Toronto Faculty - Kathleen Riley

Kathleen Riley, Ph.D.

Kathleen Riley, internationally known pedagogue, researcher, lecturer and biofeedback clinician on musicians’ technique and injury prevention, brings over 35 years of music performance experience, training in biofeedback techniques, and research in biofeedback and optimal performance. 

Dr. Riley is on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and conducting performance research at Case Western Reserve University.  She has been invited to lecture at leading universities across the country and abroad including Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music in London; the Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto; Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio University, Oberlin, and Cleveland State University among other prominent music institutions. 

Dr. Riley also served on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine with a specialty in Biofeedback for Optimal Performance.  She has trained clinicians in the use of biofeedback for neuromuscular re-education at the Cleveland Clinic, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and the NYU Rusk Institute. 

Dr. Riley is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and chair of the PAMA Development Committee.  She is also a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). 

Her publications appear in Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Biofeedback, American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, MTNA e-journal, and the Journal of Technology in Music Learning, along with articles in the New York Times and Scientific American. 


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