Gayle Kowalchyk

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Camp

Piano Faculty, California State University, Northridge

Ed.D Piano Pedagogy, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Northwestern University; B.M. Piano Performance, Ohio University

Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk teaches class piano, piano and piano pedagogy at California State University, Northridge. A graduate of Ohio University (BM), she received the Achievement in Music Award in 2003, presented by the Society of Alumni and Friends and the Ohio University School of Music. She also has degrees from Northwestern University (MM) and Teachers College, Columbia University (Ed.D.).

Dr. Kowalchyk was Senior Keyboard Editor for Alfred Music from 1988-2017. She was formerly on the faculty of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, where she coordinated the class piano program, directed the piano preparatory program, and taught piano pedagogy. She has taught piano pedagogy and class piano at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, and the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

Her passion for piano teaching and music education has inspired her to write educational piano materials for students. With her husband, Dr. E. L. Lancaster, she is the co-author of over 300 publications.