Sheila Paige, Executive Director and founder of the Piano Wellness Seminar, now known as the Keyboard Wellness Seminar, has over 35 years experience in the work of Dorothy Taubman and an extensive background in Alexander Technique. She has also been a faculty member of the Dorothy Taubman Institute and is currently a faculty member of the Dorothy Taubman Seminar.
Ms. Paige’s reputation as a teacher attracts pianists nationally and she commutes to Dallas, Austin, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Raleigh, Charlotte, Clearwater and Phoenix to teach on a regular basis. She has taught at Immaculata University and Chestnut Hill College in the Philadelphia area and is currently on the faculty at Cleveland State University. Her students include many university faculty members and performers who have appeared with numerous orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh 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. Recent lecture locations include, Dallas, Charlotte, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Cherry Hill, NJ, the University of Memphis, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Baptist University, Duquesne University, Oberlin College, North Carolina School of the Arts, Clearwater Christian College, the University of Texas at Tyler, and Vanderbilt University. Ms. Paige has also been a featured presenter at the following conventions: Oklahoma Music Teachers in June 2005, the Music Teachers Association of California in July 2005, the Texas Music Teachers Association June 2006 and 2009, and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers in February 2007. She has also presented at the Piano Celebration, Metro State College (Denver), the University of North Texas, Meredith College, Cleveland State University, Dallas Music Teachers Association, Pittsburgh Music Teachers Association, Cary-Apex Music Teachers (NC), Raleigh Piano Teachers, Main Line Music Teachers Association (PA), and Jacobs Music (Steinway dealership, Cherry Hill, NJ). In June 2009 she was a featured presenter at the University of Oklahoma, Pedagogy Seminar for Piano Teachers. In July of 2010 Ms. Paige was a presenter at the National American Guild of Organists convention in Washington D. C. Ms. Paige was also a featured presenter at the South Carolina Music Teachers Association state convention in November 2010 and was the featured clinician at the Kansas State Music Teachers Association convention in June 2013.
An active performer, Ms. Paige has appeared in recital and with orchestras both locally and nationally. Her accompanying credits include an appearance at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and her solo performances have been broadcast on national public radio.