Sylvia Karkus Furash
Mrs. Furash has taught private and group piano students at Tulsa, Jr. College in Oklahoma, Duchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She teaches all levels and all ages.
Boston University, College of Music (BMus Perf) with certifications from Northern Illinois University (group piano) and Amherst College (Taubman technique). State- and nationally-certified in piano and theory by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
She has presented workshops for teachers on the national, state and local levels, and published articles in national music teacher magazines. She has also adjudicated for auditions and competitions throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. Mrs. Furash served on the executive boards of Oklahoma-Tulsa Accredited Music Teachers Association, New York State MTA, and founded and chaired the Poughkeepsie, NY, chapter of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Her affiliations include Massachusetts MTA, Piano Teachers Congress of NY and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.Her teachers have included Grete Husserl, Alfredo A. Fondacaro, Edith Stearns, Aldo Mancinelli. Mrs. Furash currently studies with Robert Durso and Yoriko Fieleke of the Golandsky (Taubman) Institute of Piano. She has performed solo and chamber works, with Rudolph Efram, violin and in duo piano with Florence M. Grenis, Julie Martyn-Baker, flute of the Hudson Valley, New York. Cape Cod performances have been solo, with Dan Flonta,violin; and Donna Murphy, piano.