Dr. Madeline Anderson

Stone Oak and North West

Ages 9+, Beginning to Advanced

Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music
Master of Music, Texas State University
Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Iowa

Teaching Philosophy

I believe everyone can benefit from taking piano lessons – and at any stage of life! Regardless of age, experience, or musical taste, the emotional and cognitive benefits of playing the piano are vast. I am thrilled to assist in helping students enjoy these benefits. Whether someone is pursuing a career in piano or would like to play piano as a complementary activity in their life, learning piano is tremendously valuable on a holistic level. A piano lesson serves as an environment where an individual can expand their problem-solving toolset, critically think, and explore creativity and self-expression. These are beneficial skills and assets that spill into other areas of life.

My goal is for my students to enjoy the process of making music. I believe everyone has musical potential. My teaching philosophy, in a nutshell, is: be kind, and ask difficult questions. I cater the way I teach to the individual student, as everyone learns and processes differently. I teach in a style that is question-oriented, providing students with tools for efficient, self-directed practice, rather than necessarily always telling them what to do. I happily teach all ages and levels; I have experience working with beginner students as well as very advanced students.


Dr. Madeline Anderson is originally from Barnard, Vermont. Anderson passionately plays and teaches piano, and she loves sharing her joy of music with others. She has taught extensively, including private lessons for children and adults, college group piano courses, and private coaching for undergraduate piano majors. Anderson additionally has experience with teaching music theory. Anderson has participated in numerous piano competitions and events. Most recently, Madeline was named a 2020 MTNA Young Artist Competition state winner (Iowa), won the Third Prize at the Second International PianoArt competition, and was a finalist at the 2020 Sound Espressivo competition. Collaboration is one of Dr. Anderson’s favorite elements of music; she thoroughly enjoys chamber music and is part of a percussion-piano duo with percussionist Peter Grubisich. Anderson encourages her students to collaborate and utilize the vast repertoire of piano duos and duets. Anderson holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM ‘17), Texas State University (MM ‘19), and The University of Iowa (DMA ‘23). Anderson recently completed her doctorate at the University of Iowa she studied piano under the tutelage of Dr. Ksenia Nosikova. Madeline’s previous piano teachers include Hans Boepple, Dr. Enrico Elisi, Ann Schein, and Dr. Jason Kwak.