Member of the Year
About Deborah Meier
Deborah Meier has been an independent piano teacher for more than 40 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Concordia University Nebraska (1974) and an M.S. in Elementary Education from S.I.U.-Edwardsville (1981). After teaching in Lutheran schools for nine years, she pursued an interest in piano teaching. In addition to teaching in her home studio, she also taught in the piano program at Holy Cross Lutheran School in Collinsville, IL. Her students actively participated in recitals, A.I.M., National Guild Auditions, Clavinova Festivals, Illinois Grade School Music Association Contests and Mid-America Music Association Festivals.
A member of the Gateway Arch East MTA since 1985, Deborah has served as Southern District Auditions Chair, Treasurer, A.I.M. Co-Chair, Vice-President, President and currently holds the position of Newsletter and Yearbook Editor. She is also a MusicLink teacher (1999—present) and serves as the MusicLink State Coordinator for Illinois. In addition, she has been serving as church organist for nearly 50 years after first being introduced to the organ when she was in junior high. In addition to playing the organ, she has served as a choir director, accompanist, and handbell ringer. She also enjoyed accompanying the choir at Metro East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville and went on performance tours with their band and choir. She continues to stay involved by playing in the MELHS Pit Orchestra for their spring musicals.
Deborah currently teaches a few students in her home studio and takes time with her husband to visit their two grown children and 5 grandchildren. She is thankful for all the joy that music has brought to her life and appreciates the friendships she has made with the members of her local chapter.