Amy Greer is a pianist, writer, and teacher living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has maintained successful piano studios in New Mexico, Massachusetts, Texas, and Missouri, and has been recognized for her creative approach to traditional piano teaching. Over the years, her students have been recognized with awards in performance and composition. A frequent contributor to various music publications, she has been a regular columnist for American Music Teacher and her article entitled “Risking Aunt Rhody” was named AMT’s “Article of the Year” in 2001. She gives workshops on issues of pedagogy, creativity, performing, and practicing, and regularly coaches other musicians and teachers on such topics.
Ms. Greer is an active performer, both as a soloist and in collaboration with singers and instrumentalists. She has worked as an accompanist at Dallas Baptist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, and The Boston Conservatory, and works regularly with faculty and students at University of New Mexico. She collaborated on several recordings as a member of The JimGreer Duo, and has performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and the New Mexico Philharmonic.
Ms. Greer holds a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Her teachers have included Jane Allen, Joanne Baker, and William Westney. She shares her home, garden, and brightly colored studio with her husband, two cats, three betta fish, and a thousand books and plants.
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