050 – Teacher Talk with My Piano Teachers

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Episode Summary

A special Teacher Talk episode for this final episode of the year! Amy has conversations with THREE of her piano teachers.

Barb Grube is Amy’s first piano teacher. She has been teaching piano lessons in Fort Recovery, Ohio since 1984. She recently retired from her job playing organ in church after 50 years but continues to teach a small handful of piano students from her home.

Kathryn Grile was Amy’s high school piano teacher. She has a BA and MA in Piano/Organ Performance from Ball State University. Kathryn recently retired from two roles: 29 years teaching Piano Pedagogy, Piano and Theory at Taylor University where she coordinated the Center for Musical Development and 44 years as the Director of Music at Eden Church in Muncie, Indiana. She currently teaches piano in her home studio in Royerton, Indiana and is Director of Music at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Muncie, Indiana.

Amy studied with Lori Rhoden when working on her Master’s Degree at Ball State University. Dr. Rhoden is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy at Ball State University. She holds a DMA in Piano Pedagogy /Performance from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include sight-reading and performance pedagogy.

Items Mentioned

Teaching Piano: The Synthesis of Mind, Ear, and Body by Max W. Camp

“The Box” by Kathryn Beard (mentioned by my high school piano teacher, Kathy Grile – now out of print)

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