Dr. Minjie Bao is pursuing a diverse career as a collaborative pianist and music educator. Minjie has performed across the USA, including performances with Seattle Opera Summer Camp, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, University of Washington, and University of Minnesota. She earned her Doctoral degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Minnesota in 2018.
Dr. Brian Cashwell (D.M.A. University of Cincinnati college-Conservatory of Music, M.M. University of Georgia, B.M. Florida State University is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member at Wright State University. At Wright State he teaches jazz history, jazz improvisation, class piano, jazz piano and world music courses. He has also collaborated with the WSU Women’s Chorale and Collogiate Chorale, and performed in various student and faculty recitals.
Jan holds a B.M. in Piano Performance/Piano Pedagogy from WSU where she taught in the CMD. Jan enjoys teaching children, teens, adults, and seniors with a unique playing-based approach that has students playing great-sounding blues, classical, contemporary, gospel, and accompaniments from their very first lessons. She is a licensed Simply Music teacher.
Heather received her Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Dayton. Since graduating, she has taught various children’s music classes, private piano, and World Drumming courses at The Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek. She taught for two years at a Dayton area charter school and currently teaches elementary general music at Five Points Elementary in Springboro Community City Schools. She is also a member of the local program, Music Together. For more information about Music Together, visit: musictogetherofsouthdayton.com
Teresa taught her first student over 60 years ago and has been teaching full time for over 20 years. She likes incorporating the computer into her pedagogy. She has accompanied choirs all her life, including the Wilmington College Choir. Theresa holds lecture recitals for all her students.
Linda has been teaching private piano lessons for 20 years and enjoys playing and teaching all styles of piano to any age. She has a B.M. cum laude, In piano performance from Heidelberg university and minor in organ. She has played on 7 international tours, in 9 countries, on 5 continents, played and conducted over 3000 Broadway shows at lacomedia, and has performed solo piano in top spots in Dayton and Cincinnati such as l’auberge, country clubs, forest view gardens, private parties and churches.
Karen Linaberry began her musical instruction at a young age at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and went on to the University of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. She taught piano for several years and has always maintained affiliation with the musical community wherever she has lived. She is a long-term member of the Bach Society of Dayton. Karen is now returning to her early love of teaching piano. Music has always brought joy to her life and she wants to pass on the fun to her students!
Charles holds a bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. Charles is an active composer and teacher, and has taught piano at the University of Dayton, He has given spirited lessons at McCutcheon Music for many years, and regularly holds recitals for his students.
Nanyi “Neil” Qiang
Dr. Qiang tailors his approach to teaching based on each student’s goals and learning style. His teaching focus on music-reading/theory, piano technique, musicality, and students learn the repertoire of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary genres. For more information about Nanyi, visit: www.neilnanyiqiang.com