Dr. Robert F. Waters studied piano with Thomas Schumacher (Eastman School of Music), Santiago Rodriguez (University of Maryland, College Park), and Daniel Ericourt (Peabody Conservatory). He was a soloist and chamber musician for many years, including events for Audrey Hepburn, Tommy Tune, and Pete Rodino. Performances include being on the Gaston College Arts Series in North Carolina as piano soloist, as well as recitals for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Waters was highlighted on CNN and in the Washington Post as a Washington, D.C. pianist. He holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina as well as a B.A., M.M., and Ph.D. in Music History from the University of North Carolina and University of Maryland. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Education and received the Piano Teacher of the Year award at the Village Music School in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. He also received a National Creativity Award for recognition for excellence in creative teaching from Shorter College, Georgia. Waters was an adjudicator for the National Federation of Music Clubs competition, Georgia chapter. He has taught piano to students age five years old through adult for the last thirty years in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and New Jersey, while as Music History professor at institutions such as Wake Forest University, Shorter College, North Carolina School of the Arts, and currently Seton Hall University.