Heather Wheeler holds a BM in piano performance from the Catholic University of America where she studied under Bela Nagy and Fernando Laires. She received her Master of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music SUNY Potsdam and currently serves as Associate Professor of Keyboard and Keyboard Area Coordinator at Crane. In addition to teaching group piano, Heather offers introductory music classes for toddlers and maintains a private piano studio. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association, Ms. Wheeler stays active co-directing the Crane Piano Pedagogy Conference and adjudicating and coordinating piano festivals. She has presented workshops across the state and nation and has been an instructor and Piano Area Coordinator at Crane Youth Music. Her performance experience has included a wide range of styles that has taken her to Asia and Central America as well as across the southern and northeastern United States.