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[Left to Right Standing] Heather Kelly, Linda Hoffman, Joanne Feldman, Koya Ohmoto, Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Victoria Petrosky, Wendy Bachman, Nancy Willis, Paula Bassett [Left to Right Sitting] Diane Lindsey, Terry Smith, Pat Lloyd

2019-20 CPMTA Member List

Area of Expertise Email Zip Code
Aller, Amy Lynn Piano amy@allerpianostudio.com
Aller, Bonnie Piano bonnie@allerpianostudio.com
Albertson, Peggy Piano, Voice, Music Ed dr.peggy.albertson@gmail.com 16827
Baba, Dea Piano dea1baba@yahoo.com 16801
Bachman, Wendy Piano, Theory, Music Dev. Program, Exams wendybachman@hotmail.com 16827
Bassett, Paula NCTM Piano p_bassett@comcast.net 16801
Brown, Velvet Tuba, Euphonium, Chamber Music vmb10@psu.edu 16803
Dexter, Jonathan Gage Cello, Chamber music jondexter@gmail.com 16801
Duh, Ian Violin and Piano ixd5022@psu.edu 16801
Duermyer, Michael Pedagogy, Music Therapy, Jazz, and Piano miked3416@gmail.com 16648
Feldman, Joanne M. Violin, Viola jmf3@psu.edu 16801
Gustafson, Amy Elisabeth Piano amyegustafson@yahoo.com 16827
Guzman, Christopher Piano, Accompanying cmg32@psu.edu 16802
Hildebrandt, Anne-Marie Piano, Voice, Theory,
Celtic Harp, Improvisation,
Ear Training
amh@amhmusic.com 16827
Hoffman, Linda NCTM Piano yellabee@aol.com 16823
Kooistra, Lauren Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Early Childhood Music lkk132@psu.edu 16851
Lindsey, Diane C.
Piano CDCL44@yahoo.com 16801
Liu, Qing Piano, Composition milaqing@hotmail.com 16801
Lloyd, Patricia NCTM Piano, Organ, Music Ed prlmusic@live.com 16803
Lyon, Carol Cello carollyon3@yahoo.com 16827
Lyon, James Violin jpl5@psu.edu 16827
Moore, Judy Flute,Guitar, Piano flautodolce@comcast.net 16803
Myers, Margaret Piano peggy@myersfarm.com 16875
Ohmoto, Koya NCTM Piano pianokoya@gmail.com 16803
Partridge, Doris Piano djpartridge@verizon.net 16823
Petrosky, Victoria Piano, Theory, Accompanying victoriakravchuk@yahoo.com 16827
Seidman, Naomi Flute nks11@psu.edu 16801
Shafer, Timothy Paul Piano tps1@psu.edu 16802
Smith, Steven H. NCTM Piano shs1@psu.edu 16801
Smith, Theresa Voice, Piano ssmith2124@aol.com 16801
Stephenson, Kristin Piano kristenstephensonpiano@gmail.com 16801
Vogt, Sue Piano, Choral/Music Ed sue.a.vogt@gmail.com 16828
Wang, Agatha Flute, Piano wang.agatha@gmail.com 16803
Willard, Laney Piano lessonswithlaney@gmail.com 16801
Willis, Nancy
Piano njwillis@gmail.com 16801
Yang, Joanne Shihhua Piano, Chamber Music, Accompanying pianoy902@gmail.com 16803

Member Bios
(alphabetical order by last name)

Dr. Peggy Albertson: Piano, voice, & music theory.
Dr. Albertson specializes in the Orff-Schulwerk approach to teaching music. She comes to State College with 40 years of classroom experience in NH and SC teaching grades Pre-K through graduate level college courses. Her private teaching studio specializes in beginners-intermediate; children and adults. Peggy’s strengths are musicianship, technique, classical music, and music theatre. She aims to value the individual learning styles of each student and her goal is to bring all students into a life-long love of music!

Wendy Bachman
Wendy Bachman, a native of Vancouver, Canada, holds both ARCT diplomas (teacher and performer) from The Royal Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, N.J.). Wendy began teaching piano at age 16 and has been teaching for 35 years. Wendy studied with Edward Parker, and is a specialist in the method that her teachers, Frances Clark and Louise Goss co-authored. In 1990, Wendy was selected to teach and perform at the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy and continues her growth through attending State and National Conferences every year. Wendy has also been a senior member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music for 22 years and enjoys travelling and adjudicating students all over North America. Mrs. Bachman is also the center representative for State College for the Royal Conservatory program. Wendy taught keyboard skills class at The Pennsylvania State University under the direction of Dr. Timothy Shafer. She loves to work with students of all ages, levels, and her goal is to bring out the potential of each student through a nurturing style of teaching and a love of music. Wendy maintains a private studio where she resides in Boalsburg with husband and three children.

