Margarita Denenberg
  • Associate Professor of Practice in Piano Pedagogy
Office Location: MRH 4.182
  • Piano

Education DMA, University of Southern California; MM, Arizona State University; BM, Arizona State University

Research Areas Piano pedagogy; wellness technology

About Dr. Margarita Denenburg, NCTM is Associate Professor of Practice in Piano Pedagogy at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Denenburg is a passionate musician and pedagogue who was recognized for her teaching effectiveness through the “Innovative Teaching Award” and the “Excellence in Education Award” for the state of Ohio. Denenburg has multiple articles with American Music Teacher journal, Clavier Companion magazine, and Piano Pedagogy Forum. She presented at Music Teachers National Association - Nation Conference, College Music Society - National Conference, National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, Ohio Music Teacher Association as well as several College Music Society regional conferences.

She enjoys playing as much as teaching and writing. Most recently performing several solo recitals in Ohio and currently preparing for concert series with her duo partner Gerald Evans, working on the complete cycle of Planets by Gustav Holst. Past performance projects include music by the Holocaust composers, the sentential research and performance of the Rite of Spring, and the music by Robert Schumann. 

Denenburg held several leadership positions on the board of the Ohio Federation Music Clubs, Ohio Music Teachers Association, and College Music Society.  Recent positions on OhioMTA board included: President Elect, Vice President for Student Activities, and a chair for the Commissioned Composer Award.
Courses MUS 201M/J Beginning Piano Performance MUS 271P Pedagogy: Piano MUS 281P Graduate Pedagogy: Piano

Recent Publications Mandatory to Memorable: Ideas to Engage and Excite a Group Piano Class, Piano Pedagogy Forum, Volume 19, #1 (July 2018)Fresh Look into the Transfer Student Process, American Music Teacher (June/July 2018)Using Social Media in Private Lessons, Piano Pedagogy Forum, Volume 17, #2 (September 2016)Using Video Recording to Improve Your Teaching, Clavier Companion (July/August 2015)