ALLARD
Avril



Piano Faculty at
Indian Hill Music


Littleton, Massachusetts





Master Class Repertoire:

Debussy: L'Isle joyeuse

Chamber Music:
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81


Avril Allard, piano, has enjoyed an active performing career both in North America and abroad, including appearances at Lincoln Center , Federal Hall, Trinity Church , and on CBC radio in Canada . While on tour in Germany , she received critical acclaim for her rendition of works by American and German composers.

The recipient of several scholarships, M s. Allard received honors at the Portland ( M E) and Casadesus International Competitions. She is a former faculty member at Rutgers University , and was founder/artistic director of the Garden State Chamber Players ( M ontclair , NJ ). M s. Allard earned a B. M . with high honors from M cGill University , and an M . M . from the Eastman School of M usic, where she was a D. M .A. candidate.

Her principal teachers were Jascha Zayde, Charles Reiner, M aria Faini, Isabelle SantAmbrogio and Barbara Lister-Sink. Presently Ms. Allard teaches piano at Indian Hill Music in Littleton, Massachusetts .


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BARRY
Carol Ann




Private PianoTeacher

Springfield, VA




Master Class Repertoire:

Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor, Op.48 No.1

Chamber Music:
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E- Flat Major, Op. 47
         


Pianist Carol Ann Barry received her baccalaureate degree in music at Old Dominion University and a Master's degree in Piano from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Selected to serve as a Rotary Fellow in 1978, she studied at the Goethe Institute in Munich, and the Hochschule fur Musik und Darsteleende Kunst in Hamburg, Germany. Post graduate studies continued at the University of Maryland. Mrs. Barry's major teachers have included Lee Luvisi, Roy Hamilin Johnson, Brian Ganz, and James Litzelman. Studies with pianist Sophia Rosoff in New York have enhanced her training.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate in performance, literature, and pedagogy at James Madison University.

A Nationally Certified member of MTNA, Mrs. Barry is a frequent presenter at music conferences at the state and national levels Her creative teaching style has enhanced her ability to work with children with diverse learning needs. Mrs. Barry served on the organizational committee of the 2005 WPPC Conference in Anaheim, California, and has presented several papers for the organization.

Between 1995 and 2000, Mrs. Barry served as the Director of Keyboard Studies at the Columbia Institute of Fine Arts, in Falls Church, Virginia. During her tenure at Columbia, she developed and directed the Columbia Pedagogy Series, which served as an outreach to teachers and musicians throughout the Washington area. She was the founding director of the Columbia Concert Series at CIFA, which presented some of Washington's finest artists and performance ensembles.

Orchestral appearances have included Addinsell's  “Warsaw” Concerto, and the Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saens. Mrs. Barry performed the Mozart Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, with the McLean Symphony during the 2007 concert season. 

Outside the music field, Mrs. Barry has enjoyed success as a writer. She has published national and syndicated articles on health and family issues for McCall's, Family Circle, and Good Housekeeping magazines. She and her husband, Tim, live in Springfield, Virginia and have three children—Victoria, William and Michael.



GOODMAN
Roberta


Private Teacher

Carrollton, Texas

Master Class Repertoire:
Haydn: Fantasia in C major, Hob. XVII:4

Chamber Music:


Roberta (Bobbi) Goodman holds her B.A. and M.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she held a full scholarship in Math.  However, her studies with Robert Prichard at Oxy made her realize that her dream had always been a life of music. She has served on the piano faculty of Brookhaven College and Glendale College (in California), teaching all levels of Class Piano, Private Piano Lessons, Piano Ensemble for Students, and one summer taught an Ensemble Piano Class for Teachers, including an end-of-semester recital that had standing room only and that lasted for over three hours.  She also taught beginning Theory and even one semester of College Geometry (she was a Math minor). 

While in Los Angeles, Bobbi continued her own piano study with Lillian Steuber, Aube Tzerko, JakobGimpel and Daniel Pollack.  During the summer about a year before she began private study with Daniel Pollack, she played in a Master Class he was offering in 1974, and that is how she met her husband-to-be, Joel Goodman, who was also a student in the same Master Class.

