About Mrs. Purchase
Mary Beth Purchase is an active teacher and adjudicator residing in Pompano Beach, Florida, opening her studio there in 1986. Mary Beth is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), earning her BA in Music, Summa Cum Laude. She continued in graduate studies of piano and pedagogy with Judith Burganger, FAU’s Artist in Residence.
Mary Beth is nationally certified by the Music Teachers National Association as well as state certified by the Florida State Music Teachers Association (FSMTA). She is certified to adjudicate by FSMTA at all levels. She also adjudicates for the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the Federated Music Clubs of America and other entities as requested.
Mary Beth has been an active member of the Broward County Music Teachers Association (BCMTA) since 1994. Mary Beth Purchase is presently the FSMTA District VI President and is BCMTA Past-President. She currently serves on the FSMTA Executive Board.
Mrs. Purchase also serves BCMTA as Chair of the Pompano Beach Children in the Arts Piano Competition. Her tenure as Chair began in 1996. This event has earned a prestigious reputation throughout Florida for recognizing South Florida’s most promising and gifted young pianists.