Co-Owner, Cincinnati Music Academy; Director, Recreational Music Making Program; Piano Instructor
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Music Teachers National Association
Manager, MTNA eFestival
Ohio Music Teachers Association
National Federation of Music Clubs
Ohio Federation of Music Clubs
College of Examiners, Music Development Program
2013 MTNA Foundation Fellow
2011 Teacher of the Year, Ohio Music Teachers Association
National Conference and Workshop Presenter
Suzuki trained through all levels
Master of Music, Piano Performance and Pedagogy
B.A. in Psychology
MTNA Board of Directors, East Central Division Director, State President
Workshop presenter for Music Development Program and Frederick Harris Music Company
Yamaha Instructor, Crystal Cruises
Amy Rose Immerman
Amy Immerman is one of Cincinnati’s most active and well-known piano teachers, specializing in teaching Suzuki students as young as age 3, and traditional and recreational lessons from childhood through adults of all ages. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Ohio University. She is a Permanent National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). Immerman completed the entire Suzuki teacher training curriculum. She created, teaches and directs recreational keyboard classes at Cincinnati Music Academy.
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Amy Rose Immerman, National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), is co-founder and owner of the Cincinnati Music Academy, home to nearly 40 independent music teachers and over 700 students! She teaches both traditional and Suzuki private piano lessons, recreational keyboard classes, and composition.
To keep her teaching fresh and current with new teaching trends, Immerman regularly attends music conferences and workshops. Through these conferences, Immerman knows many of today’s active piano composers and music publishers.
Immerman has held many leadership roles in the music community, including serving on the MTNA Board of Directors, East-Central Division Director, and State President of OhioMTA. Her most recent leadership role is serving as manager of the MTNA eFestival, established in 2017. In 2011, she was chosen as the Ohio Certified Teacher of the Year, and was recognized by her peers as an MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2013.
Immerman served eight years as a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, traveling throughout Canada and the United States to assess students in the Music Development Program (MDP). She was instrumental in bringing MDP into Ohio, and served on its steering committee for many years. Many of her students participate in the nationally acclaimed piano and theory exams.
She is a frequent presenter at national, state and local conferences, universities, and local music teaching groups. She has presented at 16 national music conferences, and 51 other venues in multiple states. Her articles have been published in Keyboard Companion, Clavier Companion, American Music Teacher, OhioMTA News, and MTNA Overture. She serves as an adjudicator and coordinator for many competitions and events.
Immerman works with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Piano Pedagogy Department mentoring graduate student in helping them prepare for successful careers in teaching. It is not unusual to find an intern at Mrs. Immerman’s side throughout the academic year.
She has consulted for the Frederick Harris Music Company, and was part of the core review group for the Christopher Norton Connections series. Frederick Harris published Immerman’s “Getting Started” guide for students entering the Music Development Program.
Immerman represented Yamaha’s “Passport to Music” program 2004-2012 on Crystal Cruises, on which she taught piano classes at sea.
Her students have been frequent winners in MTNA and NFMC composition competitions, including two national finalists in the MTNA Composition Competition, and gold medal recipients in the National Music Certificate Program (now the Music Development Program) for attaining the highest score state-wide. Her students frequently earn the MDP State Medal of Excellence for achieving scores in the highest category. Immerman’s students have regularly won scholarships from the Music Development Program and Ohio Music Teachers Association, and have been selected to play in prestigious masterclasses and showcase recitals.
She loves to share her passion for music, and strongly believes that everybody is capable of making music. Ability is second to motivation. If you want to learn and are willing the make the effort, Immerman will guide you to be the best you can be. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she has the patience of an angel!
Immerman has been cycling to work year-round since 2000, and was named “2008 Female Commuting Cyclist of the Year” by the Cincinnati Cycle Club.