Piano teachers are a valuable part of our business and our community. This is a list of piano teachers that have attended one or more of our “Recipe Of A Good Piano” workshops as a part of their dedication to continuing education. This workshop is on the differences in piano construction and how it affects the player.
Piano Teacher List
Amelia Gubler has been a student of piano for 8 years and continues in her learning through personal study and practice as well as participation with Spokane Music Teachers Association. She has developed a growing piano studio in her home in Spokane Valley and finds joy in teaching others. Her focus is in technique, music reading, theory and history and making music fun to learn. She realizes each individual learns differently and looks for ways to adapt her teaching accordingly. Overall, her goal is for each student to develop a life long love of music and help them to advance in their talents of playing piano.
Marlene began private piano study at a young age under the guidance of Thelma Langdon. She continued her studies with Yvonne Kovacevich and Margaret Saunders Ott and was also privileged to receive master lessons from Bela Boszormenyi-Nagy. While in school, she was honored with membership in Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional music fraternity. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Whitworth College.
Marlene has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association since 1985 and has received her State and National Teaching Accreditation. She has held various offices including President of the Local Chapter of Spokane Music Teachers Association. She is active in presenting workshops, master lessons and adjudicates students in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Most recently, her biography was included in “Who’s Who in American Education”. Having lived abroad in Ireland for two years, she brings an added dimension to her teaching with experiences gained from performances with teachers and performers from that culture.
BA _ San Jose State University
M. Ed._ Lesley University
NCTM: SFCC, EWU
Musical organizations: MTNA, WSMTA, SMTA, Friday Musical Club, Jody Graves’ artist gatherings, Klavier dell arte