History of Carrousel Piano Studio 

Carrousel Piano Studio was founded by Betty Sutton in the early 70’s. At the time, Betty had not landed on an official name for her piano business, but was well known in the community for being the best! She served as the choir director at Rogers High School, where she took the choir all the way to State and National competitions, and served as musical director at Rogers Little Theatre (now Arkansas Public Theatre).

Betty and a colleague began teaching group lessons to younger students out of her home on Magnolia St. where she then named her studio Carrousel Fine Arts Studio. In 1985 Betty broke ground in her back lot where the studio stands today. In 1989 the studio was registered as Carrousel Piano Studio as an official business and has been a business in NWA ever since.

Where’d the name come from? Betty came up with the name Carrousel after frequently visiting Paris, where her late son lived. ‘Carrousel’ (as opposed to ‘Carousel’) is the French spelling of the word.

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