American Music Teacher Editorial Committee

Carolyn True

Carolyn True, NCTM, Chair
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas

Carolyn E. True, NCTM, is a compassionate and challenging professor at Trinity University and an engaging performer. In addition to an active solo career, she is a member of SOLI Chamber Ensemble and the Beckman/True Duo.

Leah Claiborne

Leah Claiborne
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.

Leah Claiborne is an assistant professor of music at the University of the District of Columbia. She promotes diversity in the arts by championing piano music by black composers in her performances, research, and teaching.

Michael Clark

Michael Clark, NCTM
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Michael Clark, NCTM, is a pianist devoted to practical solutions in pedagogy. He is lecturer in piano at Baylor University, the founder of and chair of the Texas MTA Competition.

Scott Donald

Scott Donald, NCTM
Independent Music Teacher
Austin, Texas

Scott Donald, NCTM, is the owner of Studio A, a collaborative music studio and performance venue. He is also on faculty of American Voices, a non-govenmental organization that provides music instruction in the Middle East.

Lynn Jones

Lynn Worcester Jones, NCTM
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lynn Worcester Jones, NCTM, serves as assistant professor, keyboard area coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Baylor University and California State University, Fullerton.

Leonidas Lagrimas

Leonidas Lagrimas, NCTM
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina

Leonidas Lagrimas, NCTM, serves as assistant professor of piano and piano pedagogy at Western Carolina University. He holds a PhD degree in piano pedagogy from Florida State University and taught public school music for 10 years.


Leila Viss
Independent Music Teacher
Centennial, Colorado

Leila Viss generates creative-based, tech-savvy instruction and resources for her private studio, for her blog, for the University of Denver until 2020 and for frequent presentations in the States and abroad.