Holly Kessis is a pianist and teacher in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She maintains a budding studio of 35 piano students at the Centre for Musical Minds in Frisco, Texas, where she also leads performance classes, beginner music camps, and group enrichment courses. She received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Ohio University, studying with Dr. Christopher Fisher and Gail Berenson. Her presentation, The Millennial Music Teacher, was recently featured at the Music Teachers National Association 2019 conference.
In this day and age, there are important aspects of millennial music teachers that all independent music teachers can successfully adapt to help run their programs. The following are some attributes teachers may consider channeling to progress in their professional lives and better relate to students of younger generations.