Linda Mannering

Linda Mannering teaches piano and music theory in her studio in Lawrence, Kansas. Upon retirement from a 30 year career in university fiscal and data management positions she returned fulltime to teaching and performing. She has music degrees from Washburn University and the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. from KU. She is recognized as a Kawai Medallion Preferred Educator and is a certified teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is presently pursuing the NCTM certification with MTNA. She currently is an officer in several music organizations including Sigma Alpha Iota, the Kansas Federation of Music Clubs, and the Northeast Kansas Music Teachers Association. She is a teacher with Music Link, a nationwide program that offers discounts for economically challenged students.  She loves organizing performance events to keep her students excited about playing the piano.  In March 2024, she partnered with piano colleagues and KU students and faculty to present a Silent Film Celebration where piano students accompanied Buster Keaton’s movies. In January, 2024 she presented “Jane Austen’s Piano Lessons” to the Jane Austen Society of North America Metropolitan Kansas City Chapter with Dr. Jacob Hofeling.  One of her interests is 18th and 19th century keyboard music and she studies with Dr. Jacob Hofeling to deepen her understanding of music of that time.