As a Pianist...
Sherry was classically trained to a high level, as student of Tom O'Brien and Victor Steinhardt. Beyond the written page, Sherry has an exceptional ability to sightread, improvise, play by ear, transpose, and create on the spot with finesse. Outstanding accompanist with ability to read multiple parts & lines, create support beyond the written score. Equally comfortable with baroque, classical, gospel, contemporary and jazz styles.
Sherry Poole Todd, BMus, MST, NCTM is a classically trained pianist and professional jazz performer in Portland. Sherry is a gifted pianist, able to play anything at sight, or play by ear and improvise without music. She has produced and released two solo piano CDs: Meditations (1999) and Reflections (2008).
As a Performer, Sherry has been a solo keyboardist & vocalist for over 30 years. She performed with jazz trios, Byll Davis Band, and such greats as Helen Reddy, The Supremes, Jack Jones, plus hundreds of high society events in Portland. The past decade, Sherry has played weekly as a skilled organist/pianist for church services, weddings & funerals.
She no longer chooses to play professionally, but takes a
limited number of private piano students in her home studio.
She is currently President of Tualatin Valley OMTA.