College of Arts and Sciences,
Department of Music
Miss Janet Tschida has been part of the Maranatha music faculty since 2001 She is also the director of Maranatha Music Prep School, a community music school for early childhood music classes, theory classes, ensembles, and private lessons. Miss Tschida teaches pedagogy and keyboard courses as well as supervising pedagogy internships. Her teaching philosophy is to actively involve students in every class, combining course content with hands-on learning opportunities.
“Teaching is in my DNA…it’s what I love doing, and I’m grateful to have a career I enjoy so much,” Miss Tschida says. Working with the caliber of students and colleagues Maranatha attracts is a wonderful privilege. In addition to caring about our students’ academic and musical formation, at Maranatha we can openly care deeply about our students’ spiritual formation.”
Education and Credentials
MA Music Education, Piano Pedagogy Concentration, University of St. Thomas
BA Music, Maranatha Baptist University
Campus Involvement: Director, Maranatha Music Prep School; oversees MBU’s High School Piano Competition; Coordinates piano track for MBU’S Great Lakes Music Festival and Music and Drama Camp
Recent Speaking Engagements: Seminars at Wisconsin Music Teachers Association; Keystone Association of Christian Schools; Seminars at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
Church Ministry: Sunday school co-teacher
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Organizations: Chairperson for Music in Early Childhood for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (2021); Member and Nationally Certified, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Community Involvement: Wisconsin Emergency Preparedness Team; Music performances for Marquardt Village retirement center
Other activities and interests: going to the lake; playing with her dog; biking; playing tennis; sitting by a campfire