Dr. Richard Van Dyke, DMA, NCTM serves as the Keyboard Area Coordinator and chairs the Annual Northern Kentucky Winter Piano Pedagogy Conference at Northern
Kentucky University. He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance and Master of Music Degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His students have been accepted into top-ranked music schools
and conservatories in the United States. As an active member of MTNA, he served as the OhioMTA Southwest District and OhioMTA State President. In 2010 he was chosen as the OhioMTA Independent Music Teacher of the Year and in 2017 was recognized as an MTNA Fellow in recognition of his contributions to the organization. Dr. Van Dyke has presented lecture recitals/workshops at State Conferences and for local
associations. He has been selected to speak at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and the Music Teachers National Association’s National Conference. His current research focuses on Ten Steps to Parnassus, a progressive approach to assigning Early Intermediate through Virtuoso repertoire. including Etudes, Classical Sonatas and the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is a strong advocate for inclusive
programming to expand the existing canon of pedagogical and performance repertoire.