Penny Bogard McDaniel has been teaching Suzuki and Traditional piano in the Cincinnati area for more than 30 years, and is experienced with students of all ages. Originally from Houston, Texas, Penny earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory from the University of Houston. Her reputation and experience make her a popular choice for beginning students, and she prides herself on having taught multiple generations of students from early childhood through adulthood.
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B.M. - University of Houston
Level 4 Suzuki Certification
Early Childhood Music Education
MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)
OMTA (Ohio Music Teachers Association)
Penny Bogard McDaniel
“Miss Penny” is particularly passionate about the Suzuki method and working with young children. She was first introduced to the Suzuki method as a college student, and began teaching theory classes at the Southwest Suzuki Institute in Houston in 1984. After moving to Cincinnati in 1985, she went on to complete her Suzuki piano certification studies with such notable teacher trainers including Haruko Kataoka from Japan, Mary Craig Powell, and Rita Hauck.
Penny finds the principles of the Montessori method and the Kindermusik and Musikgarten curricula to be the perfect complement to the Suzuki method. She holds multiple level certifications in Early Childhood Music Education as well as level 4 certification from the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
In addition to teaching, Penny performs with partner James Rosenberger as “PB&J” through “Audible Therapies,” a program they developed that brings therapeutic music and specialty programs to seniors in assisted living and retirement communities. She also is a resident member and soloist of the Cathedral Choir at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church.
Penny’s teaching philosophy centers on spreading love, joy, and peace through music education for all people.