Tabitha Johnson has the ‘keys’ to success

Tabitha Johnson (Tam Photography - Montreal)

By Cyril Josh Barker

Tabitha Johnson doesn’t just play the piano, she engages it. When she’s performing classical pieces, her fingers caress the ebony and ivory keys and her body sways to and fro as she produces audible masterpieces.

The 24-year-old virtuoso is a graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music and is on the path to being one of the world’s most notable classical musicians. In March, she won the David I. Martin Music Guild of the National Association of Negro Musician’s (NANM) piano and organ competition. Last month, she won the NANM’s Eastern Regional competition and now she’s headed for the national competition this summer.

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