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Ms. Angela Pyles, affectionally called Ms. Angela by her students, graduated from Converse College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, and that was only the beginning. While she had many options to choose from after college; one of which included her teaching general music in the public school; she decided to follow her heart and created a company that would bring her love and passion for music, children, adults, and community outreach all under one umbrella which is B Major Piano Studio, LLC. According to Ms. Angela, her journey toward turning BMPS into a formal business started in 2012 when a member of her church asked her to teach her two granddaughters how to play the piano. This was during the time when she could teach piano lessons informally, while still in undergraduate school.
From there Ms. Angela gained momentum and began to travel far and wide teaching students in homes, local churches on weekends, community centers, or wherever the need was because she was determined to make a difference through music. It was like the more she taught, the stronger her love for teaching grew. So much so that during that
season, teaching had become such a tool for transforming the lives of children that by the end of such an amazing year, Ms. Angela knew for sure that she wanted to teach piano full time. Although she had no idea how she would get there, she still followed her
passion for music and was determined to reach her destiny at all cost.
Although small in number, B Major was big in celebrating the achievement of each musician. When she stepped out on the water, B Major’s enrollment increased! From there, piano concerts became one of B Major’s signature events.
Ms. Angela is grateful that she stepped out on the water and she has no regrets for doing so. This is only the beginning, because she’s determined to Raise a Village with Music!
Ms. Angela is grateful to be a participant of the Minority Business Accelerator Program through the Greenville Chamber of Commerce! By faith, she submitted her application, had a great time in her interview with the instructors and directors, and was accepted in November 2018! This year long program will help her to expand not only as a business owner, but as a female leader, so she can inspire her little and big musicians to do the same. Although it will be a time consuming and challenging course (which ends in December of 2019) she is ALL IN! She constantly reminds her students, as well as herself, that If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you!