Dr. Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Grooms Johnson, NCTM, is a nationally respected leader in the field of piano pedagogy. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Music Education, specializing in Piano Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. Rebecca is an experienced independent piano teacher of all ages and levels of students, and has taught piano, class piano, piano pedagogy, and music theory for many years at the university level. A member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) for almost 30 years, she holds the Permanent Professional Certification designation.
Dr. Johnson has served in numerous local, state and national leadership positions for MTNA, including the Central Eastern Ohio District Chair and President of OhioMTA. At the national level, she is currently completing a two-year term as Vice-President of the Board of Directors. She was Conference Chair of the 2012 New York City National Conference, and is Chair of the 2013 Anaheim National Conference. Rebecca served from 2008 to 2011 as Chair of the MTNA National Certification Commission, where she worked with commissioners to write and implement the new certification process. She served from 2000 to 2003 as National Chair of the MTNA Pedagogy Committee. Rebecca was honored to be inducted as a Foundation Fellow in 2009.
A widely published writer, Dr. Johnson contributes a tri-annual feature in American Music Teacher titled “What’s New in Pedagogy Research.” She is an Associate Editor for Clavier Companion magazine’s “Perspectives in Pedagogy” page, and recently produced a two-year series of twelve articles exploring current piano methods. An active clinician, Rebecca has presented numerous workshops at MTNA national and state conferences, as well as association meetings in Idaho, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, and Hawai.
- B.M. Capital University
- M.A. The Ohio State University
- Ph.D. The Ohio State University