Music Department
Holloway Hall

Nan Baker Richerson

Nan Baker Richerson has taught piano for the past fifteen years. Most recently, she has been a faculty member at Gist Piano Academy in Lexington, KY, and Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, where she also directed the Community Music School Piano Division. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and ability levels, and looks forward to teaching at Salisbury University in the fall of 2014.

Dr. Richerson’s research interests are in the areas of adult learners, cooperative learning, sight-reading, and effective instructional strategies in the group piano classroom. Since 2011, she has given presentations in Chicago, IL, Dallas TX, Anaheim, CA, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Gallatin, TN, and Richmond, KY. She is a member of the editorial board for MTNA’s American Music Teacher magazine, and is on the Pedagogy Saturday planning committee for the 2015 MTNA national conference.

Dr. Richerson holds graduate degrees from Louisiana State University (Ph.D. in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy) and Florida State University (M.M. in Piano Pedagogy), has a B.M. in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University, and is also a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). She has presented research at the national meetings of MTNA and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), has been a clinician at state MTNA conferences and various local MTNA chapters, and frequently serves as an adjudicator throughout the south.