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Judy Hyland

Adjunct | Piano lessons | Music theory


Judy's specialty is in teaching piano, both group and private instruction. She also teaches Music Theory.

Courses Taught


Education and Training


  • MA, Music, University of Iowa
  • BA, Music, St. Ambrose University
  • BA, Foreign Languages, St. Ambrose University

Memberships and Awards


  • Recipient of Iowa Music Teachers Association "Certified Teacher of the Year" award
  • Graduate of The Grantsmanship Center Grant Proposal Writing Course and successful in receiving numerous grants for music and arts projects in the Quad Cities and Iowa
  • Founder of Quad City Music Teachers Association
  • Charter member of "Digital Dames" piano ensemble performing at local, state and national conferences
  • Selected by Yamaha Corporation to launch their "Say Yes to Music" after-school group piano program in Quad Cities
  • Currently serving as Vice President of Iowa Federation of Music Clubs, Treasurer of Iowa Music Teachers Conference 2015, Treasurer of Federated Music Teachers Association, Iowa Federation of Music Clubs Bylaws Revision Committee, Federated Music Teachers Association Special Events Co-Chair, Pleyel Double-Grand Piano Restoration Project Committee
  • Adjudicator for various piano events and competitions throughout the Midwest and in Canada
  • Yamaha keyboard instructor on board Crystal Cruises
  • Owner of independent piano studio in Quad Cities
  • Co-founder of Quad City Music Teacher Association Monster Concerts
  • Solo and collaborative performer/accompanist
  • Successfully reinstated Quad City Music Teachers Association to 501(c)3 non-profit status

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Recent Publications


Contributor to Iowa Music Teacher Magazine, published three times annually: various articles including "From a Judge's Point of View," reviews of new music, adaptation of digital keyboards and of music notation software technology, group piano instruction, music scholarship, grant proposal writing tips, conference and special events planning and reporting


Courses Taught

Applied Piano
Piano Class I
Piano Class II

Additional Certifications

Permanent Professional National Certification in Piano
Permanent Professional National Certification in Music Theory
Board of Examiners/Adjudicators, Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada
Board of Examiners/Adjudicators, Music Development Program, US

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