Snow Wilson, piano
A deeply committed educator, whose unique pedagogical skills make her in high demand in the New York City area, Wilson's individualized approach to piano instruction reflects the richness of her musical experience. Trained in the Kodaly, Orff–Schulwerk, and Suzuki methods, as well as classical piano pedagogy, Wilson's teaching is also informed by her diverse musical and intellectual background. In addition to a Master of Music Education degree (University of North Texas) with emphasis on piano pedagogy and studies in Alexander Technique (Julliard), Pao has a second Master of Education degree, with emphasis on cognitive systems (University of North Texas); she has designed several computer education games for teaching children music.
Attaining a high level of excellence, over the years, her students have won various piano competitions, such as Steinway Piano Competition, American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) competition, VIVO international Competition and Mannes school of music Concerto Competition. Many of her students have s performed in prestigious New York City venues, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and at area events, including Princeton Festival and TED Conferences.
An active clinician, Wilson gives workshops in New York City and its surrounding vicinity, including presentations at New York's Piano Teacher Congress and at Connecticut College. Her international teaching experience includes serving on the faculty of Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy where she also gives master classes, and given private instruction and masterclass in Taipei, Taiwan.
Wilson is a certified Steinway Educational Partner and a Founding Teacher of the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement program. As the Second Vice-President and Treasurer on the Executive Board of the Piano Teacher Congress of New York, Wilson currently also serves as the co-chair of the incentive recital program for the PTC organization. She currently teaches at Hoff-Barthelson Music School and a piano faculty of The New School's Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division.