Heather Bissell

Piano, Suzuki Piano, Group Keyboard

Teaching music education has been my passion from the beginning and I am very excited to be a new piano faculty member at WCMS! My areas of specialty are classical piano (Suzuki and Traditional), vocal coaching (classical and Broadway), solfege/theory, and general music teaching. I have also had experience conducting choral repertoire.

I began my musical training at the University of Southern Maine (1993) in Piano and Vocal Performance and hold two Masters in Music; one from The Hartt School in Piano Performance/Piano Pedagogy (2005-- Hartford, Ct.), and one recently obtained from the Ferenz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary in Music Pedagogy (2010).

My main philosophy is that I do not approach teaching with the goal of fashioning professional musicians, but instead well-rounded people who are also artists. Since music is so instrumental in a child's overall development, I believe my main responsibility is to give the best quality education possible to every child and then help them see where it leads them individually. Every child is talented, it is just up to us (the faculty) to bring it out!