Linda Essick Cockey, NCTM, Chair: professor and chair of the department of music at Sailsbury University in Maryland, teaches piano, music history and a wellness in performance course. She holds a DMA degree from The Catholic University of America, where she studied piano with Thomas Mastroianni and pedagogy with Barbara English Maris. She has authored numerous publications on musical topics, presented papers for several national organizations and is an active performer.
Michelle Conda:is keyboard division head at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she chairs the secondary piano and pedagogy departments. She is a co-founder of the National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum.
John Ellis:is assistant professor of piano and director of graduate studies in piano pedagogy at the University of Michigan. He is in demand as a recitalist, master class clinician, adjudicator and lecturer.
Susanna Garcia, NCTM:is keyboard coordinator at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where she teaches piano, pedagogy and group piano. She holds the Girard Endowed Professorship in Music and was the 2001 recipient of the UL Distinguished Professor Award.
Jody Graves, NCTM:maintains an active performing career in the United States and abroad. Graves is also a frequent public speaker, presenter and is currently associate professor of piano at Eastern Washington University in Washington State.
Pamela D. Pike, NCTM: is assistant professor of piano pedagogy at Louisiana State University. Pike has presented in Asia, Europe and North America, and has published articles in AMT, Clavier Companion and numerous international journals.
Paola Savvidou:serves as wellness coordinator and global education adviser for the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She previously served as assistant professor of piano pedagogy at the University of Missouri where she taught applied piano, undergraduate and graduate courses in piano pedagogy and wellness, and coordinated the Group Piano Program.