Michelle Wachter, DMA, serves as Associate Teaching Professor of Class Piano at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches group piano and piano pedagogy and coordinates the piano area of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy.
Dedicated to excellence in research and pedagogy, Wachter has presented at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, and many regional and local conferences. Her articles have appeared in Clavier Companion and the MTNA e-Journal. She also serves on the editorial board of Piano Pedagogy Forum and is editor of the 2013, 2015, and 2017 Proceedings of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.
As an educator, Wachter has extensive experience teaching piano to students of all ages and levels in both group and private lessons, and she is a frequent adjudicator at festivals and competitions. A longtime member of the Music Teachers National Association, she is currently serving as 1st VP/President Elect of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association. Wachter is also in demand as a collaborative pianist.