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Sergio Tapanes Pita

Dallas, TX 75205 (map)


Lessons Offered

Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio


About Me

I am a pianist and piano teacher looking for new students. I am available to teach private piano lessons, play private concerts and weddings in Dallas area. I finished my Bachelor degree with full scholarship at I.S.A (Cuba) in Piano performance with Summa cum Laude as well as Associates degree in Piano performance, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music. I did the Performer's Diploma in piano performance at SMU with full scholarship and honors. I am working at SMU as a pianist accompanying. I have won several awards and a Grand Prize at international piano competitions. I have been teaching piano for more than 16 years and I also have experience teaching beginners. My students also have obtained awards and excellent results in international competitions and concerts playing piano. My philosophy is to develop student's talents and achieve their goals. I like to make the lessons fun and motivate the students so they leave my classroom inspired and happy. I am patient, friendly and affable. Students of all ages and levels are welcome! My regular lessons take in my studio (3108 Cornell avenue, Dallas, TX 75205) Feel free to contact me any time. Sergio Tapanes Pita. Cellphone: 7868780079 $25/30min - Piano Lessons $40/47min - Piano Lessons $50/60min - Piano Lessons References: -Ms.Wroath, mother of 5, 7 and 12 year-old students Cellphone: 9736156393 Ms.Rowe, adult student. Cellphone: 2145872085 -Ms.Lamp, mother of 5-year-old student Cellphone: 2145872085

My Musical Education Background

I finished my Bachelor degree at ISA in Piano performance with Summa cum Laude and I also have Associates degree in Piano performance, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music.

I did the Performer's Diploma in piano performance at SMU with full scholarship.

I have won several awards and Grand Price at international piano competitions.



EDUCATION

 

Performer’s Diploma, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

 

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, chamber music and accompanying, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba

Summa Cum Laude (2010)

 

High School Diploma in Music, Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, Havana, Cuba.

 

 

Performance Experience

As a soloist

 

O’Donnell Hall, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2015 & 2016

Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2016

Teatro Colón, Coruña, Spain.

National Theater, Grand Theater of Havana, Amadeo Roldan Grand Hall, Alejandro Garcia Caturla Hall, Fine Arts Hall, San Francisco de Asis Hall, Memorial Jose Marti Hall, Dolores Hall, Music Museum, Fine Arts Museum, Napoleonic Museum and with the Orchestra Nuestro Tiempo and National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Cuba, 1992-2015

As a piano accompanist

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, August 21st 2015-Present

Duties: accompany students of the Clifton Forbis voice studio and Chee-Yun Kim violin Studio

 

Freelance pianist

Havana, Cuba, 2000-July 29th 2015

 

Teaching Experience

Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas, 2016- in progress

 

Private piano instructor, Havana, Cuba January 2000- July 29 2015

Piano instructor, Amadeo Roldan Conservatory, September 2007-July 2015

Piano instructor, Manuel Saumell Conservatory, September 2004- July 2007

Piano instructor, Jacqueline Dupree Conservatory of Italy, workshops of interchange in Piano Pedagogy

 

Adjudication Experience

Amadeo Roldan Piano Contest, age 11-14 category; years: 2008,2010,2012,2014

Cubadisco 2013

 

Other Experience

Piano Technician Assistant, Southern Methodist University, August 21st 20015-present

Duties: To maintain and tune, regulate and do any work needed on the pianos in the Meadows School of the Arts

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Southern Methodist University, 2015- Present

Cubadisco Grand Prix, 2012

3rd Place in Musicalia International Piano Competition, 2009

Prize for the best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Musicalia International Piano Competition 2009

Semifinalist in the International Competition Ignacio Cervantes, 2007

2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Piano Competition, 2002

The Prize for the Best interpretation of the Latin American musical work in the Amadeo Roldan Competition, 2002

Finalist in the Iberoamerican Contest, 2001

 

SKILLS & ABILITES

 

Concert pianist

Piano accompanist

Chamber music

Piano instructor

Piano technician

 

 

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS RECEIVED BY STUDENTS

 

2014 2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2014 The Prize for the Best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2012 2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2012 3rd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2010 2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2010 3rd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2010 The Prize for the Best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2008 1st Place Amadeo Roldan Competition

2008 The Prize for the best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2008 1st Place in E. Lecuona Competition

2008 All the Specials Prizes in E. Lecuona Competition

 

Teachers (Piano)

 

Joaquin Achucarro

Mercedes Estevez

Jorge Bueno

Daniel Martinez

María Teresa Pita

 

Master Classes

 

Alessio Bax

Luccille Chung

Jorge Luis Prats

Roberto Urbay

Ernan Lopez Nusa

Frank Fernandez

Teresita Junco

Aldo Lopez Gavilan

Ofelia Montalvan

Andres Alen

Victor Rodriguez

Claudio Martinez

Salomon Gadles Mickowsky

Yuri Slesarev

Elaine Reyes

Daniel Leblanch

Alfred Mouledous

Liudmila Georgievskaya

 

“Escher String Quartet”

Chee-Yun Kim

Matt Albert


 

Genres and Subjects Taught

Any genre with piano score.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Students of all ages and levels are welcome!

I have more than 16 years teaching piano and I also have experience teaching beginners.
My students also have obtained awards and excellent results in international competitions and concerts playing piano.

My philosophy is to develop student's talents and achieve their goals. I like to make the lessons fun and motivate the students so they leave my classroom inspired and happy.
I am patient, friendly and affable.
 

My Certifications and Awards

I graduated my Bachelors degree in Piano performance with Summa cum Laude as well as Associates degree in Piano performance, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music.

I did the Performer’s Diploma in piano performance at SMU with full scholarship.

I have won several awards and a Grand Price at international piano competitions.

I have more than 15 years teaching piano and I also have experience teaching beginners.
My students also have obtained awards and excellent results in international competitions and concerts playing piano.
 

EDUCATION

 

Performer’s Diploma, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

In progress, expected date of graduation: May 2017

 

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, chamber music and accompanying, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba

Summa Cum Laude (2010)

 

High School Diploma in Music, Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, Havana, Cuba.


 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Southern Methodist University, 2015- Present

Cubadisc Grand Prix, 2012

3rd Place in Musicalia International Piano Competition, 2009

Prize for the best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Musicalia International Piano Competition 2009

Semifinalist in the International Competition Ignacio Cervantes, 2007

2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Piano Competition, 2002

The Prize for the Best interpretation of the Latin American musical work in the Amadeo Roldan Competition, 2002

Finalist in the Iberoamerican Contest, 2001

 

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS RECEIVED BY STUDENTS

 

2014 2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2014 The Prize for the Best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2012 2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2012 3rd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2010 2nd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2010 3rd Place in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2010 The Prize for the Best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2008 1st Place Amadeo Roldan Competition

2008 The Prize for the best interpretation of the Cuban musical work in Amadeo Roldan Competition

2008 1st Place in E. Lecuona Competition

2008 All the Specials Prizes in E. Lecuona Competition

 

 


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