Jay Surdell and his wife, Pam, moved to Woodland in 2007. Dr. Surdell holds a degree in piano from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas. He has given solo recitals in several states, including New York, Texas, Wisconsin, and Iowa. As an active ajudicator, Jay has judged piano students for the National Guild of Piano Teachers and MTNA. He has served on the faculties of Luther College and the University of Texas. Jay enjoys working with students of all ages and levels and has taught piano for over twenty five years. He believes that studying a musical instrument is an important aspect of a well rounded education.