Dr. Lesley Sisterhen McAllister

Associate Professor of Piano
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Associate Professor of Piano

Keyboard | Piano Pedagogy

Lesley Sisterhen McAllister is Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Pedagogy at Baylor University. In addition to teaching courses in piano pedagogy, she also teaches a course on performer wellness, class piano, and directs the Piano Laboratory Program. Dr. McAllister holds degrees from the University of Houston (BM), Florida State University (MM), and the University of Oklahoma (DMA). The former chair of the editorial board for the MTNA E-Journal, she currently serves as the co-chair for the Pedagogy Student planning committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. An active clinician, she has presented at such conferences as the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy (GP3) Forum, two national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association, and the College Music Society national conference. Published several times in American Music Teacher, she was awarded the 2010 “Article of the Year" award by the Music Teachers National Association. She has also been published in Clavier Companion, Piano Pedagogy Forum, and the MTNA E-Journal. She is the author of The Balanced Musician: Integrating Mind and Body for Peak Performance.

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