Edith Reed is now realizing a long delayed ambition to engage in musical composition after a long and busy career as a pianist and teacher. She retired in 1989 from the Willoughby School of Fine Arts where she was Chairman of the Music Department, as well as Head of the Keyboard Department. She now teaches privately in her home. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a piano major and also has done extensive undergraduate study in composition. Piano teachers include Beryl Rubinstein, Arthur Loesser, and Leonard Shure. Composition teachers were Herbert Elwell and Donald Erb. She has been a member of the Cleveland Composers Guild since 1992.