Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Olivia Cresswell has enjoyed an array of musical influences and experiences and is a musician of diverse interests and pursuits. Her studies began at the Royal Conservatory of Music and culminated with a master’s degree in piano performance. She is a joyful pianist, teacher, adjudicator, composer, pastor’s wife, and mother. As a pianist, she has performed as soloist and accompanist throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her repertoire spans early music to modern, classical to Broadway. For over twenty-five years, she has maintained an active music studio, and she is a founding teacher of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s American arm (the National Conservatory), preparing students for exams in piano, theory, history, and composition. She also regularly adjudicates regional and statewide piano competitions. She resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, Jonathan, and their five children.