Lucia Denk considers music to be one of her greatest passions, and the ability to learn an instrument truly fulfilling, no matter what the age of the individual. She began her study of piano with private lessons before being admitted to the Monmouth Conservatory of Music in Red Bank, New Jersey at age eleven. While studying on a full scholarship at the Conservatory with a world-class Russian pianist, she performed in a number of recitals, and was selected to perform in a major gala concert at Count Basie Theater at age fourteen. After high school, she received an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts from St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, Kansas, before pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Having studied with Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink, an internationally acclaimed performer and global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique, Lucia teaches the Lister-Sink Method of piano playing, which helps the student play as freely and effortlessly as possible, and thus fully develop his or her own unique musical potential. She received a Professional Certificate in Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique from Salem College in 2015, and will graduate with her Bachelor of Music degree in Spring 2017. Lucia is also a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society, and in 2015 received both the Bright and Annie Lee Fitzgerald Sink Award for Excellence in Piano and the Winnie Warlick Simpson Award in music theory/composition. She currently teaches private lessons in piano at Irving Park United Methodist Church in Greensboro, and is also a piano teacher on staff at Mitchell’s Piano Gallery in Winston-Salem and the Community Music School at Salem College.