American Music Teacher Editorial Committee

James Litzelman, NCTM, Chair
Catholic University of America
Arlington, Virginia

James Litzelman, NCTM, teaches piano and piano pedagogy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and is an independent piano teacher in Arlington, Virginia. He has served the Northern Virginia MTA as president.

Carolyn True, NCTM, Chair-Designate
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas

Carolyn E. True, NCTM, is a compassionate and challenging professor at Trinity University and an engaging performer. In addition to an active solo career, she is a member of SOLI Chamber Ensemble and the Beckman/True Duo.

Leah Claiborne
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.

Leah Claiborne is an assistant professor of music at the University of the District of Columbia. She promotes diversity in the arts by championing piano music by black composers in her performances, research, and teaching.

Richard Masters, NCTM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Richard Masters, NCTM, is an assistant professor of piano and collaborative piano at Virginia Tech. He has worked as an opera coach and conductor at Virginia Tech, the University of Texas at Austin and the Eastman School of Music.

Lynn Worcester Jones, NCTM
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lynn Worcester Jones, NCTM, serves as assistant professor, keyboard area coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Baylor University and California State University, Fullerton.

Spring Seals
Independent Music Teacher
Fort Worth, Texas

Spring B. Seals, NCTM, received a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from Texas Christian University. She teaches students ages 3 to 70 in Fort Worth and blogs at Seals serves as certification director for Texas MTA.

Charles Turon
Independent Music Teacher
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Charles Turon holds degrees from the University of North Texas and of Oklahoma. Formerly coordinator of keyboard studies and music theory at State College of Florida, he maintains an independent teaching studio in Bradenton, Florida.

Leila Viss
Independent Music Teacher
Centennial, Colorado

Leila Viss generates creative-based, tech-savvy instruction and resources for her private studio, for her blog, for the University of Denver until 2020 and for frequent presentations in the States and abroad.