Office: Kimbrough 155
Instructor of Music
Michelle Mielke has been the Coordinator of the Piano Pedagogy Lab School at Washington State University since 1999. The PPLS offers private and class lessons to community students of all ages and proficiencies, allowing WSU piano majors and piano pedagogy students opportunities to observe lessons and gain teaching experience under Mrs. Mielke's supervision. She is also an Instructor of piano studies and teaches Piano Pedagogy courses.
Mrs. Mielke earned her M.A. in Piano Performance at Washington State University in 1999, and her B.S. from Eastern Oregon State College in 1995. She has presented at the Washington State Music Teachers Association Convention on a myriad of topics from Aaron Copland's life and piano works, to helping students to manage performance anxiety, to technological applications in music teaching.
She is in demand as an adjudicator for regional piano festivals and competitions and is actively involved in planning and teaching in the WSU Summer Keyboard Explorations Piano Camp for middle and high school students each summer, and currently serves as the Pullman MTA Vice President. She has been a private piano teacher since 1992.