, where she majored in piano, and minored in voice.
She holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano with Milton Salkind and Yuji Takahashi.
Carol Kuzdenyi has been performing and teaching music in California for 43 years. She welcomes students of all ages and technical levels, including adult beginners and re-beginners.
Carol has written several books for her beginning piano students:
~ Nil Desperandum: Piano Music for Beginning Adults
~ Joga-rhythms: A New Approach to Beginning Piano
~ Junior Joga-rhythms (for 5 to 7-year-old beginners)
Carol came to Pacific Grove in 2001 to assume the Director of Music position at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, a position she held until October, 2008.
Carol also accompanied Dr. Sal Ferrantelli’s Monterey Peninsula College Day-time Choir and his Vocal Jazz Ensemble from 2007 to 2013.
Carol has accompanied many different church, school, and community choirs in the area, as well as solo instrument recitals. She was the entire "orchestra" for the 2010 nine-week summer run of "Broadway — A Musical" at the Wharf Theater in Monterey.
Carol directed The Monday-Night Choir from 2009 through the spring of 2012 (the first three semesters as a Chorus I class in the Monterey Peninsula College catalog).
Carol Kuzdenyi is at home in all styles of music. To listen to some of her performances, go to the Performance Examples page.