Growing up in Rogers, Arkansas, Summer began her musical studies in piano at age 5 at Carrousel Piano Studio. At the age of 16 Summer began teaching alongside Betty and Miriam at Carrousel! Summer earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Studies Child Development with a minor in Music from Oklahoma Christian University. Summer continues her musical education and training by participating in the Music Teacher National Association (MTNA) and the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA). Through these programs, she continually studies and strives to improve her teaching and playing abilities. In 2015 Summer Roller took over ownership of Carrousel Piano Studio, with the plans to stay in Rogers and continue offering music lessons to the Northwest Arkansas area.
Miriam is a northwest Arkansas native who began music lessons at the age of 8. Her love for music led her to begin playing as the full-time church accompanist, playing for soloists, choirs, groups, and various other church functions. As her love of piano performance grew, so did her desire to teach. Miriam took on her first student while still in high school and has been teaching ever since. Her passion for teaching inspired her to earn the Music Teacher’s National Association Certification. This certification is received through university study in private piano studies in music, theory, history, pedagogy, and business management. Miriam is a Nationally Certified Teacher of MTNA and continues her education through state (ASMTA) and regional (NAMTA) music teachers associations. Miriam is currently the pianist at Grace Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas.