Marvin Blickenstaff is known among piano teachers throughout the country for his publications, lecturing, masterclasses, and performances. He received performance and academic honors at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and Indiana University (M.M) and studied at the Frankfurt (Germany) Hochschule für Musik. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and received the Music Teachers National Association's highest honor, the Achievement Award. In both Indiana and Pennsylvania he has been named Teacher of the Year. Blickenstaff lives in the greater Philadelphia area where he teaches in his home studio and at The New School for Music Study in Princeton.