After moving to Dallas in 1982, she performed extensively throughout the Metroplex, and soon began studying with Adam Wodnicki, Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas.

Her private piano studio continued to grow, and soon included a number of teachers who wanted to study with her to enrich their own teaching as well as performing.  Realizing that this was a need for many teachers, in 1985 Bobbi began classes in her home for local teachers to study all aspects of piano pedagogy. These Teaching Repertoire Classes continued to meet monthly until 1993, then resumed in 2004 and are going stronger than ever. In the April, 2008 issue of Clavier magazine, there was a cover story entitled "Bobbi Goodman, Teacher of Teachers," which explained why and when she decided to start the classes, how the topics for the classes were chosen, how the classes were structured, and showed a few pictures taken during one of the classes.

Bobbi has presented workshops and lecture-recitals on widely varying subjects for music teacher groups all over North Texas and as far away as Rockville, Maryland and Anchorage, Alaska.  She has also appeared as Recitalist and Clinician at the NATIONAL PIANO TEACHERS INSTITUTE (NPTI) for more than ten years since its beginning in 1985.

lthough health problems had forced Bobbi to cut her teaching load and to stop performing since 1997, last summer she attended TCU's Teacher Program as a Performer and, for the first time in ten years, she got up on the concert stage and performed music of her favorite composer, Claude Debussy.

Bobbi doesn't have much spare time to spend on her hobbies (corresponding with friends by email and reading mysteries), but in addition to her hobbies, Bobbi enjoys spending time with Joel and their daughter, Rachel.



GUENETTE
Maria Mika



Tyler Junior College

Tyler, Texas




Master Class Repertoire:

Mozart: Fantasie in C minor, KV 475

Chamber Music:
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, Op. 11





Dr. Maria Mika Guénette began her studies at the age of eight and made her debut, at the age of fourteen, with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she actively participated in numerous solo and collaborative performances in Canada , USA , Japan and Austria including appearances on CBC radio, Japanese National (NHK) radio and more recently on WDAV radio in North Carolina . Currently, she performs in a duo for marimba and piano called the “Well-Tempered Keyboards” which is committed to exploring established works, as well as promoting new works for this genre. She is also a member of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and Tyler Classical Consort.

Maria's skills have afforded her the opportunity to study around the world. She was awarded a Doctor of Music degree specializing in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music with a minor in Baroque Performance Practice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester , New York . During this time, she developed a special interest in exploring harpsichord repertoire, and as a result, she attained a Masters degree in Harpsichord Performance. Her mentors were Dr. Jean Barr of Eastman and Dr. William Porter of Eastman and Yale University . Maria possesses a Baccalaureate of Music in Piano Performance with a minor in violin, at the University of Ottawa under the tutelage of Jean-Paul Sevilla and Andrew Tunis. While there, she was a winner of the University of Ottawa 's Concerto Competition, as well as several academic and merit scholarships, including the Joseph-Marie Quirion Faculty of Arts Scholarship. In November 2007, Maria returned to the University of Ottawa to perform a solo piano recital for their Alumni Concert Series. Her Masters degree in Piano Performance was made possible with an all-inclusive grant by the Japanese Government (Monbusho) to pursue her studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku).  Her specialization in Gabriel Fauré's music took her to Paris , France to conduct research. Maria's interest and skills in violin and orchestral music provided her the opportunity to participate in string quartets and orchestras, including being a guest member of the first violin section of the Kagoshima Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

Dr. Guénette is currently full-time instructor of piano at Tyler Junior College in Tyler , Texas . She was previously on faculty at Winston-Salem State University , Greensboro College and the North Carolina School of the Arts.


