Tad Suzuki

Tad S.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The goal of my studio is to teach the students how to enjoy obtaining the skill of being able to create beautiful melodies from playing the piano in a way that is most rewarding and effective for them. I will coach and guide you to the feelings of accomplishment and joy that come with learning how to play beautiful music on the piano.

My studio is located in the heart of Chicago's Loop. I have been teaching classical piano music as well as cocktail lounge style piano music during the summer time for fun. I'm looking forward to teaching any age students, beginner to advance levels. I hope you can join my studio!

My lessons include:

- Artistic Piano Technique for All Ages and Backgrounds
- Classical Repertoires
- Jazz, Cocktail Music, Bossa Nova, Ragtime, Show-tune Repertoires for fun during the summer time.
- Performance Preparations for Student Recitals
- Music Theory
- Solfege - Pitch and Sight Singing Training
- Sight Reading

About Tad S.

I'm originally from Japan and I had intensive piano, music ensemble and aural training from the age of five at the YAMAHA Music Academy in Tokyo.

I’ve been teaching classical piano and cocktail lounge-style piano music at my studio in downtown, Chicago for over 10 years. I'm also a professional pianist performing at various venues in the Chicago area for over 20 years, and I am the resident pianist at several of Chicago’s most prestigious private clubs and hotels. I play for cocktails and weddings at major hotels including Palmer House Hilton Hotel.

I hold a Master's Degree of Music in Piano Performance from DePaul University School of Music and a Bachelor's Degree of Music in Piano Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.

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Experience

Church Organist
May 2018 - Present

Noth Shore Buptist Chuch

Perform the organ during the Japanese congregation.

Piano Instructor
Jan 2008 - Present

Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

Private Piano Lessons in Downtown, Chicago

Pianist
Feb 2008 - Feb 2019

The Standard Club of Chicago

Performing at Main Dinning Room, Cocktail Lounge for the club events and corporate and private events.

Resident Pianist
May 2000 - May 2017

Green Acres Country Club

Performing regularly at Main Dinning Room, Cocktail Lounge for the club events and private events.

Education

Master of Music in Piano Performance
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

DePaul University School of Music

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2010

Chicago College Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Sep 1997 - May 1999

Roosevelt University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Performance Award toward Master Degree Program
Sep 2010

DePaul University

Scholarships toward Bachelor Degree Program
Sep 2006

Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Apr 2012
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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