Author: pattyaaberg

Margaret Saunders Ott – life lessons at the piano


I’ve always wished that everyone could have a lesson with my teacher, Margaret Saunders Ott. Her students left her home with a powerful sense that somehow, in that 45 minutes, the world had become a better place. Margie May, as all her friends call her…Mrs. Ott as all her students call her…has been very active in the Music Teachers National Association, or MTNA…the largest music teachers’ organization in the country.

About the show

Of the West is a radio program hosted by composer/pianist Philip Aaberg, focusing on regionalism and creativity. How do one’s surroundings affect the creative process and output? Certainly the high plains of Montana resonate through […]