Teaching Experience

Cynthia Pace holds a Doctorate in music education, a Masters Degree in piano performance, and is NY State Certified as a Music Teacher, K – 12.

Dr. Pace enjoys teaching piano students of all interest levels and ages, and has a wide range of musical interests, herself. She is the author of well known piano teaching materials, including the adult beginner’s Piano Plain and Simple, and the young beginner’s Grand Staff-Capers. She has written and recorded CD accompaniments for piano publications, and brings her experience with midi and recording technology to her piano teaching. Her teaching includes public school and college music, along with studio teaching of pre school - adult students. 

Dr. Pace has presented piano teaching workshops throughout the nation. These include appearances at Music Teachers National Association Conventions. She has written articles on piano teaching, and on other aspects of music. Her analytic article on Ruth Crawford’s music, “Piano Study in Mixed Accents: Form Against Form,” is published in the academic journal, “Theory and Practice.” Dr. Pace is a third generation piano teacher, having learned her trade from parents who were both gifted professional musicians. As a student, teacher, clinician, writer, and editor, she has had a lifelong involvement with the renowned teaching methods of her father, Dr. Robert Pace. Dr. Cynthia Pace is the proud parent of a highly accomplished avocational musician. 

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