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Dr. Lisa Withers is Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Emory & Henry College in southwest Virginia, where she has taught piano, music theory, and other classes for twenty years. She holds degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance from West Virginia University and the University of Michigan. Dr. Withers is an avid chamber musician and solo recitalist in the Mid-Atlantic region and has specialized in new music and music by female composers in recent years.  Other areas of research include mindful self compassion in performance and teaching and connecting the latest brain research on the adolescent brain to pedagogical techniques focused on that age of pianistic development.

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