Vickie Ford, piano


    A native of Southern Colorado, Vickie Ford's music career began at age 4 when the local piano teacher agreed to instruct the curious youngster. At age 12, she began instruction at Adams State College with piano coach Dr. Robert Neill. In 1971, she grauated from there Magna Cum Laude with a degree in piano performance. While at Adams State, Ford was the studio accompanist for voice professor Dr. Ed Richmond, father of beloved Taos musician Don Richmond. She also participated in the ASU woodwind quintet as flautist and in many college productions.
    For 35 years, Ford assisted her husband in operating the family farm, all while giving private piano and flute lessons and accompanying many local singers and instrumentalists. She also served for many years on the Board of Trustees for the State Colleges in Colorado and on the governing board for Adams State College (now University). She retired from the farm in 2006, and enjoys living in Taos with its lively music scene.