Catherine Walby

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Catherine Walby has been teaching piano at the Lawrence Academy of Music since 2000. In addition, she teaches class piano and secondary piano lessons at Lawrence University. She has run the week-long Academy Piano Odyssey camp each summer since 2003 and has served as theory teacher and keyboard department coordinator in the past.

Ms. Walby received a B.M. in piano performance with a pedagogy emphasis and a B.A. in biology from Lawrence University. Her primary teacher was Kathleen Murray for both piano and pedagogy. She received a M.M. in piano performance and pedagogy in 2000 from the University of Oklahoma, studying under Jane Magrath, Andrew Cooperstock and Howard Lubin.

As a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), Ms. Walby has served as Appleton district auditions chair since 2001 and state Badger keyboard auditions chair 2005-2009. She has served as state president since October 2009. She also served as state secretary for several years and has been actively involved in the local Fox Valley MTA.

Ms. Walby continues to play actively, collaborating with colleagues, college students and Academy students on recitals and juries. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking with friends, reading, traveling and gardening.

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