Beverly is the founder and director of Milder Musical Arts, which was established as Beverly Milder’s Yamaha Music School in 1978. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Education (emphasis in piano and voice) from Washington University and has a lifetime public school teaching certificate to teach vocal music K-12. Beverly has completed post-graduate studies in Vocal Pedagogy at Oberlin College and Washington University. In addition to her administrative duties, Beverly is responsible for all music education areas of the school including course development and teacher training. It is because of Beverly’s strong commitment to the finest in music education that the school has grown to over 600 weekly students. Beverly facilitates the educational faculty meetings where the staff continues to upgrade their teaching skills.
Attesting to the community, positive atmosphere of the school, Milder Musical Arts was name One of the Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal. The Business Journal also named Milder as one of the most influential women in St. Louis, due to her influencing thousands of students to love and appreciate music.
Milder states: “I feel strongly about students taking at a music school in a professional atmosphere where they can see and hear many other students taking lessons and feel part of a “popular” activity. They have many opportunities for performance which also exposes them to many students and also to hearing repertoire of all kinds.”
Milder loves her job and that positive attitude permeates the school. Milder believes that “we have the best teachers because not only do they posses music degrees and are extremely competent, but they also love being in music education. Many of our instructors continue to perform, but their first love is teaching.”
Milder loves coming to work each day where she can work with an incredible faculty, wonderful parents and students, and her passions of music and education. Milder is beginning her 35th year as owner and manager of Milder Musical Arts.