Amanda Sherrill, a native of Orlando, Florida, received a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from Arizona State University. There she studied collaborative piano under Dr. Andrew Campbell and solo piano under Walter Cosand. She received a Bachelor of Music degree with a double major in Piano Performance and Clarinet Performance from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and studied piano under Dr. Michael Rickman and clarinet under Dr. Lynn Musco.
Amanda has taught private and group piano lessons for over 15 years independently and through various organizations in the greater Phoenix area and central Florida. Since 2015 she has been an adjunct faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, where she teaches four levels of class piano, applied piano lessons, and music humanities courses. She also serves as a board member of the East Valley Music Teacher’s Association.
Currently, Amanda is working toward a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Performance with an emphasis in Collaborative Piano Performance at ASU. As a collaborative pianist and vocal coach, Amanda regularly works with instrumental and vocal performers in the greater Phoenix area. She spent the summers of 2015 and 2016 on faculty as the Vocal Coach at MasterWorks Festival. Amanda’s considerable experience as a vocal coach also includes three years as the Director of Choirs at Xavier College Preparatory in downtown Phoenix. In 2011 Amanda led Xavier’s Honor Choir to its debut performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the National Youth Choir under the direction of Anton Armstrong. Amanda feels blessed to be able to pursue her dream career as a piano instructor, collaborative pianist, and vocal coach. She treasures the opportunity to share the joy of music with those around her.