Kathleen Lloyd is an independent piano teacher now residing in Smithfield, Utah. She has been a faculty member at the Utah State University Youth Conservatory where she taught individual piano lessons and various group music theory classes for more than 10 years. She served on the committee for selecting curriculum for the Conservatory and was an adjunct faculty member at Utah State University. She has maintained a private piano teaching studio for over 39 years.
As a co-founder of TCW Resources™ (Three Cranky Women), Kathleen—shown in middle—developed numerous piano teaching materials, including the Keyboard Gymnastics™ Achievement Program and the Kreative Keyboard Collection. These materials are published by the Neil A. KJOS Music Company, in San Diego, California.
Education & Accomplishments
Kathleen has presented at the Music Teachers National Association national conference on several occasions and she is active as a clinician, adjudicator, and performer.
Kathleen studied music at Utah State University where she graduated with a degree in piano pedagogy and received the Irene Weiss Peery award for being the outstanding piano pedagogy student. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and a past president of her Utah MTA Chapter. She has attended master classes given by Nelita True, Jane Magrath, Claude Frank, Daniel Pollack, Krystian Zimerman, Leon Fleischer, Andre-Michel Schub, Charles Rosen, Stephen Hough, Sean Chen, Yundi Li, Spencer Myer, John Perry, Marc Andre-Hamelin, Robert Plano, Ralph Vodapek, and Olga Kern.
Co-Founder of TCW Resources®
TCW has published several theory books including, Brillante, Animato, Energico, Spirito, Con Moto and Con Brio as well as numerous music games and teaching materials through the Kjos Music Company. These materials have inspired teachers and students at many of the nation's top universities, preparatory programs and studios across the country.
Along with two other musicians/businesswomen, Kathleen co-founded TCW Resources® to provide student's of music with the practical tools they need to succeed.
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Kathleen's Piano Lineage
Interestingly, Kathleen can trace her piano lineage directly back to Beethoven as related by her teacher Gary Amano:
"Beethoven taught Czerny, who taught Liszt, who taught Alexander Siloti (Rachmaninoff's cousin), who taught Josef Raieff (my teacher at Juilliard) who taught me, who taught you. Raieff was also a pupil of Artur Schnabel, Josef Lhevinne, and Harold Bauer."
In her spare time Kathleen plays the violin in the Cache Symphony Orchestra, the American Festival Orchestra and
the Interlude String Trio.