About Jamie Serena
Jamie studied piano from a young age with renowned pianist, Dr. Wael Farouk. She received her Bachelor’s in Music from Carthage College, graduating with honors in 2021, where she studied with Professor Fumi Nakayama and Dr. Deborah Masloski. During her time at Carthage, Jamie was very involved in the music program, including having the privilege of accompanying the school orchestra, participating in numerous recitals, and serving as the music director of the academic music fraternity. Additionally, Jamie was the recipient of multiple music scholarships, including the Alice Mack and Neill O. Rowe scholarship. She was also selected from her peers to perform in Carthage’s Honors Recital in 2018.
Throughout college, Jamie was dedicated to helping others grow. She was able to do this by serving as a peer coach and the tutor for all keyboard skills classes within the music department, as well as teaching students from the community under the supervision of Dr. Wael Farouk and Professor Fumi Nakayama.
With four years of teaching experience, Jamie is an energetic and warm teacher who strives to share her love of music with her students by finding ways to teach technical abilities and masterful artistry through a variety of methods and techniques that help showcase her students’ potential and unique gifts. She is excited to find creative ways that spark her students’ interest in music, including utilizing musical selections that inspire her students as they discover a joy and a love for music that will last a lifetime.