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Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams

Associate Professor of Piano and Music Education


614 292-8961

320 Timashev Building
1866 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Piano pedagogy
  • Group piano


  • Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Northwestern University
  • Piano Performance, University of Maryland
  • Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Arizona State University

Kenneth Williams, associate professor, directs the graduate programs in piano pedagogy and coordinates the class piano program. He holds the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. He also holds graduate degrees from the University of Maryland in piano performance and Arizona State University in piano performance and pedagogy.

Dr. Williams' articles on topics related to piano teaching and teacher training have appeared in American Music Teacher, Piano Quarterly, Clavier, Keyboard Companion, The Proceedings of the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy and College Music Symposium. Dr. Williams researches enrollment trends among international students in music and cross-cultural teaching in music performance. The Music Teachers National Association recognized his article entitled "Cross-Cultural Communication in the Music Studio" as the 2002 Article of the Year. Dr. Williams has presented research papers and lecture-demonstrations at national and international conferences, including the International Society for Music Education (Norway and Malaysia), the European Piano Teachers Association (Budapest, Hungary), the Music Teachers National Association and the College Music Society. In July 2019 he presented a lecture at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (Lombard, Illinois) and in July 2020 he presented a session for the 2020 GP3 Virtual Forum for college faculty focused on teaching group piano and piano pedagogy.

Kenneth Williams is a member of the editorial committee of the MTNA e-Journal, a quarterly online journal of peer-reviewed research articles published by the Music Teachers National Association.

Featured Professional Activities

  • Visiting Lecturer, the University of Oklahoma
  • Teacher of the Year, Ohio Music Teachers Association
  • Article of the Year Award, Music Teachers National Association

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