Dr. Sheryl Iott

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute

Piano faculty, Grand Rapids Community College

D.M.A., Piano Performance with Pedagogy Cognate, Michigan State University; M.M., Piano Performance, University of Illinois; B.M. Piano Performance, Michigan State University

Dr. Sheryl Iott is an active teacher, solo and collaborative performer, speaker and adjudicator, and also serves on the piano faculty Grand Rapids Community College. She is a member of the Board of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, for whom she also serves as an online teacher-certification facilitator. Much of her collaborative work—with trumpet, low brass, saxophone and vocalists—involves contemporary music. She spent last spring at the University of Brasília, Brazil on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching piano pedagogy and coaching collaborative piano/chamber music, and also performed concerts with Paula Van Goes, Ricardo Douarde Freire and Anderson Alves. Her teachers included Ralph and Tina Votapek, Ian Hobson and Joseph Evans. She has published in music education and piano pedagogy, is currently working on a book on music cognition and effective practice strategies, and maintains an active private piano studio in her home in Grand Rapids.