DR. MARY LYNNE BENNETT, NCTM, received bachelors’ degrees in biopsychology and music education from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from West Chester University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano pedagogy from the University of South Carolina. She currently serves on the piano faculty at Duquesne University and taught on the faculty of Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV, from 2003-2012. She has taught piano, general and choral music and served as an accompanist and music adjudicator in private, public, community music school, and university settings in Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and West Virginia. She has worked for the Educational Testing Service on the Music Assessments for the NAEP. Dr. Bennett is a permanent Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in piano with the Music Teachers National Association. She is also a member of the College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education, and a patroness of Sigma Alpha Iota.