Karen Taylor, Director and 2015 Core Faculty
Karen Taylor, director of the Piano Academy, has a wealth of experience in teaching, performance, and research. She specializes in working with gifted young musicians and is widely esteemed for her diagnostic skills and dynamic, integrative style of teaching. Dr. Taylor is an assistant professor of music at Indiana University, where she directs the Young Pianists Program and pedagogy studies. She was adjunct associate professor of piano at DePauw University from 1991-2004. The recipient of many teaching excellence awards, including Indiana Music Teacher of the Year, Dr. Taylor has taught numerous regional and national competition prizewinners. She has performed across the Midwest and abroad, and has presented more than 80 master classes, lectures and workshops.