About The Instructor

....Linda Dale Kennedy hails from the New Orleans/Covington, Louisiana area. She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Theory and Composition from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. She studied piano with Dr. Ronald Stetzel; accompanying, ensemble, and chamber music with Jean Barr; and theory with Dr. James Wilcox. She has maintained independent teaching studios in Baton Rouge, LA, Hattiesburg, MS, and, for the past 30 years, Maumelle, AR - a suburb of Little Rock. Throughout her career, Linda has been committed to the important role of independent piano studios and has been an active member of MTNA and NFMC affiliates. She holds national and state professional certification through MTNA and ASMTA. She has been a member of and judge for the National Guild of Piano Teachers.

....Ongoing education is an important part of the piano teacher's life. She actively attends workshops and programs, and has presented programs on teaching composition, sight reading, and other aspects of teaching to local and state organizations in her area. She has also had articles in the areas of student composition and the use of technology in the piano studio published in Junior Keynotes (National Federation of Music Clubs), Keyboard Companion, and Clavier Companion. She is a regular columnist for the performing arts for Maumelle Magazine (MauMag) and also enjoys serving as adjudicator for festivals and competitions. Linda is the organist/accompanist at First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock. In addition to numerous inclusions over the years, Linda has appeared in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Education, and Who's Who of American Women and was chosen as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2017.

.....She was presented the "ASMTA Independent Teacher of the Year - 2001" award by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association at the annual state convention in June, 2001. ASMTA is an affiliate of MTNA.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)

ASMTA (Arkansas State Music Teachers Association)

MTA/CA (Music Teachers Association of Central Arkansas)

Past-President (1997-2001)

NFMC (National Federation of Music Clubs)

AFMC (Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs)

AFMC Junior Composers Chairperson

Little Rock Musical Coterie (Local Senior Club - NFMC

The Maumelle Classics (Studio Junior Club - NFMC

 Maumelle Music Teachers League - MMTL

American Guild of Organists - AGO

Maumelle Arts Council Advisor for the Performing Arts