Angela Marshall has over ten years of teaching experience. Her diverse educational background makes her uniquely suited to help students explore their passions. She believes every student can find success at the piano and develop confidence in creative expression. The skills needed to master a musical instrument can be applied to every area of life, and Angela strives to set her students on the road to success no matter where they want to go. Angela is currently on sabbatical to write a new book and is not taking new students.
Education and Experience
Angela Marshall holds a Master of Music Education Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelors of Science in Piano with honors from East Central University. She has also completed courses in composition and music technology at Berklee College of Music. Her past positions include team teaching group piano at the University of Oklahoma, Director of the Norman Fine Arts Academy, accompanist and ensemble coach at Moore West Junior High, and private studio teacher in McAlester, Oklahoma. When not teaching at Lakeside Piano Studios, Angela works at Randall University as an adjunct professor. Her notable pedagogy instructors include Jane Magrath, Barbara Fast, and W. T. Skye Garcia.
In addition to teaching and performing, Angela is an accomplished composer. She has studied classical, popular, film scoring, and electronic composition techniques. Her intermediate piano solo, Romanza, won the Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Contest Collegiate Division, was published by Alfred Music, and was selected as a National Federation of Music Clubs 2016-2020 Festival Composition. Her composition Notes from the Past and its accompanying film were chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the East Central University Centennial Showcase. Her works have been performed by the Randall University Concert Chorale, Moore West Tiger Choir, University of Oklahoma Orchestra, and pianists around the world. Her notable composition instructors include Marvin Lamb, W. T. Skye Garcia, and Konstantinos Karathanasis.
Angela is an active member of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. Her involvement includes serving on numerous committees at the state level and as the Oklahoma Composition Chair at the national level. She has also adjudicated numerous competitions across Oklahoma. Angela has presented at conferences in multiple states including the Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable, Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention in Arkansas and California, and the MTNA Piano Pedagogy Symposium in Ohio. Her presentation on pedagogical piano composition at the Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention in San Diego was awarded the Alexander A. Bendazzi/Strayer University Prize for Art/Music/Dance Papers for best fine arts presentation.
Angela Marshall regularly performs as a collaborative pianist with the Randall University Concert Chorale. Her solo performances include recitals in both the United States and abroad. She performed at the Esterhazy Palace in Austria during the Classical Music Festival in 2013. Performances of her own compositions include numerous recitals as well as an appearance at the Inner sOUndscapes concert series at the University of Oklahoma. She has also performed with the Nova Teacher Ensemble multiple years at Clavinova Festivals. Her notable performance instructors include Jeongwon Ham (piano), Starla Hibler-Raley (piano), and Linda Esther Gray (voice).
Awards and Masterclasses
Angela’s awards include the Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Contest, Dorothy Detrick Kendall Memorial Scholarship, Alexander A. Bendazzi/Strayer University Prize for Art/Music/Dance Papers, ECU Centennial Showcase Grand Prize Winner, Dr. Dennis Boe Piano Scholarship, and top five finalist in the Reel Dreams Film Festival. She has performed at numerous masterclasses with notable pianists from around the world, including sessions with Robert Weirich, Petronel Malan, and Milica Jelača Jovanović. She also performed for Alan Chow at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstaedt, Austria. In 2012, Angela completed private coaching with body mapping expert Dr. Bonnie Draina to learn how to reduce strain and maximize health while playing the piano.
Music Teachers National Association
Oklahoma Music Teachers Association
Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Association