Piano

Natalia Bazzi

Natalia Bazziis a graduate of the Piano Performance Master’s Program at Roosevelt University in Chicago.  She graduated from the Municipal Conservatory of Music Manuel de Falla in Buenos Aires, Argentina, receiving a gold medal in Choral Conducting.  At the Municipal Conservatory, she studied under Alicia Sciancalepore and Haydee Schwartz to receive a Piano Performance degree specializing in Solo and Chamber Music.  Natalia also earned degrees as a Higher Education Teacher of Choir Conducting, Artistic Piano Instructor, Choir Conducting Art Teacher, and Teacher of Musical Education.  At various schools in Argentina, she taught Harmony, Counterpoint, and Analysis, General Music, Piano, and Music History, and worked as accompanist.  Her extensive performing experience includes engagements at Scala de San Telmo, Salon Dorado de la Municipalidad de la Plata, British Arts Center, and the Fourth Festival de Musica de Cascavel.

Jeffrey Cappelli

Jeff Cappelliis a native of River Forest. He began studying piano with his parents, Dr. Amo and Nancy Cappelli. He received additional instruction from Alex Joseffer of Chicago and the late Donald Isaak of Northwestern University. He was a concerto soloist at Oak Park River Forest High School with the student orchestra and received the Frederick Chopin award. He attended Indiana University and was a recipient of a scholarship from the MacDowell Artist Society, and earned Bachelor and Masters degrees with Distinction. As a graduate student at IU, Jeff served as Assistant Instructor of Piano at the Bloomington campus and the Columbus Indiana extension campus. Jeff's many awards include first place honors in competitions sponsored by the Society of American Musicians and the Illinois State Music Teachers Assn., the Geneva competition and the Steinway piano competition. Jeff has been piano soloist at the Unity Temple, with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, and Cantigny Concert Series, and performed his own concerts in the Chicago area. Jeff founded the Cappelli Institute of Music in 1980 and he currently serves as the director.  Jeff is an RPT or Registered Piano Technician in the Piano Technicians Guild ptg.org and is a past president of the Chicago Chapter.  Currently he serves as an education leader and program director of the Chicago Chapter.  Jeff has attended the C.F. Theodore Steinway Academy in New York and participated in the Comprehensive Training Seminars at the Steinway & Sons Piano factory and is Steinway Factory Trained.  Jeff founded Chicago Piano Service Inc. a company that provides piano repair, restoration, tuning and maintenance services for Chicago area Institutions, performance venues and private owner's pianos.


Irene Gallopin

Irene

Irene Gallopin began her musical studies at the age of
seven.  After graduating from comprehensive
music studies with honors, she continued her education at Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music.  She consequently worked as a piano and music history instructor at the State College of Education where she participated in faculty concerts and performed as a solo pianist and as an accompanist for instrumental and vocal ensembles. 

After graduating from the Conservatory of Music, Irene
attended VanderCook College of Music in the USA where she earned a Master of Music Education degree and again a Master's degree in special education from Governors State University.

Irene Gallopin has been teaching piano to students of all ages for over thirty years.  She has mastered and developed personalized instructional approaches for every age.  Performances by her students demonstrate and understanding of the style of a musical composition and overall mastery of performance techniques which contribute to successful student achievement and progress.  Knowledge of instructional materials, piano literature and a passion for teaching contribute to Irene's professional demeanor and effectiveness as a piano pedagogue. 

Renee Westerberg

Renee WesterbergIs a pianist who has performed with duos, trios, quartets and other instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles as well as choirs and orchestras. She has taught at the  DePaul Univeristy Community Music Division (1990-97), Lehnhoff School of Music, Chicago (1990-94) and Town of Bunde Music School (Germany) and the Yamaha Music School for Children in Paderborn, Germany (1983-88). She served as choral accompanist at the University of Massachusetts (1988-90).

Her education includes studies at the Rheinische Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne, Germany and Staatliche Hochshcule fur Musik Westphalen Lippe in Detmold, Germany as well as the Univeristy of Massachusetts (Amherst) where she obtained her Master of Music in Piano Performance. She also attended various Master classes and is a recipient of several awards and scholarships. 

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