" Our goal is to achieve excellence in
the arts while making it a fun
One of the most versatile music and visual art studio's in the Florence, Darlington and Hartsville area, Christabelle Conservatory generates energy and excitement among parents and students. Private lessons are offered in the Black Creek Arts Center, and in our studio located in between Florence and Darlington.
This dynamic music and art program has been designed by a professional teacher, performer and artist with many years of experience.
Christabelle Conservatory specializes in vocal lessons for operatic, rock and popular styles as well as traditional and broadway, piano and guitar instruction , classes in music theory, painting and drawing. We also provide music for weddings , corporate and social events. We will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and help you plan the perfect music.
LESSONS ARE OFFERED FOR AGES 4-ADULT
Billie Caroline Mozingo was a pupil of the Cortot Legacy.
She studied piano performance with
Dana Harris Dixon, who was a
Fulbright Scholar and a pupil of the
renowned Yvonne Lefebure, one of the premier and most celebrated
French pianists and teachers of the 20th century. Lefebure was a teacher at the
Paris Conservatory, and a pupil of the Swiss born French pianist Alfred Cortot.
Alfred Cortot was also a teacher at the Paris Conservatory and a distinctive
figure in the pianistic pantheon. He was a friend and student of Frederic Chopin.
As a prolific recording artist and controversial virtuoso, Alfred Cortot
changed the face of Romantic pianism.
Mrs. Mozingo is a special lecturer and
performer of the music of the French Piano School. Including Debussy, Chopin,
Ravel and Georges Auric, among others. Her repertoire also includes works by
Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti, Schubert
and Bach. Her teacher, Dana Dixon was also a pupil of Rosina Lhevinne
at the Julliard School of Music, allowing Billie Caroline to be 8th in a line of
pianists descending directly from the teachers Czerny and Beethoven.
As winner of a full award, the Louise Amis Lawton Scholarship in
Piano Performance, Billie Caroline Mozingo studied for 4 years with Dana Dixon
and graduated from Coker College with a B.A. in Piano Performance in 1983. Her
graduate studies were also done with Dana H. Dixon through a graduate teaching
certificate program offered at Coker College during his career at Coker. Her other
graduate work includes American Institute, N.Y. Masterclasses with Lauren
Withers, ( Winthrop University), and Masterclasses/private lessons via the Paris
Conservatory. She has attended masterclasses studying under Eric Larsen,
Eduardo Delgado and Constance Knox Carroll, featured guest artists for the
Piano Clinics held at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. Featured below is a
list of some of Mrs. Mozingo's affiliations.
Recipient of the Louise Amis Lawton Scholarship
A full 4 year scholarship awarded in 1979 for a major in
Piano Performance at Coker College
Currently serves as a judge on the board of the
International Piano Teachers Guild/American
College of Musicians
Choir Master-Organist-Music Director
Active Chamber Musician
30 years professional experience
Member of the South Carolina Fingerstyle Guitar Association
Music Teachers National Association
Adjudicator for the S.C. Federation of Music Teachers
auditions held at Coker College since 1984
Former Music Director for Saint Paul's Bible College/
Fine Arts Director/ Saint Paul's Academy
In 1983, Mrs. Mozingo was selected to pioneer the first
teaching studio located in a music store for Florence, S.C.
at Greer Music House. She later moved her studio to
Andy Owings Music Center which was in the Magnolia
The photo below was taken in 1984 when Mrs. Mozingo was a guest at
Washington and Lee University, Lexington Va.
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