Mrs. Bede maintains a large studio of piano students in the Dayton area, teaching private as well as group classes, including Suzuki and traditional methods to students ranging from ages 4 through adult. In addition to her work as church organist at Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Kettering, she serves as accompanist for numerous soloists as well as being an active performer in the Dayton Music Club. She is active in numerous professional organizations and is currently serving as Ohio MTA State President (2010-2012). She is also an active adjudicator for the NFMC and MTNA.
Education and Credentials
- B.M. in Piano Performance, Organ, and Music Education, Concordia College
- Nationally Certified Teacher, Music Teachers National Association
- Piano Pedagogy courses, University of Dayton and Ohio State University
- Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Books 1-5
- Ohio MTA State Teacher of the Year award for 2002
- Favorite places to visit: Grant, Florida, spending time with grandchildren there. Also travel to Minnesota to visit family and friends.
- Hobbies: Sewing, gardening, biking, and spending time with husband and family.