Jeffrey Cappelli – Piano Instructor.
Jeffrey is a native of River Forest. He began studying piano with his parents, Dr. Amo and Nancy Cappelli and received additional instruction from Alex Joseffer of Chicago and 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. Jeffrey attended Indiana University where he studied with Dr. Karen Shaw and Michel Block. Jeffrey was a recipient of a scholarship from the MacDowell Artist Society, and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with Distinction.
As a graduate student at IU, Jeffrey served as Assistant Instructor of Piano at the Bloomington campus and the Columbus Indiana extension campus. Jeffrey’s awards include first place honors in competitions sponsored by the Society of American Musicians and the Illinois State Music Teacher’s Assn., the Geneva competition and the Steinway piano competition. Jeffrey has been piano soloist at Unity Temple, with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, and Cantigny Concert Series, and performed his own concerts in the Chicago area. Jeffrey founded the Cappelli Institute of Music in 1980 and serves as director.
Jeffrey is an RPT or Registered Piano Technician in the Piano Technicians Guild ptg.org and is a past president of the Chicago Chapter. Jeffrey has served as an education leader and program director for the Chicago Chapter. Jeffrey 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. Jeffrey founded Chicago Piano Service Inc. a company that provides piano repair, tuning, regulation and maintenance services for Chicago area Institutions, performance venues and private owner’s pianos.