2017 NCKP Staff


samholland 1Sam Holland is an award-winning professor of music and Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He is Executive Director of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy and an author of over 70 critically-acclaimed piano method and repertoire collections. Holland is the 2015 MTNA Teacher of the Year.

priceScott Price chairs the piano department at the University of South Carolina where he is Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. Dr. Price is creator and editor-in-chief of the on-line journal, Piano Pedagogy Forum, which received the 2008 MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award. His work with students with autism has been featured on national television (Dateline NBC) and at the national conventions of MTNA and NCKP.

Marvin Blickenstaff teaches at The New School for Music Study and in his home studio in Pennsylvania. Blickenstaff's teaching career is associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and with Goshen College (IN). In 2007, Piano Pedagogy Forum published tributes to Blickenstaff honoring his contribution to piano teaching in America. In that same year he was named Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music at Toronto.  In 2009, MTNA selected him for their highest honor, the Achievement Award. He is a Past President of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy and is on the executive planning committee for NCKP.
RyanGreeneRyan Greene is Associate Director of NCKP. He earned his BM in Piano Performance from Butler University and his MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. He currently serves on piano faculty of Centre for Musical Minds in Frisco, TX. He coordinated the Young Professionals Track at the 2014 MTNA National Conference, and chaired the fourth MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium at Southern Methodist University in January 2015.

Margaret Zullinger is Director of Outreach and External Affairs for the Frances Clark Center.  In this capacity, she also serves as Registrar for NCKP.  Joining the staff at the FCCKP in 2001, her responsibilities include management of the Online Store as well as acting as liaison with Clavier Companion magazine.

Greer MarkMark Greer completed his MM in Piano Performance at Kent State University, and his BM, magna cum laude, from Bowling Green State University, where he was the recipient of the College of Music’s Steve Vun Cannon Memorial Award. Honors include 1st Prize in the State Finals of the OMTA Collegiate Buckeye Competition, Prizewinner in the Tuesday Musical Competition, and Honors in the OMTA Graves Young Artist Competitions. Previously serving on the faculties of the University of Mount Union and Kent State University, Greer currently teaches Applied Piano and Keyboard Harmony at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and maintains an active private studio in the greater Akron area.