Rebecca P. Shockley

Dr. Rebecca Payne Shockley is Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Class Piano at the University of Minnesota. A native of Cincinnati, she holds degrees in piano performance from Indiana University, where she studied under Joseph Battista and Sidney Foster, and a D.M.A. from the University of Colorado, where she worked with Guy Duckworth. She also holds a Performer's Licentiate from the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying under Guy Jonson. Before moving to Minnesota, she was on the piano faculty at Eastern Kentucky University and performed extensively in the Midwest. She has given presentations on music learning for colleges, universities, and music teacher organizations across the U.S. and in England, Canada, Taiwan, China and Korea.

An active member of Music Teachers National Association, Shockley chaired the Pedagogy Saturday Committee for two years and previously served on the National Convention Program Committee. For twelve years she also chaired the Committee on Learning Theory for the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy. She has given clinics for Frederick Harris and the Lorenz Corporation, and she served on the Advisory Board for Piano Discoveries, a piano method published by Lorenz. Her articles have appeared in Clavier, The American Music Teacher, Keyboard Companion, Piano Journal, and College Music Symposium.

Shockley is the author of Mapping Music: For Faster Learning and Secure Memory - A Guide for Piano Teachers and Students, (A-R Editions, 1997, 2001). Her book was also published in a Korean translation by Hanyang University Press in 2002.

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