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Allison Nalesnik, piano, theory, organ
M.M., Washington University; M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of Delaware; B.A., Oberlin College; organist and handbell director for 20 years, St. John's United Church of Christ, Manchester; chemical translator, Hercules Chemical Company; member, Music Teachers National Association, Missouri Music Teachers Association and American Guild of Organists.

Matt Pankratz, piano
M.M. in Piano Performance, Louisiana State University; B.M. (Summa cum Laude) in Piano Performance, Webster University. Past instructor positions: Class piano instructor at Louisiana State, Piano teacher at the Performing Arts Academy of Louisiana, Piano teacher at Jackson Pianos. Former accompanist positions: Choirs, strings, and woodwinds at Louisiana State (2013-2015), Masterwork’s Chorale of Belleville, Il (2012-2014). Teachers include: Daniel Schene (Webster University), Sheila Paige (Dorothy Taubman Institute), Gregory Sioles (Louisiana State), Karl Koesterer (CMS). Winner of numerous performance scholarships, including the Buder Foundation (2010) and Jack Guerry Foundation (2013). Winner of Webster University Concerto Competition (2012). A native of St. Louis, Mr. Pankratz began his studies at the Community Music School of Webster University as a child. Mr. Pankratz focuses on a healthy piano technique, using the body’s natural physiology to dictate movements at the keyboard, allowing us to play efficiently and musically.

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