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Christopher Brent

Troy, MI 48084 (map)

Lessons Offered

Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

Christopher Brent received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Oakland University where he studied with Dr. Yin Zheng. He has also attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has taught piano privately for 15 years and is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, The Michigan Music Teachers Association, and The Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League. He teaches at his own private studio, adjacent to the SwingTEK Golf Academy in Troy, MI located near 15 Mile Rd. and Livernois.

My Musical Education Background

B.M. Piano Performance - Oakland University
Additional Studies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts
Director of Music - Legally Blonde - 2012 Sterling Civic Theater

Genres and Subjects Taught

Jazz and Improvisational Arts
Specialization in Collegiate Musical Preparation for High School Students

Lesson Rates

$25.00 per half hour
$50.00 per hour
Each student is required to pay for lessons monthly

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Beginner (age 5 and up)

My Certifications and Awards

2009 Matilda Dodge Award for Piano Performance - Oakland University
Prize winner in MMTA competitions and events

My Musical Influences

Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, among others. Chris also specializes in 20th Century British piano music including the likes of John Ireland, Sir Arnold Bax, and William Alwyn. He has a large jazz background with influences from Art Tatum, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans, to Chick Corea, Bruce Hornsby and Steve Winwood.

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