Dr. Thais Perkins is the owner/director of the Music Tree Prep School. The Music Tree has served Zachary, La., and its surrounding communities since 2010.
A well-respected performer and educator, she holds the following degrees in piano performance: Bachelor of Music / Loyola University; Master of Music / Southeastern University; Doctor of Musical Arts / Louisiana State University.
Dr. Perkins has been on the faculty of the music departments of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond (1994-2002); Southern University in Baton Rouge (2004-2010); and Baton Rouge Community College (2010-2012). She has served as the Founding Director of the SLU Community Music School and the Music Tree Preparatory School in Covington, La., as well as Director of the LSU Music Academy.
She currently serves as the Coordinator of Performance for the DeBose Fine Arts Festival of Baton Rouge and the president of the board of the Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ). She is a member of The Music Teachers National Association, the American College of Musicians, and the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.