Davis G. Hill, NCTM, mATI, MA is a pianist, composer, and Owner & Lead Teacher of Peak Piano Studios in Spokane, WA. Mr. Hill holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in music from Eastern Washington University, where principal instructors include Dr. Jody Graves, Ms. Kendall Feeney, Dr. Jonathan Middleton, and Dr. Donald Goodwin.
In addition to his work with Peak Piano Studios, Mr. Hill teaches Jazz Piano and Composition at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He is an active presenter & adjudicator at the state and local levels and is a volunteer with WSMTA (New Music Review Chair, Education Board) and Spokane MTA (Recitals Chair, Board member).
Mr. Hill is an expert on the pedagogical piano works of American composer Ross Lee Finney. His 2019 Master's thesis is the most comprehensive review of Finney's "32 Piano Games" available in the English language.
Mr. Hill frequently composes for the intermediate piano student and enjoys exploring extended techniques, aleatory, and improvisation. In his adult works, he focuses on experimental forms and genres, electro-acoustics, and microtonality. Current projects include a collaboration with microtonal composer Benjamin Luca Robertson.
- Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano
- Master's degree in Music (piano & piano pedagogy)
- Bachelor's degree in Music Composition
- 25 years of private piano study, including classical, music theory, jazz, and composition
- 15 years of teaching private piano lessons