Piano Pedagogy Workshop | Webster University

Piano Pedagogy Workshop


Featured Clinician: Karen Taylor

An All-Steinway School.Dr. Karen Taylor headlines a one-day-only Piano Pedagogy Workshop at Webster University on Saturday, 21 September 2013.  Dr. Taylor is Director of the Young Pianists Program and Piano Academy at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Morning Sessions:

Karen Taylor: My Student Can't Read! Trouble-shooter's guide to reading and sight reading problems

Donna Vince: Studio Business: From Policies to Profits


Afternoon Sessions:

Daniel Schene: Lecture Demonstration: Preparatory Technique for the Chopin Etudes (including a performance of several Etudes as part of the lecture)

Master Class: Karen Taylor: with selected high school students and Webster University students

Webster University Faculty


Guest Faculty

Dr. Karen TaylorDr. Karen Taylor is Assistant Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she directs the Young Pianists Program and the nationally respected Summer Piano Academy, and coordinates piano pedagogy studies. 

A sought-after master teacher, clinician and adjudicator, she specializes in working with gifted young musicians and is widely esteemed for her diagnostic skills and dynamic, integrative style of teaching.   Concurrent with her IU post she was adjunct associate professor of piano at DePauw University from 1990-2000,  as well as visiting professor of at Webster University in 1998 and 2003.   Prior to that she was principal piano teacher and interim department chair at Lincoln Trail University (Robinson, IL).
Dr. Taylor has a wealth of experience in teaching, performance, and research. She has formed numerous regional and national competition prizewinners, and many of her former students are now making fine careers as performers and university teachers.  The recipient of many teaching excellence honors including IMTA Music Teacher of the Year, she has been awarded grants from Indiana University,  the Harriet Hale Woolley Foundation, the French government and the Ecole Normale de Musique for study and research in Paris. 

She holds performance and pedagogy degrees from Indiana University and DePauw University; her principal teachers were Walter Robert and Enrica Cavallo-Gulli at IU, and Yvonne Lefébure in Paris, France.  She has performed across the Midwest and abroad, and has presented more than 80 master classes, lectures and workshops.