Simone Parker teaches piano, violin and viola at her independent studio, Sparkling
Keys and Strings, and joined the Austin Peay State University (APSU) department of
music faculty as an adjunct instructor in 2012. Since Spring 2015, she offers group
and individual sessions in the Alexander Technique.
In 2014, Simone Parker became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), accredited
through the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and in 2010, she was awarded
the Excellence of Teaching Award from the APSU-Community School of the Arts. The award
recognizes Simone Parker for her continuous and consistent dedication to realizing
the very best from her students, teaching them that in music as in life, great endeavors
bring great rewards.
Mrs. Parker currently is the principal pianist at the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and
regularly accompanies and performs with students in her independent studio, other
community studios, and APSU music students. In the past she has been a church pianist/accompanist
and has been the music director for a local church. During the Summer, she presents
various summer camps and has been actively involved with the APSU Piano and String