Sheila Paige

Sheila Paige

Associate Faculty, The Dorothy Taubman Seminar

Executive Director of the Piano Wellness Seminar


Sheila Paige began her musical training at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. She received her BM degree, magna cum laude, from the Philadelphia Musical Academy where she was a scholarship student of Susan Starr. She continued her studies with Elizabeth Moschetti in New York and completed her MA at Trenton State College. An active performer, Ms. Paige has appeared as recitalist and with orchestras both locally and nationally. Her accompanying credits include an appearance at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. Ms. Paige’s performances have been broadcast on national public radio.

Sheila Paige has over 25 years experience with the work of Dorothy Taubman and for many years was a member of the faculty of the former Dorothy Taubman Institute. She is also founder and executive director of the Piano Wellness Seminar, an annual summer event at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Ms. Paige’s reputation as a teacher attracts pianists nationally and she commutes to Pittsburgh, Dallas, Knoxville, Memphis, Charlotte and Phoenix to teach on a regular basis. She also teaches at Immaculata University in the Philadelphia area. Her students include many university faculty members and performers who have appeared with numerous orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony and London Symphony. Ms. Paige has gained international recognition as a presenter of lectures and master classes including those at the Taubman Symposium at the Selangor Institute of Music in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lecture and workshop locations have included Albuquerque, Charlotte, Cherry Hill, NJ, Dallas, Honolulu, Phoenix, Southern Methodist University, the University of Memphis, the University of Texas, Vanderbilt University and the World Piano Pedagogy Conference.

 

Reviews


"A revelation!! My encounter with Sheila Paige has literally transformed me as an artist and a musician."

Dr. Robert Roux, Professor of Piano and Chair of Piano Department
Rice University Shepard School of Music

 

“What a pleasure it is to encounter a teacher who not only has much to offer from a technical point of view, but who also shows an unusual amount of savvy and insight about the musical and interpretive issues. Her work is sure to be of interest to pianists of all levels.”

Michael Gurt, Professor and Keyboard Chairman
LSU School of Music

 

“Working with Sheila Paige has enabled me to solve technical problems more quickly and efficiently. Her knowledge of how the body works best in playing the organ and piano gives me the tools to discern and overcome physical and musical challenges with greater ease.”

Bradley Welch
First Prize and Audience Prize Winner in the 2003 Dallas International Organ Competition

 

“I have attended the Piano Wellness Seminar since its inception. Sheila Paige, with her insightfulness, has created a totally caring environment in which all participants feel safe and free to learn and exchange ideas, a true sense of a musical community-a must for all keyboardists.”

Yee-ha Chiu
Steinway Artist