Clackamas County music teacher honored by national group
Jan Keyser of Clackamas County has been honored by the Music Teachers National Association as a 50-year member.
A piano, organ, voice and group musicianship teacher for 58 years, Keyser received a degree in music from Willamette University and did master's studies at the Eastman School of Music. The Oregon City resident is the founder of the Harmony Road Music Course, an internationally recognized program designed to teach total musicianship with piano/keyboard emphasis to students of all ages.
Keyser belongs to many professional music organizations, including MTNA and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, where she served on the board for six years. She has done presentations at international music conferences in the United States and Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Malaysia, India and Taiwan.
Keyser is a past board member of the Sojourner School — an arts-oriented magnet program in the North Clackamas School District. She also served on the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and received its Irwin Adams Lifetime Achievement Award. As a member of the Clackamas Rotary, she works on literacy projects. She has served on the MTNA National Conference Exhibitor Committee for six years.
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