Jill Ice has 23 years of teaching experience in classical piano performance instruction, including theory, technique, sight-reading, improvisation, composition and ear-training. Ms. Ice has taught all level and ages of students, preparing them for recitals, competitions, and festivals. Many have received recognition on the state level and national level of competition. She was formerly the director of Musicapolis music school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she developed programs including piano, guitar, choirs, Musikgarten, and summer camp.
Ms. Ice served as vice president of the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association and on the board of the Hartman-Stickley Memorial Competition and Achievement in Music. She has been a frequent adjudicator at various local competitions and festivals.
Ms. Ice has performed widely as an accompanist, working with groups such as the 3M Women’s Chorus and Male Chorus, many middle school and high school choirs, and many individual soloists. Ms. Ice has extensive experience in accompanying and performing, and has served as a church musician for many years.
Her passion is to make the art of piano playing accessible to and enjoyable for everyone.
Bachelor of Science, Piano Performance, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, graduated summa cum laude.
Master of Music, Piano Pedagogy and Performance, University of St. Thomas.