Paula P. Bassett
Paula P. Bassett is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and a graduate of Hartt College of Music and Indiana University. She has taught piano to children through adults in the State College area for 20+ years and has been very active in CPMTA and the music community during that time.

Diane Lindsey
Basic Education: Brevard Music Center Summer Camp Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Graduate study in piano at Florida State University; Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from State University of New York, Potsdam at Crane School of Music; K-12 General Music Certification from Crane School of Music; Suzuki teacher training workshops Books 1-7.
Experience: Taught K-8 Music in Muncy,Illinois; Piano lab with Dallas Independent School District,SUNY Potsdam Campus School Piano Lab Private piano teacher for over 45 years; Suzuki piano teacher for 38 years; performed with trios, concerts with Governor's School of North Carolina, Baroque ensembles in New York State towns,Montreal,New York City, State College Suzuki Program tour accompanist in Switzerland/Italy. Performed with local State College musicians. Have taught a full piano studio in State College for 23 years, both traditional and Suzuki

Patricia Lloyd
My background includes studying at 3 different universities and getting a Masters in Music Ed. from Penn State. I teach all levels of piano having taught pre-school music at the Music Academy, piano instruction at Juniata College and piano classes at State College High School. I continue to teach privately and lessons include weekly computer activities, monthly group lessons with group activities, and several recitals through out the school year including CPMTA recitals, Dorothy Sutton Festival, and National Guild Auditions.

Peggy Myers
I take students from the beginning level through the intermediate level and have one spring recital for all the students. Family members who are musical are welcome to perform with the students in the recital. Serious students are also invited to participate in the February CPMTA recital.

Y. Koya Ohmoto
I have a B.A.F. in piano performance and music Ed (Hokkaido Gakugei University, Japan) and an M.F.A. in music (Penn State University). I have given recitals solo and ensemble work in Japan, Canada and in the State College area as well as seeking out professional development opportunities throughout the country (e.g. Teachers program at the TCU/Cliburn Piano Institute since 1998). I have taught piano for over 35 years in State College to students of all ages and levels, from 6 yrs old to graduate students and to retirees. I teach my students how to read music, to master the techniques of playing, to play with heart, to enjoy music, and to be disciplined. My motto has been to grow together with each student.

Victoria Petrosky (piano, music theory, solfege, accompaniment)
Victoria Petrosky (piano, music theory, solfege, accompaniment) was trained as a child at The Moscow Children's Music School #36, with her beloved piano teacher who was a student of Vladimir Sofronitsky. Victoria is a graduate of the College of Music of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory , with a B.A. in music theory, and of Gnessin's Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, where she obtained a Master 's degree in music theory and piano pedagogy. At the Gnessin Academy Victoria studied piano performance with Galina Turkina (of the famed Turkiny piano duo). Victoria has been teaching for over twenty years, first at the Moscow Children's Music School and later at the Main Line Music Academy near Philadelphia and the Music Academy in State College. She has been active as an accompanist, including the Bolshoi Theater Choreography College in Moscow, and church and concert choirs in State College. Victoria teaches piano to students of all ages and levels.

Steven Smith
Steven Herbert Smith recently retired as professor emeritus from the Penn State piano faculty. He has performed in recitals, master classes, lecture recitals, concertos and chamber music throughout the world. Locally he has appeared frequently as soloist with the Nittany Valley Symphony (including a performance forthcoming in March 2017) as well as in recitals at PSU. He was president of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (PMTA) for 2013-2015, and his PSU students were frequent prizewinners in MTNA/PMTA competitions and national competitions of the American Matthay Association, as well as Penn State events.

Nancy Willis
I have taught beginning and intermediate level piano students of all ages for over 25 years in State College. My goal for my music students is for them to build a foundation of skills, knowledge, habits, attitudes and artistry that they will use in music-making now and for the rest of their lives. All students are taught through a variety of activities such as private lessons, ensembles, written activities, informal performances, group lessons and recitals. I have experience and a special interest in teaching students with various developmental and learning issues. I am a pediatric nurse currently working in public schools and pediatric home care settings.