Private Piano Lesson Scheduling

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Rebecca Cline

Professor, Ensembles Department, Piano Department
Specializations

Jazz piano, Latin piano

Influences

Mulgrew Miller, Bebo Valdés, Cedar Walton, Bill Evans

Genres and Media

Jazz, Latin

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Zahili Gonzalez Zamora

Assistant Professor
Specializations

The Afro Cuban Jazz idiom, Jazz and Contemporary Composition, Arranging, Live Performance.

Influences

Patrice Rushen, Eliane Elias, Tania Maria, Maria Schneider, Chucho Valdés, Michel Petrucciani, Hank Jones, Billy Childs.

Genres and Media

Jazz, Afro Cuban, Afro Brazilian, Blues

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Christian Li

Assistant Professor
Specializations

Piano, piano technique, synthesizers, harmony and voice leading, ensemble playing

Influences

Bud Powell, Paul Bley, Wayne Shorter, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, György Ligeti

Genres and Media

All

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Maxim Lubarsky

Assistant Professor
Specializations

Piano, piano technique, improvisation and ensemble playing.

Influences

Bach, Debussy, Scriabin, Keith Jarrett, Milton Nascimento, Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock.

Genres and Media

Classical, Jazz, Latin, Pop, R&B

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John Paul McGee

Assistant Chair, Piano
Specializations

Hammond Organ, Classical Piano Works of Black Composers, Traditional and Contemporary Gospel Styles, Piano; Piano Technique, Gospejazzical

Influences

Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Bill Charlap, Herbie Hancok, Robert Glasper, Thomas Whitfield, Richard Smallwood, Kevin Bond 

Genres and Media

Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Blues

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Suzanna Sifter

Professor of Piano
Specializations

Improvisation, jazz comping with upper structure triads, multi-genre transcription, multi-genre comping, lead sheet interpretation

Influences

Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Robert Glasper, Christian Sands, Joanne Brackeen, Joni Mitchell, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight

Genres and Media

Rock, Jazz, Pop, Folk, Soul