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Play More Music offers private music instruction by highly qualified local teachers. Some instructors offer the opportunity to audit one lesson. We love teaching and you will love learning! All instruments are taught.

Penelope Williams

Penelope Williams has been teaching and performing professionally in the Atlanta area and nationwide for 20 years. She conducts clinics and workshops in improvisation, pianostyles, harmony, theory and composition. She is also called upon as a lecturer, delivering speeches on critical issues affecting the arts.

Penelope holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Music Marketing and Management.  While receiving her MM degree she held the position of interim Jazz Vocal Choir instructor where she collaborated with African American Studies, leading the way for interdisciplinary activities in a concert setting.

Penelope Williams has crusaded for recognition of women jazz musicians, leading International Assoc. for Jazz Education (IAJE) Women’s Caucus for many years and celebrating jazz during conferences and Women In Jazz Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Her leadership has provided a lasting impact in re-discovering significant historic women of the jazz tradition.

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley