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1924 KERNON SMITH Figure Pianiste : Teacher Piano, History of Music, Music Appreciation, Theory TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to certify that Miss Kernon Smith has been a teacher in our Music Department for the past three years and we regret very much that she is not to return to us next year. Her work in our school has been highly satisfactory in every way. Miss Smith has been teaching Piano, History of Music, and Music Appreciation. We consider her a valuable teacher of these subjects. Her work in the department as a whole has been very agreeable and her hearty cooperation has given us a high estimation of her desire to please and her ability in any undertaking. Regretting that Miss Smith is not to return to us we recommend her to any one desiring a teacher. Sincerely, PAUL V. BOMAR, President of Judson College. JUDSON COLLEGE, Marion, Ala. TO WHOM CONCERNED:— Miss Kernon Smith has thaught in Judson College for three years and has been re-elected for the season of 1921–22. By her ability as a pianist and teacher, by her willingness to co-operate with other, members of the faculty by her untiring energy and intense interest in her work she has filled her place most successfully, and we shall be greatly disappointed should she decide not to return to us for the coming season. I recommend her heartily, being confident that she will give satisfaction in any position she accepts. E. L. POWERS, Director of Music—Judson College. (Answer to a Letter of Inquiry) Norman Park, Ga. DEAR SIR:— Your letter relative to Miss Kernon Smith, received, and I would have written you sooner but have been trying to make some combination so that we might keep Miss Smith. Miss Smith is, in my judgment, the best music teacher that we have had in Norman Institute during my stay of seven years here. I am anxious to keep her but will be compelled to combine the departments of instrumental and vocal music. Miss Smith is industrious. When pupils do not come to lessons she locks them up. She works for her department and did not cease to try to build it up. We have the largest number of pupils this year that we have had in many years. In every respect I consider Miss Smith an excellent teacher and you will be fortunate in securing her services. If I could make other combinations I would, under no circumstances, be willing for her to leave Norman Institute. With very best wishes, I am, Sincerely, J. A. SCOGGIN, President, Norman Institute. Louisville, Ky., Jun 5th, 1923. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:— Miss Kernon Smith, of Clinton, Kentucky, was a student of the Louisville Conservatory of Music during the summer session 1922, during which time she studied piano under Mr. Lionel Levinson-Sinclair. Both her teacher and the manager of this Conservatory have only fine things to say of the intelligent work Miss Smith did. She has a wide musical training which contributed largely to the development she made under Mr. Sinclair. I am glad to answer any inquiries concerning the qualifications of Miss Smith as a musician, and as a teacher of music. I remain, FREDERIC A. COWLES, Director. Louisville Conservatory of Music. CLINTON TEACHER SCORES SUCCESS From the Marion Times-Standard, Marion, Ala., we take an except from an article descriptive of the concert given by the faculty of Judson's School of Music, of which Miss Kernon Smith, of this place, is a member. After paying special tribute to the talent of the other teachers who took part, the Times-Standard says: In Miss Smith's playing of several atractive piano numbers, she displayed a musical touch, skillful pedaling and a fine sense of tone value. Her playing of Borodin's 'In the Convent' was particularly charming. Clinton is proud of the attainments of Miss Smith, whose skillful playing is equalled by her deep love for music.— Clinton Gazette. THE MUSICAL AMERICA CO. Chicago Office. Maurice Rosenfield, Correspondent MISS KERNON SMITH, Clinton, Ky. My Dear Miss Smith:— In the time you studied with me last year you proved to be a studious, gifted pupil, and made rapid progress. I am sure you have the faculty of imparting the knowledge that you have gained to others and I do not hesitate to recommend you. With kindest regards, Sincerely, MAURICE ROSENFIELD, Teacher. Piano Department, Chicago Musical College Chicago, Ill. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:— This is to certify that Miss Kernon Smith studied piano and normal methods with me during the summer of 1919. I found her an ambitious and earnest student and one who gave convincing proof of her teaching ability. Sincerely, GLENN DILLARD GUNN. Teacher of Piano—Chicago Musical College. CHICAGO MUSICAL COLLEGE Chicago THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT:— Miss Kernon Smith, of Clinton, Kentucky, has studied the principles of Harmony and Analysis with me at the Chicago Musical College and showed marked ability and aptness in her work. Should she wish to teach in that department of musical work, I would recommend her very willingly. LAURA DRAKE HARRIS, Theory Dep't.—Faculty. For further information, write MISS KERNON SMITH, Permanent Address, Clinton, Ky. Nashville, Tenn., August 4, 1923. PRESIDENT J. D. SANDEFER, Abilene, Texas. My Dear President Sandefer: Upon making a little inquiry I find that Miss Kernon Smith. Clinton, Kentucky, is available for a piano position this fall. I have known her for a number of years and can vouch for her splendid character and pleasing personality. The enclosed testimonials will give you an idea of her qualifications as a teacher of piano. She has also sent me a pretty fair likeness of herself which I enclose. I am perfectly confident that Miss Smith will measure up to the requirements of your position as outlined to me. She comes from a home of refinement and culture and her influence will always be of the best. I believe you will be fortunate to secure her services. With kindest regards, Sincerely yours, JOHN L. HILL. Editorial Secretary, Baptist Sunday School Board. BETHEL WOMAN'S COLLEGE J. W. Gaines, A. M., LL. D., President Established 1854. A Junior College and Conservatory Hopkinsville, Ky., April 25. 1924. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:— Miss Kernon Smith, the bearer hereof, has been teaching piano. theory and harmony in Bethel Woman's College for several months. She came into this place after the session was opened—taking the place of one who had resigned. It was rather trying, but she made good. Miss Smith in painstaking and successful as a teacher. I commend her with pleasure. Truly, J. W. GAINES. Richmond, Va. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to certify that I have known Miss Kernon Smith for the last six years and have watched her development as a pianist with much interest. She studied piano with me for three years and did earnest, careful work. Her playing is showy and pleasing. She is an unusually good sight reader and accompanist. Miss Smith is a conscientious and untiring worker, and is loyal to a marked degree. She justly merits the consideration of any one in need of a piano teacher. Sincerely, EULA VIRGINIA MARRIOTT. Faculty, Virginia Conservatory of Music.
|Title||Kernon Smith: pianiste: teacher|
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|Personal Name Subject||Smith, Kernon|
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