About the Author
The husband and wife team Nancy and Randall Faber
are internationally known as authors of the Piano Adventures?
teaching method and over two hundred publications for the piano.
They recently founded the Faber Piano Institute in Ann Arbor, MI,
where they live with their daughter Vivian. Nancy Faber, who was
named "Distinguished Composer of the Year" by the Music Teachers
National Association, enjoys a busy schedule of commissions for
the concert stage in addition to her educational composing.
Recent commissions include "The Snow Queen" for narrator and
orchestra, "The Picture My Imagination Has Painted" for Flute
Quartet and Piano, and "Trio for Flute, Saxophone and Piano". Her
pieces have been heard on U.S. public radio and network
television. She studied composition with Joan Tower, William
Albright, and British composer Nicholas Maw; piano studies were
at the Eastman School and Michigan State University. Randall
Faber has toured Korea, Taiwan, Canada and the United Kingdom. He
was master teacher for both the World Conference on Piano
Pedagogy and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. He
gave recitals in St. Louis, Ann Arbor, as Convention Artist for
the North Dakota Music Teachers, and performed as Visiting Artist
at the University of Michigan, University of Southern
Mississippi, Saginaw State University, and numerous universities
throughout South Korea. He was featured clinician for the
Nebraska Music Teachers, the Florida Music Teachers and the
Pennsylvania Music Teachers Convention, and recently presented
his research at the 9th International Conference on Motivation in
Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Faber holds three degrees from the
University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
The Fabers advocate piano study not only for personal expression
and performance success, but also as a vehicle for the student's
creative and cognitive development.