Felicia Lohidajat graduated in 2020 with an M.M. in Piano Performance and in 2018 with a B.M. in Piano Performance with a Music History Minor from West Chester University, receiving Magna Cum Laude honors, studying piano under the guidance of Dr. Igor Resnianski and music history with Dr. Julian Onderdonk. She is a member of Pi Lambda Theta and Phi Theta Kappa, a Dean's List recipient, and the recipient of the Alta M. Ketner Music Scholarship, the Lloyd C. Mitchell Piano Scholarship, and the Connie Murray Music Scholarship. She is currently working on NCTM certification and ABRSM diplomas.
During her studies at WCU, she has premiered works by new composers, sung alto with the honors women's choir Cantari Donne, and was a member of the collegiate early music ensemble Collegium Musicum under the direction of Dr. Mark Rimple, performing medieval, renaissance, and baroque music on period instruments such as the harpsichord and bass/tenor viola da gamba with historically informed methods. With the Collegiate Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association, she has served as President, Treasurer, Secretary, Webmaster, and Sustainability Officer. Fellow music majors taking class piano courses as part of the required degree curriculum have been directed to Felicia for occasional tutoring with remarkable and immediate results.
She began her piano study at the age of 3 and has participated in and received high ratings from the Golden Key Festival, the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival, and the Connie Murray Piano Festival. Along with accompanying, she performed at the Pennsylvania Association of Gifted Education Conference and the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Conference thrice, as well as a variety of nursing homes.
Felicia has been teaching since 2013 and has sent students to a variety of piano and theory exams, who consistently deliver top results. She pursues a constant refinement of her teaching method through research on piano pedagogy, educational psychology, and performance practice. With a particular interest in abnormal psychology, she has specialized experience and expertise in teaching students on the autism and ADHD spectrums.
Felicia is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, and serving on the board as Webmaster of the Main Line Music Teachers Association. Related to this organization, she is also the current President of the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter at West Chester University of PA.
Miscellaneously, she is also a member of the American College of Musicians, Early Music Society of America, Viola da Gamba Society of America, and the American Musicological Society.
Arguably, Felicia has been teaching since the age of 3 as well.