Darlene Stammer has taught private piano lessons for over 50 years, including two years of preschool music. She started to study music at the age of five and continued to take private lessons well into her adult years. Mrs. Stammer has attended seminars and workshops at schools throughout the area including Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo, the Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan. Featured speakers have included piano pedagogy experts Dennis Alexander, Virginia Marks, Jane and Lisa Bastien, Gayle Kowalchyk, Bradley Sowash, Cristos Tsitaros, the Arganbrights, Maurice Hinson, and Tom Gerou. She is an active member of the Toledo Piano Teachers Association, including as a member of the board as historian since 2004. As a member of the TPTA, Mrs. Stammer’s students have participated in master classes with guest artists from around the world. As an active member of the Toledo Symphony League’s Educational Program, Mrs. Stammer served as the chairman of the Young Artist Competition for five years. Through the Ohio Music Teachers Association she chaired the Ohio Music Festival at the University of Toledo for several years. In 1998 she was chosen as 1 of 25 teachers nationwide to attend the Roland Corporation’s Annual Technology Retreat. Many of Mrs. Stammer’s students have continued their music endeavors in college by majoring in some area of music. Many others continue music through extracurricular music activities in college and their communities.
The TV commercial seen below provides a brief overview of the studio.