<p>All Classes at Novapiano are taught by Chris Almond, a member of MTNA and <a href="http://www.nvmta.org/">NVMTA</a> In addition to studying piano with <a href="http://www.uark.edu/depts/uamusic/html/Hickson_Carolyn.htm"> Carolyn Hickson</a> at the University of Arkansas, Chris also performed on Oboe and English Horn with the North Arkansas and Fort Smith Symphony Orchestras and the &quot;Ozarks Woodwind Quintet.&quot; Chris has also performed as a Jazz Saxophonist with the University of Arkansas Jazz Band and on a variety of Medieval and Baroque period instruments in Collegium Musicum. Chris completed his B.M. in Music Theory in 1998 under <a href="http://www.uark.edu/depts/uamusic/html/Mueller_Robert.htm"> Dr. Robert Mueller</a>. In addition to leading Novapiano, he is also the Director of Education for <a href="http://www.pianoplaceinc.com/">Piano Place</a>, one of the nation's largest piano dealers.</p>
<p>Chris' instruction combines traditional elements, some Suzuki Method influences, along with the educational benefits of modern electronic technology to create a dynamic, flexible, and fun experience for the student, parent, and teacher.</p>
<p>Chris is also active as a studio accompanist.</p>