Sheila Paige
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Sheila Paige, Executive Director of the Piano Wellness Seminar, has over 30 years experience in the work of Dorothy Taubman and an extensive background in Alexander Technique. She has also been a faculty member of the Dorothy Taubman Institute and is currently a faculty member of the Dorothy Taubman Seminar.

Ms. Paige’s reputation as a teacher attracts pianists nationally and she commutes to Dallas, Austin, Knoxville, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, and Memphis to teach on a regular basis. She has taught at Immaculata University and Chestnut Hill College in the Philadelphia area. Her students include many university faculty members and performers who have appeared with numerous orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Ms. Paige has gained international recognition as a presenter of lectures and master classes including those at the Taubman Symposium at the Selangor Institute of Music in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Recent lecture and workshop locations include, Dallas, Charlotte, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Cherry Hill, NJ, the University of Memphis, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Baptist University, the University of Texas at Tyler, and Vanderbilt University. Ms. Paige was also a featured presenter at the following conventions: Oklahoma Music Teachers in June 2005, the Music Teachers Association of California in July 2005, the Texas Music Teachers Association June 2006, and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers in February 2007. This season she presented at Oberlin University, Meredith College, Duquesne University, Clearwater Christian College, Dallas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Cary Apex Music Teachers (NC) and Garland Music Teachers (TX).

An active performer, Ms. Paige has appeared in recital and with orchestras both locally and nationally. Her accompanying credits include an appearance at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and her solo performances have been broadcast on national public radio.
 

 
 

 
Tina Russo, administrator, a master of many traits, is the music secretary at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. Tina has a commercial art degree and enjoys many hobbies including photography and lampworking.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio she moved to the Dallas area nine years ago. Currently she resides in Plano with her husband, Michael and two dogs.
 

 
Heidi Williams Began, assistant administrator, Heidi Williams Began is an active teacher, performer, and adjudicator in the Cleveland, Ohio area. She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy, from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. While at Meredith, Ms. Williams Began was a three time winner of the Meredith College Concerto Competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra on three separate occasions. She moved to Cleveland to study with Paul Schenly and Anita Pontremoli at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received her Master of Music in Piano Performance in 1997. She has performed in masterclasses for Claude Frank, Paul Schenly, Rebecca Penneys, Robert Weirich, and Sheila Paige. She was awarded First Prize in the Greensboro Music Academy Piano Competition in 1998, and she continues to perform throughout the Cleveland area.

Ms. Williams Began is also an adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Music Teachers National Association, judging students across Ohio. She has won several awards for her teaching, including certification by the Piano Guild and entry into the prestigious Piano Guild Hall of Fame. She is also a board member of the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Music Teachers National Association and was a co-chairperson for planning the Ohio MTA State Conference in Cleveland in November, 2010. In the fall of 2008, she accepted an invitation to teach at Oberlin College in the Conservatory of Music as Visiting Professor of Class Piano.

Ms. Williams Began is a newly Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association. She is also very active in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do and was awarded her second degree black belt in May, 2010.
 
 
 
 

 

 
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