Janet Piechocinski

Janet Piechocinski serves as Assistant Chair of the School of Music, Coordinator of the Keyboard Division, Director of Piano Pedagogy, and Head of Music Advisement. A specialist in the teaching of early-level piano students and group piano pedagogy, she teaches piano pedagogy-related courses and class piano.

Active as an adjudicator and workshop clinician, Dr. Piechocinski has authored articles on piano pedagogy that have appeared in Keyboard Companion, Clavier, the American Music Teacher, and publishers' newletters, including the FJH Piano Adventures newsletter. She has presented sessions at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the Retail Print Music Dealers Association National Convention, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, state conventions of the Indiana Music Teachers Association, and national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association.

As an active member of professional organizations, Dr. Piechocinski has held many offices, including membership on the Administration/Pedagogy Liaison committee of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Secretary of the East Central Division of the Music Teachers National Association, President of the Indiana Group Piano Teachers Association, and Foundation Chair of the Indiana Music Teachers Association. She was named Teacher of the Year 2000 by the Indiana Music Teachers Association.

Dr. Piechocinski is a recipient of the Doctorate in Music education and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, the Master of Music in Performance degree from the University of Kansas, and the Bachelor of Music in performance degree from the University of North Texas.

Ph.D. in Music Education with an Emphasis i n Piano Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma; M.M. in Piano Performance, University of Kansas; B.M. in Piano Performance, University of North Texas.