is an independent private piano teacher and classroom music teacher living in New York City after living most of her life in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. She earned the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with Enrique Graf as her piano professor. During graduate school, she also earned a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy under the direction of Hanna Li. Her organ professors over the years have included Ed Highberger in Greensburg, PA, John Romeri, now at Christ Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, and John Balka at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Hall has taught piano lessons privately for 21 years, including 2 years as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where she also earned her undergraduate degree in piano performance. Her students have performed in recitals at concert halls and at other community locations. She continues to be an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, the American Guild of Organists, National Pastoral Musicians, and the National Association for Music Education.
Beginning at age 11, Heather Hall began her life as a music minister. She was one of 2 youth organists at her parish - playing at the school weekday Masses also on Sundays at the parish Masses. Then in high school, she began to expand her skills by accepting positions at Methodist and Lutheran churches near her home. Following her college graduation, Heather was named as Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Pender United Methodist Church in Fairfax, Virginia. From here, Heather moved back to Pennsylvania where she served consecutive 5 year terms as Director of Music in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Greensburg. In January 2010, Heather began her music ministry as Director of Music at Holy Family Parish in New Rochelle, NY where she joyfully serves this vibrant parish in her family's new home. In her 30 years experience as a church musician she has played the organ, flute, and handbells, coordinated professional and volunteer leaders of song, and directed vocal and handbell choirs for adults and children.
Mrs. Hall is in her fifth year of teaching all of the students in grades Pre-K through 8 for a weekly music class at Corpus Christi School in Morningside Heights. This regional school of the Archdiocese of New York is where her two sons attend and where she has the pleasure of also preparing the students for Christmas and Spring concerts in addition to school liturgies and prayer services.
Heather Hall has performed with the Belle Vernon High School (PA) drama department for their spring musicals including Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Oklahoma, Oliver, and Once on This Island. She has other piano performance experience with the Johnstown (PA) Symphony Orchestra and for the Lazarus/Macy’s Channel 11 Carol Sing which was broadcast on live television in the Pittsburgh Area.
As a graduate piano student, Heather Hall accompanied vocalists in the studios of Mimi Lerner, Andrea Hanson and Douglas Ahlstedt. In addition to her studies, she was also the student assistant to the Concert Manager. In this work, she revised printing processes and produced programs for over 100 concerts each academic year.
As a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, Heather is the Den Leader for Lions -- Kindergarten aged boys -- for Cub Scout Pack 520 in Morningside Heights. In her spare time, she actually likes vacuuming her car, organizing the books on the shelves at home and being creative in the kitchen. She lives in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan with her husband and two sons.