Kerri Turner is a classically trained pianist and Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She loves to play around with jazz, hymns, and other styles of music. September 2021 marks 25 years of piano teaching to children, teens and adults of all ages. She is currently working on creating her own music through improvising, arranging, and continues regular piano practice studying works by her favorite composers and performing.
Kerri attended the University of North Texas and graduated from Texas A & M University Kingsville (1996) with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance and Arkansas State University (1998) with a Masters degree in Piano Performance. She has also participated in numerous masterclasses with well-known pianists, competed in the World Piano Competition and Victoria Young Artists Competition, and performed at the Centre Fazioli in Paris, France for the Cours d'Interpretation Pour Pianistes.
Kerri was an Instructor of Music at Arkansas State University for 5 years where she taught group piano for music and non-music majors, applied piano, music fundamentals, music appreciation, and maintained an independent studio for adults and school-aged children. She has also taught at Mississippi County Community College, Pensacola Junior College, and Olive Baptist Church School of Performing Arts and has served as accompanist for a number of churches, ensembles, musicals, student musicians, and professionals in Texas, Arkansas, and Florida. She is the rehearsal pianist for the Gulf Coast Chorale.
Kerri belongs to many professional organizations including Music Teacher’s National Association, Florida State Music Teacher’s Association, and the Pensacola Music Teacher’s Association where she holds the office of FSMTA Vice President for District and Local Presidents. Her students participate in a wide variety of events through these associations where they receive highly complimentary remarks and praise from renowned judges. She was recognized as Top Music Teacher by Steinway and Sons for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Kerri is married to Chris Turner and they have two boys, age 15 and age 9. She enjoys reading, traveling, concert-going, taking care of her dog, Alvin, gardening, going to the beach, and sewing outlandish costumes.