Born in Washington, D.C., pianist Robyn Wells considers herself a native of Idaho, where she began her musical studies at age six. Her undergraduate years were spent at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, studying with Dr. Calvin Knapp and Richard Farner; and one year at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, studying with Leander Bien. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Pacific Lutheran, after which she spent two years on staff there as an accompanist.
Robyn received her Master of Music degree in piano performance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she
studied with Dr. Viktor Polonsky. While there, she held an assistantship in accompanying, and established and taught an undergraduate
course in piano pedagogy. After graduating, she continued her work as an accompanist in the music department.
For the last 27 years Robyn has been active as a private piano instructor, and currently maintains a studio of 26 students.
She is an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Music Teacher National Association. Robyn is in her
eighth year as adjunct piano faculty at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.
In addition to accompanying and teaching, Robyn remains
busy as a soloist. She has performed with the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, has been a featured soloist on community concert
series in Idaho, Michigan, Massachusetts, Colorado, and California, has given guest recitals at several universities, and has
given performances in Canada, Norway, and Italy. She has participated and won prizes in several piano competitions, including
being named as a finalist in the 1998 Award-Debut Competition sponsored by the Ladies Music Club of Seattle. In 1998 and 1999,
Robyn spent part of the summer in Siena, Italy, as a participant in the Sessione Senese per la Musica e l’Arte.
Since 1993, Robyn has been managing and performing her own series of concert tours, which to date have included
over 230 engagements throughout the United States.
Robyn has six CD recordings: A Grand Adventure, A Grand Italian Adventure, A Grand French Adventure,
A Grand American Adventure, Hymns, Songs and Spirituals, and A Grand Romance.