Mary Beth Molenaar directs the Music Academy at Northwestern University, a divisional school with more than 500 students. She has taught piano pedagogy and keyboard skills classes at the collegiate level at several institutions, and enjoys performing with her colleagues and teaching piano to children and adults of all ages.

Molenaar received...

Mary Beth Molenaar directs the Music Academy at Northwestern University, a divisional school with more than 500 students. She has taught piano pedagogy and keyboard skills classes at the collegiate level at several institutions, and enjoys performing with her colleagues and teaching piano to children and adults of all ages.

Molenaar received MTNA’s Foundation Fellow award in 2010. She has served in many positions at the state and local level including chairing ISMTA’s Achievement in Music (AIM) program for many years. She is currently President of the North Shore Music Teachers Association.

Molenaar holds a doctorate degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, and received degrees in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.

As a Girl Scout, Molenaar shared her love of music, camping, gardening, knitting, and raising monarch butterflies with a troop of terrific young women.

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