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JANG
Hye Jee



Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy Candidate
University of Ilinois

Urbana, Illinois





Master Class Repertoire:

Bach: Toccata in E minor, BWV 914

Chamber Music:


Hye Jee Jang was born in Seoul , Korea , and she is currently a piano pedagogy major for my master degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a piano performance major during my undergraduate years at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of music and she took the honors ear training class during my collage years. She began studying piano when she was 5 years-old. She won several young artist competitions when she was child. After she came and studied in the United States she had many more performance experiences such as solo recitals, noon recitals, chamber recitals and accompany for voice major students, choir and instrument. Also she won a Missouri Music Teachers' Association Competition during my undergraduate years. During the summer of 2005 she went to the University Mozarteum in Salzburg , Austria for a music camp. She studied with Professor Liske and also played for a master class. During she took a piano pedagogy class she really became involved with piano pedagogy study and teaching,



KING
Fredericka



Private & New England Conservatory Prep School

Boston, Massachusetts




Master Class Repertoire:

Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op.17 (1st movement)

Chamber Music:
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
          


Fredericka King, pianist, has been praised for her lyricism, expressiveness, beautiful warmth of tone and outstanding technique. Critics and audiences have lauded her recitals, performed in the United States , Europe and South America . The New York Times complimented her debut performance at Carnegie Recital Hall for its “straightforward style and verve”.

Miss King has appeared as the featured artist on Public Radio broadcasts, on television, and as soloist with several New England orchestras. Her solo performances in Boston have included recitals at historic Jordan Hall, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the African Meeting House on the Black Heritage Trail.

Her interest in special areas of music has prompted her work in developing programs such as “The American Way ” , a series of four concerts of American piano, vocal and instrumental music. Showcasing the works of greats such as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and introducing music by women composers and African American composers, the recitals were performed at Boston 's landmark Old South Meeting House.

Her concerts also include the unique “Performance Plus” thematic programs in which she speaks informally of the composers, their life and musical-historical times, and the works she will perform, and the “Kaleidoscope” series, with music by Classical and American composers.

Fredericka has performed as pianist and accompanist for the National Spiritual Ensemble, touring throughout the US and in Spain , and is a founding member of the group La Femme, La Femme , dedicated to the performance of chamber and solo works by women composers.

Her discography includes a recording of solo repertoire by Classical and American composers, “ A Born Pianist ” ; a recently recorded three disc set titled “ Piano Classics for Young Listeners” which she designed and produced , “Chamber music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor” with the Coleridge Ensemble, and one of solo and vocal works by American women, “Hooray for the Ladies!, recorded live, in concert, with the group American Classics.

Miss King is a member of the piano faculty at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, as well as an Associate Professor of Music History at Emerson College and maintains a private teaching studio.

Fredericka has received degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and studied in the Doctoral program at Boston University . She was awarded a Teaching Diploma by the Royal College of Music in London , England and also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.



MISHEK
Valerie



Private Teacher

Littleton, Colorado




Master Class Repertoire:
Granados: El pelele (Escena goyesca)
Albéniz: Aragon (Fantasia) from Suite Espanola No.1, Op.47

Chamber Music:

Valerie Mishek, pianist, has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in the U.S.A. and Europe . Currently, Ms. Mishek is preparing a Spanish program to be paired with photographs taken by Valerie Mishek and Ferenc Gyulafia in Spain in April and May 2006. The program entitled “¡España!: A Glimpse of Spain in Music and Pictures” will contain music of Soler, Albeniz, Granados, Falla and Scarlatti.

In January 2005, Ms. Mishek won first prize at the Metro State College 'Piano Celebration' Concerto Competition. On April 1, 2005, Ms. Mishek performed the Piano Concerto #2, Op. 19 by Beethoven with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Horst Buchholz conducting, to a capacity audience at the King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria Campus in Denver . On April 10, Ms. Mishek made her radio broadcast debut on KPOF Denver with this performance with orchestra. On October 10, 2004, Valerie Mishek performed a solo recital in Hamilton Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver sponsored by Bösendorfer International and Onofrio Piano Company.

Valerie Mishek was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study piano and German in Vienna , Austria in 1990-91, and attended the world-renowned Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as a pupil of Professor Carmen Graf-Adnet. Ms. Mishek was invited by the German Fulbright program to perform as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician during the Fulbright “ Berlin Week” Concert in the Konzertsaal der Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.

