Megan Blood is a pianist and teacher of all ages, who combines a classical approach with fun, practical skills. Her goal in teaching is to create lifelong musicians and independent learners who can adapt to many different musical experiences.
Megan earned a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and Masters of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Idaho. She performed throughout the Pacific Northwest with the Vandaleers Concert Choir and as a soloist of works such as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Scriabin’s Black Mass Sonata. Her master’s research focused on melodies of the First Nations, and she loves to include Native American music in her teaching repertoire.
Megan is currently a DMA Candidate in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches group piano and accompanies opera and solo vocal students.
An experienced pedagogue, Megan has been teaching for 10 years, and is a certified Kodály instructor. As a Kodály teacher, she emphasizes off-the-bench activities such as singing, ear training, body movement, and games. Her goal is to guide students to become independent learners and to cultivate musicianship, creating confident performers.