Nell Buchman, teacher of piano and Early Childhood Music, has pursued an active teaching, performing, and adjudicating career at Lawrence University, Academy of Music, and throughout Wisconsin for over 20 years. She has a private studio, teaches Music for the Very Young, and is accompanist and manager for the Primo and Bel Canto girl choirs at the Lawrence Academy of Music. She also teaches class piano at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Buchman received her Masters of Music in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma in 1994.
She has performed at the Winchester Academy in Waupaca, Neenah Library, University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan and Milwaukee’s Frankly Music Chamber Series. She has served as soloist with North Carolina’s Raleigh Symphony and Brevard Music Center Orchestra as well as Oklahoma’s Cimarron Opera Company Orchestra among others. Other performances include playing on public radio and at music conventions such as MTNA and MENC. Nell is also a frequent performer for the Waupaca Community Arts Board’s bi-annual Bach festival where she lives with her husband and 2 children.
As an extension of her teaching, Nell continues to learn and work with students through adjudicating for the Wisconsin Music Teacher’s Association and the Music Teacher’s National Association each year.
"I believe anyone can learn how to play the piano and enjoy achieving success with a combination of sound learning/practice strategies, relaxed piano technique and positive reinforcement. I expect commitment to lessons, practice, and communication from students and their parents while striving to provide a nurturing learning atmosphere full of growth potential on many levels."
- Nell Buchman