Dr. Lillie Gardner has been teaching piano to students of all ages and levels for over a decade. She has taught as adjunct piano faculty at New York University and at the University of Connecticut, where she was also on the piano faculty of the Community School of the Arts. She is a member of the Saint Paul Piano Teachers Association, the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association where she is an Evaluator for the MTNA eFestival, the Chair of the Minnesota MTNA Competitions, and an MMTA Endorsed Judge. She believes strongly that all people have the capacity to create beautiful music and to express themselves intellectually and artistically, and she strives to cultivate and support this artistic independence in each of her students.
Dr. Gardner is on the piano faculty of St. Joseph’s School of Music, teaches in the St. Paul Public Schools after-school program, and maintains her private teaching studio, Gardner Piano Studio, in St. Paul, Minnesota.