Theresa Canaday began her musical training at the age of 6 and participated in many piano and instrumental competitions throughout Middle School and High School. During her senior year, she and her mother drove 70 miles to The University of Evansville for piano lessons. After receiving a scholarship in piano and baritone horn to the University of Evansville, she continued to study piano with Sandra Botkin and taught piano for the Piano Preparatory Department.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Evansville, she moved to Dallas to attend graduate school at Southern Methodist University and taught piano as a graduate assistant for the Piano Pedagogy/Preparatory Department under the highly esteemed Louise Bianchi. She received a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from SMU. Throughout the years, she taught classroom piano for the Dallas Independent School District, the Garland I.S.D., and St. Pius X Elementary School, all the while continuing to maintain a private home piano studio.
After thirty two years as an educator in the public and private school system, Terri joined the faculty at Dallas/Music in the fall of 2013. Terri believes that all students can successfully study piano and have a lifelong appreciation for the musical arts.