Meet the Clap for Classics! Teachers
Classes in West Roxbury are taught by Kathryn Lieppman (me!), a professional musician devoted to music-making and music education. Trained as a classical pianist, I received degrees in Piano Performance from Rice University and University of Arizona, where I also focused on piano pedagogy. Clap for Classics! has come about as a collaborative effort with my sister Elizabeth Nixon, a fellow musician and amazing mother of five (!) currently living in Alabama. She and I took our combined interest and experience and developed Clap for Classics! together in order to give our own children and their peers a fun and educational introduction to music.
Aside from teaching Clap for Classics! classes, I teach private piano lessons to students of all ages and levels, and accompany ballet classes for the Boston Ballet School. I also co-runs a non-profit chorus for adults with special needs called Music Makes Me Happy. I have been singing from the early years of my life (home, school, church, community and professional groups), and truly believe in the power of singing and music for development, happiness and satisfaction, and community building. I live in West Roxbury with my husband and sweet, music-loving 2-year-old daughter.
Read more about my collaborator and sister Elizabeth and her Clap for Classics! classes in Huntsville, Alabama on her website.