American Music Teacher Editorial Committee

James Litzelman, NCTM, Chair
Catholic University of America
Arlington, Virginia

James Litzelman, NCTM, teaches piano and piano pedagogy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and is an independent piano teacher in Arlington, Virginia. He has served the Northern Virginia MTA as president.

Richard Masters, NCTM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Richard Masters, NCTM, is an assistant professor of piano and collaborative piano at Virginia Tech. He has worked as an opera coach and conductor at Virginia Tech, the University of Texas at Austin and the Eastman School of Music.

Clinton Pratt, NCTM
Independent Music Teacher
Cincinnati, Ohio

Clinton Pratt, NCTM, holds a master’s degree in piano from Miami University and utilizes improvisation, multimedia and Eurhythmics in his teaching approach. He has served on District and Ohio MTA boards, is an active presenter and an RCM Examiner.

Craig Purdy
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

A faculty member at Boise State since 1987, Craig Purdy teaches violin, coaches chamber music, teaches string pedagogy/literature, and is director of the University Orchestra Program.

Kevin Richmond
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

Kevin Richmond is associate professor at the University of Memphis. He has held positions at the Universität Kassel in Germany, the Loire Valley Music Institute in France and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Spring Seals
Independent Music Teacher
Fort Worth, Texas

Spring B. Seals, NCTM, received a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from Texas Christian University. She teaches students ages 3 to 70 in Fort Worth and blogs at 4dpianoteaching.com. Seals serves as certification director for Texas MTA.

Charles Turon
Independent Music Teacher
Bradenton, Florida

Charles Turon holds degrees from the University of North Texas and of Oklahoma. Formerly coordinator of keyboard studies and music theory at State College of Florida, he maintains an independent teaching studio in Bradenton, Florida.