Ms. Mishek was also featured as soloist and accompanist in the Austrian Fulbright sponsored “Kammermusik in Heiligenkreuz” June 1991. In 1994, Ms. Mishek returned to Vienna where she performed the opening recital of the Bösendorfer International Piano Academy. Ms. Mishek was also a post-graduate pupil of Professor Krassimira Jordan for three years. During the same trip to Europe, Ms. Mishek was invited by the Austrian Fulbright sponsored Austrian-American educational commission's “Kammermusik in Heiligenkreuz” where she performed a solo recital in the “Königsaal” of the Stift Heiligenkreuz (Heiligenkreuz Monastery) located in the Vienna Woods. Ms. Mishek received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1993. In February 1993, she performed the Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra after winning the 1992-93 University Concerto Competition.

Ms. Mishek received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with Honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1988 where she studied with Professor Larry Graham. While at the University of Colorado , Ms. Mishek won two Fiske Performance scholarships and the Outstanding Graduating Student Award in 1988 in addition to other scholarships and awards. In 1984, Ms. Mishek received Honorable Mention from the National Advancement in the Arts—Arts Recognition and Talent Search ( Miami , Florida ). Valerie Mishek was also a scholarship student at the Aspen Music School and Festival in 1985 where she studied with Professor Ann Schein of the Peabody Conservatory. In 1986, Ms. Mishek was First Alternate in the Jefferson Symphony's “ Lakewood , Colorado — Chester , England Sister-Cities” Concert Exchange Competition. In 1987, Ms. Mishek was a finalist in the “Denver-Singapore Sister Cities” Cultural Ambassador Competition.

Ms. Mishek was the winner of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association Collegiate auditions in 1989. She has also performed in various masterclasses of artist teachers including Krassimira Jordan, Nelita True, Edith Oppens, Anthony de Mare, Andrew Cooperstock and Angela Cheng. Valerie Mishek's early training came from the skillful teaching of Patricia Parraguez-Chen and Dr. Cornelia Vertenstien of Denver, Colorado.

Ms. Mishek lives in Littleton , Colorado where she teaches piano students in her own studio. Over 25 years of teaching, the students of Ms. Mishek have received many honors and have performed successfully in public. She is also a frequent clinician for area music teacher's associations and has served as President of Denver Area Music Teachers Association for three years and was the First Vice President of Denver Area Music Teachers Association (1996-99). She is also currently a member of CSMTA and MTNA. In March 2002, Ms. Mishek was head panelist on a presentation called “Make Your Studio More Fun and Social” which was presented to South Suburban Music Teachers Association and in February 2003 for DAMTA. In March 1999 and April 1998, she presented a program for DAMTA and SSMTA entitled “Traveling in Europe from a Musician's Point of View” covering various topics including composers' homes in Europe , museums devoted to music and major sites of importance to musicians. In January 1997, Ms. Mishek gave two master classes for the Achievement Day of the Columbine Music Teachers Association.

Ms. Mishek is an active member of the American College of Musicians (National Piano Guild Association) where her students perform in the yearly Guild Auditions in Denver. In addition to local activities, Ms. Mishek has attended the Music Teachers National Association conferences in Nashville , TN (1997) and Washington D.C. (2000), Salt Lake City (2003) and Seattle (2005), Toronto , Canada (2007) and Denver (2008) as a representative for SSMTA and DAMTA. She also has recently attended the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Las Vegas (October 2002 and 2004) and in Nashville , TN (2003) where she performed the 32 Variations in c minor by Beethoven in the “Piano Idol” competition where she was chosen the piano idol in three groups of variations by audience choice.

Valerie enjoys photography, travel, dog showing, camping and nature. Ms. Mishek also enjoys learning foreign languages and is currently learning Spanish. She lives with her husband, Bill Klarquist, and their four Italian Greyhounds.



