Dr. Nikie Oechsle currently serves on the adjunct faculty at Spring Arbor University. She has taught at multiple community music schools and music academies in piano, theory, and composition, as well as teaching music courses and private piano at both Central Michigan University and Louisiana State University. She is a nationally certified teacher of music in piano through the Music Teachers National Association and has enjoyed creating and building up programs for adult learners. She enjoys helping students understand music and play with a relaxed technique. Oechsle holds degrees from Louisiana State University, Central Michigan University, and Spring Arbor University.