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Ph.D., Music Education/Piano Pedagogy
Louisiana State University

M.M., Music Performance/Piano Pedagogy
Florida State University

B.M., Piano Performance
Louisiana State University


After residing in South Carolina, Louisiana, and Florida for twelve years, Nan Baker Richerson returned to her home state of Kentucky in the Fall of 2009. Currently, she serves as Program Director/Piano Faculty at the Music Institute of Lexington where she teaches piano to students of all ages and ability levels. Prior to relocating in Lexington, Dr. Richerson was a member of the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Music where she taught applied piano, piano pedagogy, experimental research in music, and was director of the Community Music School Piano Division.

Dr. Richerson holds degrees from Louisiana State University (Ph.D., Music Education/Piano Pedagogy; B.M., Piano Performance) and Florida State University (M.M., Music Performance/Piano Pedagogy), and is also a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through Music Teachers National Association. She has presented research at the national meetings of Music Teachers National Association, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and the Conference of the American Music Therapy Association. Dr. Richerson has been a clinician at state MTA conferences, various local MTA chapters, and she frequently serves as an adjudicator throughout the south.

Her research interests are in the areas of cooperative learning, sight-reading, and effective instructional strategies in the group piano classroom. Currently, Dr. Richerson serves as a member of the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

Nan Baker Richerson has a wealth of music teaching experience. In addition to teaching courses at Louisiana State University, Florida State University, and the University of South Carolina, she also has fifteen years of experience teaching applied piano and group classes to students of all ages and levels.

About the Studio:

Dr. Richerson's piano studio is housed at the Music Institute of Lexington. Regardless of age or level of ability, all students are welcome to study piano here! Piano instruction is available for beginners, those returning to lessons after several years, intermediate students, and advanced students. The curriculum for each student is tailored to accommodate the specific needs and goals of the student.