Dr. N. Mason Conklin has received a Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, one of the pre-eminent schools in the nation for this field. He also holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Baylor University. He is recognized as a Certified Teacher of Music in Piano by the Music Teachers National Association. Additionally, he has studied at the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Conklin has over a decade of experience teaching music in a group setting, and is in high demand as clinician and adjudicator in regional, state, and national competitions and conferences. Dr. Conklin also teaches music theory, class piano, and applied piano at Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA.
Jessica Conklin received a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Converse College and an Associate of Music degree from Reinhardt University. She is certified through the International Piano Teaching Foundation, which emphasizes group instruction and a creative approach to music lessons. Jessica has 14 years experience teaching piano lessons to children, with 4 of those years occurring in a group piano class setting. Jessica is also a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level, and has several years experience teaching group yoga classes and practicing yoga within a semi-private context. Jessica has recently been working on blending her two passions, giving presentations for the Iowa Music Teachers at the local and state level on the benefits of merging piano and yoga to bring greater balance to the mind and body.
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