Jacqueline PiersonPiano and Voice Teacher
In May 2020, I graduated with a Master’s in Music from Washington State University School of Music, where I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant, undergraduate piano classroom instructor, and piano accompanist. In my master’s program, I have done extensive research on body-awareness and somatic education for musicians (specifically pianists) and I implement this research into my own practice and teaching on a daily basis. I am passionate about making beautiful sounds on the piano with ease and enjoyment through body-awareness and proper technique. I have a lot of experience teaching all ages and levels of piano up through pre-collegiate training. My undergraduate degree is in Piano Pedagogy from Whitworth University. I have been studying classical piano since 2000 and have been private teaching since 2013. I also have experience studying voice, organ, and oboe. I love teaching and sharing my love music!
From Everett, Washington, Jacqueline Pierson began studying piano at age four with Kim Echols and further studied with Judy Baker of Snohomish County. Jacqueline received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from Whitworth University in 2018, under the guidance of Judith Schoepflin. In the spring of 2020, she received her Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Washington State University under the guidance of Dr. Karen Savage, Dr. Yoon-Wah Roh, and Dr. Mark Stevens. Jacqueline worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Washington State University School of Music while simultaneously completing her Master’s degree, where she instructed class piano, accompanied the Tenor/Bass and Treble choirs, and collaborated with various soloist on recitals. As a collaborator, Jacqueline has given multiple performances in major cities and venues in Washington state. Her performances have been seen at Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle and Spokane Public Radio, to name a few. Since January 2013, Jacqueline has maintained a private piano studio in the Snohomish County area. She has taught all ages and levels of piano from beginner to pre-collegiate training. Currently, Jacqueline plans to continue growing her private studio in the Greater Seattle Area, as well as collaborating with Brian Schappals, clarinet, Tyler Stitt, cello, and Joseph To, baritone, and extending and applying her research in the area of body-awareness and somatic education for musicians to her teaching and solo playing.