Jacqueline Herbein, NCTM, RYT
Jacqueline Herbein considers the development of physical perception to be the cornerstone of her teaching, whether working with the professional performing musician or the youngest student just learning to drop his finger into a piano key. A Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology from the Massage Therapy Institute of Western Pennsylvania provides Jackie with a solid academic foundation, while independent work in Alexander Technique and teacher certification in yoga have heightened her whole-body movement insights. Broadening that movement foundation with the science of ProformaVision technology and incorporating her own physical and emotional experiences as a performing soloist, accompanist and ensemble player, Jackie is able to communicate complex and sometimes misunderstood concepts in a manner that is clear, simple, direct and caring.
For more than a decade Jackie has been known for her creative approach in unraveling technical problems at the piano and during that time she has also become a strong voice in the area of musician wellness. Her articles have been published in The American Music Teacher, The Canadian Music Teacher, Clavier and Clavier Companion magazines. An active clinician, she regularly presents workshops at universities, state music conferences, local teacher organizations and music pedagogy classes and in 2005 she was honored with the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year award. Other noted appearances and residencies include the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Taubman Piano Festival at Montclair State University, the ISME Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the Music Therapy Association Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, the Marian Garcia Teachers’ Workshop at Penn State University, the Intersection of Jazz and Classical Piano Festival at West Virginia University, the University of South Carolina SPARK Music Leadership Laboratory, the Goshen College Piano Workshop and Academy, the Mississippi Piano Showcase, the 2009 through 2018 Music Teachers National Conferences and a multi-year residency at the Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute.
Jacqueline (Clement) Herbein holds a BM in Piano Performance from Converse College, Spartanburg, SC and an MM in Piano Performance from the University of North Texas.