Mrs. Francoise Pierredon

Piano Teacher / Teacher Trainer

Francoise Pierredon

SAA Member

Françoise Pierredon received degrees in piano performance (Ecole Normale de Musique) and clinical psychology (université of Paris 7) in Paris, France. Her work with children with autism led her study with Dr Suzuki and Dr Kataoka in Matsumoto, Japan, where she graduated from the Talent Education Institute. After she taught in Lyon, France, she moved to Lexington, Kentucky, taught students and trained teachers, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. She has been a teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of Americas since 1984 and has taught at institutes in the United States, France, UK, Australia, Canada and Mexico. She has taught at Northern Kentucky University, in her private studio, and in an inner-city school in Cincinnati. She obtained a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2005 and has been working as a Clinical Counselor for the past 15 years, most recently at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the Therapeutic Interagency Program where she specializes in the treatment of trauma and attachment challenges. After many years focusing on teaching students according to their needs and learning style, nurturing the desire to learn, and having a supportive and collaborative partnership with the parents, she is learning that the work between professionals and parents is again an essential and fascinating part of her therapeutic work. She and her husband have a blended family with four adult children and three beautiful grandchildren.