Linda Singer has studied classical piano for twenty-five years, approximately ten of which were at the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory program at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she performed regularly in Duncan Hall. Linda has a wide variety of performance repertoire, including the works of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff, as well as contemporary jazz, rags and blues, Broadway, movie and other popular music. Linda has a lyrical and rhythmic style, which many people find relaxing and soothing. Linda believes in the healing and therapeutic power of music. In 2013, Linda received the Joseph T. Ainsworth Community Service Award, for her service work as a volunteer pianist at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2010, as a pianist at the Houston Club, Linda had the distinct honor of entertaining former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker III. In 2005, Linda sang with the Christ United Methodist Church of Sugar Land Festival Choir in Carnegie Hall, New York, New York.
Linda currently studies privately with Timothy Hester, Professor of Piano at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. She recently participated in a collaborative project entitled Piano Concerto for 11 Pianists by Byron Au Yong, which was commissioned by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. The concerto will be presented at the inaugural CounterCurrent Festival in April 2014.
Linda loves music-making and working with people to develop their talent and confidence. She has taught piano in the Houston community for several years. One of her greatest attributes as a teacher is that she inspires her students. Her lessons are fun, passionate and creative. She attends teacher workshops regularly and is trained in the Faber & Faber and Suzuki methods.