Claudia Polzin brings over 40 years of expertise in the nonprofit world to the Grand Piano Series. Starting out as a classroom teacher in Minnesota in Choral music and Theatre – the importance of arts education has always been of significant importance. During the course of her career she has performed in dinner theatres and piano bars, directed musicals, crafted independent study programs for students and directed education programs for arts organizations. With all of this she also worked to raise the significant monies needed to support the arts in the organizations she worked for. During her 24 years in SW Florida – she worked at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts (now known as Artis-Naples) for 15 years directing education and development programs.