Jeffrey Cappelli – Piano Instructor.
Jeffrey is 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’s and Master’s 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 Teacher’s Assn., the Geneva competition and the Steinway piano competition. Jeff 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. Jeff founded the Cappelli Institute of Music in 1980 and serves as 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. Jeff has served as an education leader and program director for 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, tuning, regulation and maintenance services for Chicago area Institutions, performance venues and private owner’s pianos.