Susan Blinderman, Level IV Accompanist and Theory Instructor, completed a PhD in Fine Arts (Music) and taught at Texas Tech University for several years. She established the Taos Conservatory and toured nationally with the Taos Piano Duo. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Blinderman has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and the California Symphony, accompanied the San Francisco Women’s Chorus and the California All-State Chorus and presented many chamber concerts throughout the Bay Area. Dr. Blinderman maintains a private piano studio in San Francisco and has served as a Director for the San Francisco Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. She is also the editor of The Classic Café, a series of classical piano pieces arranged by Craig Kaiser.