Janet has taught piano at Meredith since 1988. Keyboard technique is an area of particular interest, and has led her to study the techniques and teaching methods developed by pianist Dorothy Taubman. These techniques promote freedom, ease, and accuracy in playing while providing a philosophy of movement to protect pianists from physical tension and injury. From 1996 through 2000, she studied in Raleigh and in Philadelphia with Taubman Institute faculty member Robert Durso. In addition, she regularly attended the Taubman Institute during those years and participated as a practice assistant for students. Currently, she is exploring ways this technique can also benefit organists in their playing.
In 2003, Cherry completed a two-year term as Dean of the Central North Carolina chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, Raleigh Piano Teachers Association, and the Cary/Apex Piano Teachers Association.
Degrees Held: B.M., M.M., Meredith College
Courses Taught: Organ and Piano