Born in Austin, Texas, Helen Nebeker began studying piano at the age of four. Her mother, Hsin-Yi Nebeker has a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, and introduced her to the instrument. Currently, Helen attends the Cleveland Institute of Music for her Bachelor of Music degree and studies with Dr. Daniel Shapiro. Her former teachers include: Julia Amada Kruger, Vice-President of the American College of Musicians/National Guild of Piano Teachers, Dr. Timothy Woolsey, professor Emeritus of Texas State University, and Kenneth Thompson. Helen’s career spans a wide range of musical accomplishments, including over 50 national and international competition awards, solo concerts, and extensive work as a collaborative musician and orchestral keyboardist. Among her highlights include: three time 1st prize winner at the DeBose National Piano Competition, concerto performances with the University of the Incarnate Word Orchestra and San Antonio Symphony, and many outreach concerts with several music programs (one of which is her own, Austin Youth Music Ambassadors).
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