Courtney Brown Foley holds a Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance from City University New York-Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Rollins College, graduating magna cum laude from both institutions. Her teachers include internationally renowned pianists Geoffrey Burleson and Gloria Cook, and she has participated in masterclasses with revered artists such as Leon Fleischer, Steven Lubin, Ning An, John Pickett, and Joann Byrd Rogers. During her time at Rollins, she gained extensive pedagogical training by working with the esteemed Rollins Community School of Music as a student teacher and later began teaching privately on her own in 2009. Mrs. Foley became interested in teaching students with exceptionalities several years ago and has conducted many hours of research on modalities that serve learners with special needs, including taking courses in special music education and specifically in teaching students with autism through The Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. In addition to being a teacher, Mrs. Foley is a soloist and chamber musician and has performed solo recitals, lecture recitals, and chamber music at numerous venues in New York, Florida, and her home state of Kentucky, as well as at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy. She has also volunteered her time as a staff accompanist at Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, working with the young women’s ensemble. Mrs. Foley is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Georgia Music Teachers Association, and North Fulton Music Teachers Association. When not making music with others through performance and teaching, she enjoys running and being a homemaker and stay-at-home mother to her two young sons.