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Gloria Tham-Haines

Gloria Tham-Haines

Dr. Gloria Tham-Haines, DMA, M.M., (NCTM), is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and has taught privately for 20 years and loves working with students of all ages and abilities. She is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Practitioner and has presented nationally on trauma-informed strategies for the piano studio. She is also a part of the ergonomically-sized smaller piano keyboard international initiative and a private owner of a DS 5.5 Steinbuhler keyboard. Born in Kampar, Malaysia, Dr. Tham-Haines started piano lessons at age five and has a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Alabama. While in Malaysia, she completed the ABRSM piano Grade 8 and earned the Performer’s Certificate of Trinity College, London. She also holds piano performance degrees from Southwestern College, Winfield, KS and Wichita State University, KS. Since the fall of 2017, Dr. Tham-Haines has been adjunct piano professor of class piano at Oklahoma Baptist University. Previously, she has taught at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS; Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, OK; Oklahoma City Community College; and the University of Central Oklahoma. She was named a Teacher of Distinction 2020 by RCM for the South Central area.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2009 - DMA - University of Alabama
  • 2004 - MM - Wichita State University
  • 2002 - B. Phil - Southwestern College, Winfield KS
  • 1997 - Performer’s Certificate - Trinity College London

Professional development

  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention(R) Practitioner - (Anticipated Sept 30) - 2019

School Associations

  • Music Teachers National Association - National