Denise Steinbach graduated from Linfield College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Business, where she studied piano performance with Dr. Jill Timmons. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Portland State University, where she was a graduate teaching assistant and accompanied the award winning Chamber Choir. She studied piano pedagogy with Mary Kogen and piano performance with Harold Gray. Denise has been employed by Linfield College as a staff accompanist and an adjunct professor to teach Class Piano. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through Music Teacher's National Association, is Past President of Oregon Music Teacher's Association Salem District, and has recently served as District Chair for the association's Ensemble Festival. She is currently Junior Festival Coordinator for the Salem Federated Music Clubs.
Denise accompanies local music students for the OSAA Solo and Ensemble Competition, enjoys adjudicating piano festivals and performing for events as a soloist and an ensemble player.