REBECCA BELLELO teaches applied piano and RMM classes to students of all ages in her multi-teacher studio, Piano Pathways, located in Baton Rouge, LA. She has presented research regionally and nationally and serves in state and local MTAs.
SEYMOUR BERNSTEIN is a world-renowned concert pianist, teacher, author, composer, and clinician. He was the subject of the 2015 Ethan Hawke documentary Seymour Bernstein: An Introduction, and will be the chief figure in a new documentary commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the Korean War. He was a member of the United States Army during that conflict, during which he performed over 100 concerts for soldiers and top military leaders.
JOANN MARIE KIRCHNER is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Temple University. A frequent clinician, she is active in MTNA and co-chairs the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.
Michaela Boros is pursuing a DMA in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. She maintains a graduate assistantship in research, administration, and accompanying; teaches privately; and has presented at MTNA and NCKP conferences.
CATHERINE WALBY received her B.M. in Piano Performance with a pedagogy emphasis and a B.A. in Biology from Lawrence University. Her M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy is from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught piano at the Lawrence Academy of Music and keyboard skills at Lawrence University since 2000.
Elizabeth Moak performs regularly throughout the United States and internationally (Asia, Canada, Europe, and South America), in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudicating competitions. She is Associate Professor (Piano) at the University of Southern Mississippi and a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (studies with Leon Fleisher, Julian Martin, and Ann Schein).
Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan was a Professor of Piano Pedagogy at California State University, Fullerton, for thirty-four years where she received numerous awards for teaching excellence. In addition to many published articles, she authored the best-selling Practical Piano Pedagogy. She was a frequent presenter at state, national, and international levels and served in many capacities of leadership for the NCKP, as well as editing the conference proceedings several times. Martha received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in 2011.
Carla Dean Day has taught piano for sixty-two years in private studios, schools, and universities. She has lectured, adjudicated competitions, and published articles in Keyboard Companion and The American Music Teacher. She is the former staff photographer for NCKP, and she is currently a copy editor forPiano Magazine.
SARAH PEREZ is a neurologist who subspecializes in movement disorders at Tulane Center for the Neurosciences. She has an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance from LSU where she met Jan Grimes.