Toni Smith, Piano

Toni received a Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Pedagogy from Cedarville University.  During her time at Cedarville, she performed frequently as a soloist; accompanied instrumentalists and vocalists; tutored for the group piano class; and taught private lessons for ages 6 to 65 years through the Directed Teaching program. Her research has focused on techniques to assist teachers in maintaining adolescent student interest in music, particularly for those who do not intend to pursue music as a career, but rather as a hobby. Her goal in teaching is to not only help her students learn in the manner most suited to each unique personality, but to also share her love of diverse musical styles. Toni joined the Piano Preparatory School in 2016 and, in addition to serving as a private teacher, helps to facilitate the Practice Partner program.