Marie Hasse, a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor on Arts in Piano Performance, teaches piano in the Winter Haven and Haines City area. She is Head of Keyboard Studies at Polk Community College and is currently the Vice-Chair for the Bach Festival of Central Florida. A Past-President of the Florida State Music Teachers’ Association, she adjudicates for FSMTA Student Events and is active in student events of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. Ms. Hasse is serving on the Board of Directors of the American Matthay Association and lectures at the AMA’s annual festivals. Together with Dr. Carl Angelo, she edited Helen Parker Ford’s “From Fists to Fingers”, based on the teaching principles of Tobias Matthay, with emphasis on presentation to the young beginner. Marie Hasse performs in chamber music recitals in the area and lectures on piano pedagogy. She is the Associate Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Wales since January of 2004.