NELSON
Karen



Choate-Rosemary Hall, Brown University and private studio

Westbrook, Connecticut




Master Class Repertoire:

Mozart: Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333
          I. Allegro

Chamber Music:
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34,
          


Karen Nelson has studied with Leon Fleisher and Konrad Wolff. She performs solo and chamber music throughout the Eastern United States, most recently in Apopka , Florida and Linden , Germany . She is a member of the Classic Winds and Piano Ensemble and also the Bretton Woods Chamber Players. She studied at the Musik Akademie in Basel , Switzerland and holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Yale University . Having taught previously at the Ethel Walker School , the Neighborhood Music School and Connecticut College , she is currently on the faculty of Choate-Rosemary Hall, Brown University and teaches privately out of her own studio.

Continued her professional development by presenting a lecture/recital with a colleague from Brown University at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu , Hawaii in 2007. In 2006 she performed in PianoTexas International Academy and Festival, Teachers Program.

An avid horse enthusiast owning a Cleveland Bay/Thoroughbred cross, she is a graduate of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Level I and is pursuing Level II. Her literary interests include membership in the Sherlock Holmes Society, the Yale Club of Eastern Connecticut and the Jane Austen Society. As an animal lover, she is a member of the New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue Society and the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America.




PATTIN
Anthony




University of Montevallo

Birmingham, Alabama




Master Class Repertoire:

Ravel: Scarbo (from "Gaspard de la Nuit")

Chamber Music:
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
          




Pianist Anthony Pattin gave his New York debut concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in the spring of 1998. In a review of that concert, the critic for the New York Concert Review called Pattin, "a pianist of definite skills and strength."

Dr. Pattin has performed concerts throughout the United States, as well as on tour in Central America. Performing on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, one critic said this pianist demonstrated a "surety of playing.a beauty of phrasing.and an inner confidence." Said of his most recent New York recital, "Dr. Pattin is a solid presence onstage, confident and gracious. His music making speaks of great involvement and erudition. With the ear and ability to vary tone color with constancy, his palette is a good one." (Darrell Rosenbluth, New York Concert Review).

As an orchestral soloist, Dr. Pattin has performed with the Arkansas Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Temple Symphony (Texas), Toledo Symphony, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony. He is a featured pianist on National Public Radio and has appeared more than a dozen times on Alabama Public Television's Pianist at Work, a weekly program highlighting piano performance.

Anthony Philip Pattin's intense enthusiasm for music and the piano began at an early age in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, where he received his first piano lessons. In high school, when he was singled out to perform as a concerto soloist, his career was decided. He subsequently earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toledo, and the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, where he was a student of Theodore Lettvin and winner of the annual Concerto Competition. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Alabama in 1994. While a student at UA he studied with Professor Amanda Penick and performed with the University Orchestra as the Concerto-Aria Competition winner.

As the 2001 DeBose Artist at the Annual DeBose National Piano Competition and Festival in Baton Rouge, Dr. Pattin performed in recital, presented a master class, and was a competition judge. He has twice judged the Gladys Norris Perry Competition held in Jackson, MS. He received the 2001 Artist for the New Millennium Award bestowed by the University of Alabama for outstanding achievement in the area of performance.

In addition to his concert career, Dr. Pattin is Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo, where he received the 2001-2002 Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Fine Arts. He was also named the University of Montevallo University Scholar for 2002-2003.




PHANG
May



Professor of Music
DePauw University

Greencastle, Indiana





Master Class Repertoire:

Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958

Chamber Music:
Dvorák: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 87


May Phang began piano studies in her native Singapore where she obtained her Associate and Licentiate diplomas from the Trinity College of Music ( London ) by the age of twelve. A graduate of McGill University in Canada, she obtained her doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia. Currently Assistant Professor of Piano at DePauw University, Indiana, her prior teaching positions include Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee.

She has given numerous solo recitals and concerts in Singapore, Canada, the United States, and Europe, performing in venues such as the Goethe Institute in Singapore, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall, Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur and Place-des-Arts in Montreal, the Concertgebouw, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kennedy Center for the Arts and National Gallery in Washington DC, the Chicago Cultural Center, and at festivals such as the Singapore Festival of Arts, the Montreal International Piano Festival, and the Karol Szymanowski Festival in Zakopane, Poland.

