|Pianist April Lane Joins Faculty|
Jan 14, 2014
Cascade School of Music is proud to
be adding a very accomplished pianist and piano teacher to its faculty, April Lane. April holds a Master of Music degree in
Piano Performance and Accompanying from
the University of Northern Colorado, and also pursued doctoral studies
at the University of Texas Austin and the University of Illinois.
April was a member of the music faculty at the University
of Northern Colorado and at Aims Community College
where she developed and taught the piano program.
moved to Montana in 2003, where she joined the
faculty of North Valley Music
School, the only
non-profit community music school in the state. She quickly built a studio the
of 50+ students ranging in age and ability, and had a full schedule of students
early morning before school, after school, and on weekends.
maintains an active concert schedule as soloist and collaborative pianist. She
has been featured as soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Greeley
Chamber Orchestra, and will be featured this fall with the Colorado Springs
Symphony. She serves as one of the staff accompanists for
Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra Young Artists International Competition, and
sits as pianist with the Glacier Symphony Orchestra in Kalispell, Montana.
She is an annual featured artist at Festival Amadeus in Whitefish, Montana.
performances include collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists
Ricardo Herrera (University of Illinois), American cellist Stephen Framil(Philadelphia), David Halen (University
of Michigan), cellist Scott Kluksdahl
(University of Florida),violinist
Jennifer Frautschi (New York) and clarinetist
Oskar Espina-Ruiz (Spain).
from being an active performer, April loves teaching the piano. She is thrilled
to be joining the faculty at the Cascade School of Music, and hopes to quickly
become active in the musical life in Central Oregon.
In addition to many years teaching the traditional classical repertoire, April
is certified as a Suzuki instructor for those families who are interested in
the method. Her students in Montana have gone on to win top honors at district
and state music festivals, and several are now pursuing degrees in music at top
universities. April's philosophy of teaching is that learning music should be
enjoyable, active, driven by curiosity with an emphasis on self-expression.