Atlanta Piano Teachers Owner John Stonko
About John Stonko
Since 2009 John Stonko has served as the principal owner of Atlanta Piano Teachers in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also teaches. In addition to leading private and group lessons for adults and children at all levels of experience, he is responsible for overseeing the management of the studio, scheduling piano and keyboard lessons, and hiring new teachers. Catering to students of varying talent levels, the school excels in preparing individuals for college prep courses and professional performances. For his role with Atlanta Piano Teachers, John Stonko was honored with the Georgia Music Affiliates Society’s (GMAS) 2012 Teacher of the Year Award.
Outside of his work as a piano teacher and business owner, Mr. Stonko interacts with a number of charitable organizations. He has helped build houses for in-need communities through Habitat for Humanity and served food during the holiday seasons with Hosea Feed the Hungry. He also enjoys staying physically active by skiing, boxing, and doing yoga.
Update: Habitat for Humanity’s Restoring the American Dream Campaign
John Stonko, DMA, has held numerous positions as a professional piano instructor in Georgia, culminating in the establishment of his own studio Atlanta Piano Teachers in 2009. Active in the local community, John Stonko also works with local Habitat for Humanity volunteers to build affordable houses for families in need.
In spite of the recent housing downturn, Habitat for Humanity continued its efforts to help in-need families own their own homes, growing into the sixth largest homebuilder in the nation as of 2010. In 2012, the Northwest Metro Atlanta (NWMA) Habitat stepped up its efforts to strengthen the regional housing market with the Restoring the American Dream initiative. 2014 marks the midpoint of NWMA Habitat’s four-year campaign, which has a goal of aggressively developing the local housing market by providing homeownership opportunities to low-income families.
The Restoring the American Dream project calls of the completion or renovation of 88 single-family homes in the Cobb-Douglass-Paulding County service area, and the construction of a gifts-in-kind warehouse to store materials for future projects, by 2016. To that end, NWMA Habitat continues to rely on the support and contributions of local businesses, faith organizations, and service-minded individuals. For more information about NWMA Habitat‘s ongoing projects, visit www.nwmetroatlantahabitat.org.