About Mickey

Mickey Lytle, NCTM

Ms. Mickey Lytle is an active piano teacher, accompanist, consultant, and adjudicator who has taught early childhood music classes and private and group piano lessons since 1988. Prior to moving to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, she served as accompanist for various vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles in the Department of Music at Oklahoma State University while maintaining a private piano studio. A church music director, choir accompanist, and organist, she has also served as musical director and accompanist/pianist in numerous high school, collegiate, and community musical productions. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) in piano, she is also a certified NGPT ACM teacher.

A native of Nebraska, Ms. Lytle holds degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance, magna cum laude, from Hastings College. Mickey studied with Ruth Moore and was the recipient of the prestigious Presser Scholar, Elmer Christensen Keyboard Award, and Outstanding Contributor in Music.

Mickey is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and member of the executive board of Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA), serving as the current President and past chair of Independent Music Teachers Forum (IMTF). She is a founding president, member, and publicity chair of Madison Area Music Educators (MAME); certified member teacher, adjudicator, and local chairperson of the National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT). She was the recipient of the 2018 “Member of the Year” award through WMTA and MAME. She founded and coordinates a tri-state Sonatina Festival which celebrated its 20th Annual event in 2020. Her students have received numerous musical honors including the Guild Paderewski Medal, Guild Sonatina Medal, Guild National and International Winners, MTNA Junior Auditions State Winners and Convention Recitalist, District and State competition trophy winners, and college scholarship recipients.

Ms. Lytle is active in Verona Area Community Theater and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Mosaic Chamber Players, the Center for College and Career Readiness and EdCenter, Inc. She was the founder of Rhapsody Arts Center, Inc. and presents and consults on a variety of topics including nonprofit management, piano pedagogy, arts-related business strategies, and marketing.

She resides in Verona with her husband and two children

(photo cred Frank Xavier Sommers)