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Piano Pedagogy Alumni Accomplishments

Our pedagogy alumni hold positions at universities, public schools, and community music schools, and operate their own independent studios across the country.

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE TEACHING

Lynn Worcester, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2012; D.M.A.,, University of Oklahoma
       Instructor of Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Northern Iowa
       Previous: Assistant Professor, Shorter College, Rome, Georgia 

Thomas Harbin, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and performance, 2015
       Staff Accompanist, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Liz Kohl, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2012
       Yoga for Musicians Instructor, Portland State University, OR
       Director of Piano Studios and Co-Director of Education at Hoffman Academy of Music

Sara Steele, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2011; currently an M.M. student in collaborative piano
       Previous: Faculty Associate in Piano and Opera Theater, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

Michelle Lassiter, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2009; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2011
       Independent Piano Teacher, Waco, TX
       Music Faculty, Navarro College, Corsicana, TX

 Zachary Ridgway, B.M. Piano, 2006; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2009; D.M.A. Candidate, University of Texas at Austin 
       Piano Faculty, Incarnate Word University, San Antonio, TX
       Piano Faculty, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
       Piano Faculty, Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, TX

Jonathan Kaan, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2006
       Adjunct faculty, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
Pianist, Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, Carrollton, TX

Ryan Chandler, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2004
       Adjunct Piano Faculty, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX

Christina Bowers Mims, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1999; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2001
Navarro Community College, Corsicana, TX; Independent Piano Teacher, Teague, TX

Biliana Dimitrova, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2002
       Adjunct Piano Faculty, Richland College, Dallas, TX

Emily Greer Gary, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2001
       Piano Faculty and Choral Accompanist, UMHB Conservatory of Music, Belton, TX

Jonathan Gary, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2000
       Director, Conservatory of Music, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
       Adjunct French Faculty, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX

Paula Thomas-Lee, B.A. Music / Piano, 1996; 
       M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1998; D.M.A. Music Education, University of Georgia         
       Piano Faculty, Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA

Leisa Arnett, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1994
       Independent Piano Teacher and Kindermusik, Texarkana, TX
       Adjunct Instructor of Music, Texarkana Community College, Texarkana, TX

Gail Geary Wade, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1978; M.M. Music Theory, 1983
       Music Faculty, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX

Ann Combest Chamlee, B.M. Piano, 1969; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1988
       Chairman of the Piano Department, Temple College, Temple, TX

Joyanne Scott, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1968; M.M. Piano, University of Illinois
       Piano Faculty, Director of Preparatory Piano, Indiana University at Ft. Wayne


CONSERVATORY, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL

AND INDEPENDENT MUSIC TEACHERS

Chengjing Yang,  M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2014
            Clavier-Werke School of Music, Austin, TX

Danielle Creider, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2013
            Coppell Conservatory, Dallas, TX

Silvia Cruz Ugalde, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2013
            Clavier-Werke School of Music, Austin, TX

Bobi Ezell, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2012
       Piano Faculty, Samford University Preparatory Department, Birmingham, AL

Sarah Warner Bellows, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2010; M.M. Piano Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma
        Piano Faculty, Clavier-Werke School of Music, Austin, TX

Heidi Kliewer, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2010
         Independent Piano Teacher

Katie Thompson Yarbrough, B.M. Piano, 2008; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2010
       Independent Piano Teacher, Houston, TX

Andres Vargas, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2010
        Piano Faculty, Clavier-Werke School of Music, Austin, TX

Holly Blake Odeh, B.M. Piano, 2007; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2009
       Independent Piano Teacher, Sugar Land, TX

Leah Van Allen Pena, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2008; M.M. Piano Pedagogy, Texas Christian University
       Piano Faculty, Gray School of Music, Dallas, TX

Brittany Kling, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2008
       Piano Faculty, Lamar High School, Houston, TX
Independent Piano Teacher, Houston, TX

Rachel Helmer D’Ardenne, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2008
       Lake Air Intermediate Music and Choir, Waco, TX 

Heather Ward Muskrat, B.M. Piano, 2006; M.M. Piano Pedagogy, Texas Christian University
       Independent Piano Teacher, Centerton, AR

Sharon Wilber Herning, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 2005
       Piano Faculty, Musical Arts Center of San Antonio, TX

 Kelsy Sloyan, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2003
       Piano Faculty, New School for Music Study, Princeton, NJ
       Co-Founder, Music Faculty, Musical Beginnings Music School, Princeton, NJ

Sheri Grisham Boyce, M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 2000
       Director-Piano Faculty, Southlake Music Academy, Southlake, TX

Amy Duncan Reber, B.M. Piano, 1993; M.M. Piano Pedagogy and Performance, 1996
       Director-Piano Faculty, Kinder Conservatory of Music, Eatonton, G

John Weems, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1972
       Independent Piano Teacher, Houston, TX
       TMTA Pre-Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award, 1991

Lydia Bratcher, B.M. Piano Pedagogy, 1976
       Independent Piano Teacher, Waco, TX
       Past President, Waco Music Teachers Association
       Organist, Seventh and James Baptist Church, Waco, TX
       TMTA Teacher of the Year Award, 2006

Independent teachers operate in:

Lakewood, CO

McAllen, TX

Moody, TX

Winter Park, CO

Corpus Christi, TX

New Haven, CT

Waco, TX

Golden, TX

Valdosta, GA

Columbia, SC

Garland, TX

Carrollton, TX

Norman, OK

Galveston, TX

The Master's Touch School of Music, Grapevine, TX

Coppell Conservatory, Coppell, TX

Armstrong Community Music School, Austin, TX

School of Performing Arts, Naperville, IL