Sallye Jeffcoat York


Dr. Sallye Jeffcoat York, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at the University of Alabama, where she studied with the former MTNA Teacher of the Year, Amanda Penick. 

Dr. York holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance with an Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University.  She has studied under the instruction of Mrs. Constance Knox Carroll, Dr. Ed Gates, Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. Ronald Shinn, and Dr. Lynn Faulkner.  She has taught applied piano, class piano, and aural skills at the collegiate level and has also served as staff accompanist in multiple states and institutions.  Dr. York has served on the faculty at the Tennessee Valley Music Festival and the Huntingdon College Junior Piano Camp.  She has participated in summer programs such as Brevard Music Center and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Muskegon, Michigan. 

Dr. York currently is the accompanist for The Montgomery Academy and runs a private piano studio in Montgomery.  She lives in Tuskegee with husband Chris and two daughters, Vara and Sadie.