History of RPTA

The Raleigh Piano Teachers Association was originated by the Raleigh Music Club. It began as an interest activity of that club and met with the Raleigh Music Club members for about two years. During this time, the enthusiasm and leadership of Mr. Stuart Pratt and Mrs. Roberta Templeton, along with others, proved to be a most vital force toward the growth of the small group and attracted the interest of other piano teachers. After two years and much help and encouragement from the Raleigh Music Club, it was felt by both groups that the piano teachers would find it to their advantage to form an organization of their own. Thus, in 1955, the Raleigh Piano Teachers Association, with Stuart Pratt as President, was organized. Since that time it has been successful in helping many teachers by its programs, workshops, and other professional activities.

RPTA Charter Members

Below are the names of the charter members of the Raleigh Piano Teachers Association who were influential in the founding of this organization. A list of all past presidents may be found in the Yearbook.

Edna Deitz Busby

Beulah Cameron

Marion Cable

Ruth Everett

Elfreda Johnson

Dorothy Kenyon

Stuart Pratt

Hilda Senter

Elizabeth Scott

Louise Tripp