Education and awards:
- Bachelor of Music Performance with Concentration in Classical Guitar, magna cum laude
- Academic and Music Scholarship at Berry College
- Awarded Membership of the Berry College Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda
- Masterclasses: Mary Akerman masterclass, November 2019; Aynur Begatov masterclass, November 2018; Matt Anderson masterclass, October 2018
Notable roles/performance experience:
- Member of Berry College Jazz Band
- Member of Berry College Guitar Ensemble
- Ensemble: Various accompaniment and solos for senior recitals, Berry College’s Men’s Choir, and the Berry College Jazz Band’s livestream and recordings
- Solo: Various junior and senior recitals; Berry College Donor Gala; Inspire Concert Series, Berry College Alumni Award Ceremony Luncheon; and Oak Hill Victorian Tour
- Guitar teacher at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia (2019-2022)
- Private guitar teacher (2019-present)
A recent Berry grad, Alice Johnston has been teaching students since 2019. With a strong background in classical guitar, Alice puts a lot of emphasis on inspiring students— learning what they are interested in playing and helping them discover their confidence.
Alice currently teaches students in classical guitar, beginner jazz guitar, acoustic guitar, and beginner piano.
“As an instructor, I aim to create a safe, inspiring atmosphere for learning,” Alice shares. “I prioritize positive affirmation while challenging students to push themselves to set and achieve their own goals. I believe through interactive music lessons, students have the opportunity to improve focus, enhance learning skills, develop musical abilities, and create a positive outlet for creative self-expression.”
Alice enjoys doing martial arts, and she currently has a green belt in Hapkido.