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.

LAURA AMORIELLO is Assistant Professor of Piano at Ithaca College, where she teaches secondary piano and piano pedagogy and serves as faculty advisor for the Mental Health Awareness for Musicians Association.

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.

PATRICIA MELCHER BISSELL is a piano instructor at Gateway Community College in Connecticut, and author of Classroom Keyboard (.com) Play and Create Melodies with Chords. She received piano and composition degrees from Peabody Conservatory and Yale University, and was a Fulbright Scholar.
CHOMCHAT SILARAT is a classical pianist, pedagogue, and researcher. Formerly based in Cleveland, OH, where she studied at The Cleveland Institute of Music, Silarat is now a graduate student at the University of Cambridge pursuing research in education and educational psychology.
AMY BOYES is a music teacher in Ottawa, Ontario. She holds degrees in performance and pedagogy and has adjudicated and examined across Canada. Her articles have been published in MTNA’s American Music Teacher, The Canadian Music Teacher, and others. Her first book, Micro Miracle, was published by Signature Editions (2019).

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.

RACHEL FRITZ enjoys advocating for all students in her role as Chief Operations Officer at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. She also serves on the piano faculty. She holds degrees from the University of Central Missouri and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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.
VICTOR LABENSKE is professor of music at Point Loma Nazarene University. He earned the DMA in piano performance at the University of Southern California. His compositional output includes over 500 published works.

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.

JAN GRIMES is a pianist and recently retired professionalin-residence at Louisiana State University, where she worked for thirty years and developed the master’s degree program in collaborative piano. She has played at Carnegie Hall and was pianist with the Baton Rouge Symphony

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.
PENNY LAZARUS has a B.A. in Piano Performance, a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Art History, and Teaching Certification in Secondary Education. She has undertaken Ph.D. work in the Philosophy of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She maintains a 45-student piano studio in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Penny has written previously for Keyboard Companion, Clavier Companion, and NAFME, and has presented at NCKP and NAFME.
Meg Gray is on the faculty at Wichita State University where she teaches piano pedagogy and coordinates the undergraduate class piano program. She also maintains a pre-college studio, and is an active adjudicator and presenter.
LUCIA UNRAU is Professor of Music and serves as the chair of the Department of Music at Murray State University. From 1992–2018, Dr. Unrau was a member of the piano faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp and from 2005–2018, she served as the Camp Keyboard Coordinator. A former president of OhioMTA, she was named the 2009 OhioMTA Collegiate Nationally Certified Teacher of the Year. Dr. Unrau holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

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