A prizewinner of several competitions including the Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Buffalo NY, Canadian Music Competition, Concours d'orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Pontoise International Young Artists Competition in France, Miss Phang has performed with orchestras such as the Banff Chamber Players, Singapore Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Radio and television appearances include profiles on Singapore Broadcasting Corporation's “Life and Times” and “Arts Around” and broadcasts on Radio-Canada, Vermont Public Radio, WFLN, Philadelphia and WFMT, Chicago. An active music educator, she has adjudicated competitions for the Waukesha Symphony and PianoArts of Wisconsin, presented masterclasses at Idyllwild and Interlochen and given presentations for music teachers' associations. She is an artist on the roster of Young Audiences of Indiana, the state's oldest & largest provider of professional arts education programs for children.



SCHULZE
Sean




Chairman of the
Preparatory Piano Division
Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, Ohio




Master Class Repertoire:

Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat major, Op.61

Chamber Music:
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, KV 478

Sean Schulze is currently on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he teaches piano pedagogy, secondary piano and serves as chair of CIM's renowned preparatory piano program. A native of South Africa , he began lessons at age 6 and studied under two of South Africa 's most prominent pedagogues, Moira Birks and Isabella Stengel. In 1995 he was offered a full scholarship to pursue a DMA at the University of Arizona where he studied with Nicholas Zumbro (a student of the famed Rosina Lhevinne). Sean is active as a pianist and has performed as a concerto soloist with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, The Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, The University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra, The Suburban Symphony Orchestra as well as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. His research on Beethoven's Fantasy for Piano, Op.77 was published in the Beethoven Journal in 2005. A sought after teacher of pre-college pianists, Sean's students have won numerous contests and awards and have themselves appeared as concerto soloists with orchestra on numerous occasions. Sean lives in Cleveland Heights Ohio and is married to Martha Santos, a professor of History at the University of Akron . In their spare time they enjoy cooking and watching movies.




WHITE
Karen




Private Teacher

Austin, Texas




Master Class Repertoire:
Rachmaninoff:  Moment Musical in D-flat major, Op.16 No.5 Rachmaninoff:  Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.3, No.2

Chamber Music:
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34



Karen White is a native Texan.  She received her B.M and M.M. in Piano Performance at Texas Christian University with Mme. Lili Kraus.  She studied and taught in New York City , and then spent several years in Madrid , Spain , playing chamber music and teaching at a private music academy.  She currently lives in Austin , TX where she is teaching, playing chamber music, and pursuing "a life well-lived."  For fun, besides playing music, she loves gardening, cooking, bicycling and hiking.




WOMBLE
Stephanie




Private Teacher

Gulf Breeze, Florida





Master Class Repertoire:
Mendelssohn - Variations sérieuses, Op.54

Chamber Music:

Stephanie Womble, pianist and independent studio teacher, is a native of New Mexico and grew up in an Air Force family. As a result, she had nine piano teachers before high school graduation; either due to her family or the teacher being transferred, but she's never been outside of North America.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and a Master of Arts in Music: Pedagogy and Repertoire from Louisiana Tech University . She has studied under Dr. Donald Rupert and Dr. Edward Rath, and has studied independently with Dr. Amber Shay Nicholson of the University of Southern Mississippi since 2005. Stephanie is a full time independent studio piano teacher in Gulf Breeze, FL, is Nationally Certified with MTNA, and continues to be an active troublemaker on the Executive Board of the Pensacola, FL MTA. She is in demand as an adjudicator along the Gulf Coast , and enjoys participation with her students in National Federation of Jr. Music Clubs and Piano Guild events.

Among her guilty pleasure are collecting multiple editions of current repertoire, reading, knitting, dark chocolate, good wine, and knowing that the weeds are taking over the roses because she'd rather be practicing!

Stephanie is married to Ben, a mechanical engineer, and has two very handsome, grown sons, a Border Collie, and a cat who presides over all.