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
Mrs. Hawkins, a native of Spokane, began piano lessons at age six with Jean Batt, changed teachers at 11 years of age continuing with Karlyn Brett, NCTM, through graduation. Studied two years at Brigham Young University with Nancy Brownlee and Dr. Richard Anderson. A graduate of Eastern Washington University, studied with Dr. David Rostkowski and earned her M.A. with an emphasis in pedagogy. Mrs. Hawkins is a member of Spokane and North Idaho Music Teachers Associations, and state & national associations. Teaching method includes Suzuki Piano Method, traditional piano method. Students are required to participate in SMTA/NIMTA Musicianship Examinations and Adjudications annually.
Joyce has served in church music on organ & piano and in an advisory position since she was 12 years old. She is married to John Hawkins, a residential custom home builder/remodeler. They are proud of their 6 children and spouses and 9 grandchildren.
She continues to work as the Concert & Artist Director at Steinway Piano Gallery, Spokane, where she has worked for almost five years.
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