Columbia College Chicago

Piano FACULTY

Elif Allenfort
Elif Allenfort


Piano
A Native of Turkey, Elif Allenfort demonstrated her substantial musical talent at an early age.  She began her lifelong study of piano at the age of seven.  Her precocious talent earned her early admission to the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory in Ankara, Turkey at the age o...

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Andrea Bartolomeo
Andrea Bartolomeo


Piano
Where did you receive your postgraduate education? Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance and Pedagogy (Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio). Graduate studies in organ performance and church music (Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio). Continuing education through ...

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Luke Bartolomeo
Luke Bartolomeo


Piano
B.M., Bowling Green State University.  Assistant Director of Music at Immaculate Conception Church in Chicago.  Also taught at Music Schools of Northwest Ohio, Creative Arts at Bowling Green State University, and privately.  Certified in Music for Young Children group piano instr...

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Ivana Bukvich
Ivana Bukvich


Piano
Preferred Student Age: 10 to 18. Preferred Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Adults. How long have you been on faculty at Sherwood? Since 1998.Briefly describe your musical pursuits outside Sherwood. Collaborative projects, chamber music. I am currently teaching applied piano lessons ...

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Phil Caldwell
Phil Caldwell


Voice
Piano
Where did you receive your undergraduate education? I have a B.M. in piano performance, Sherwood Conservatory of Music. Where did you receive your postgraduate education? I have a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago.  What is your hometown? Cedar Springs, M...

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Otilia Calin
Otilia Calin


Piano
Suzuki Piano
Where did you receive your undergraduate education? National University of Music at Bucharest, Romania. Where did you receive your post graduate education? MusikhochschuleLuebeck – Germany. What is your hometown? Buzau, Romania What is your preferred age to teach? Four year...

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Bette Coulson
Bette Coulson


Piano
Preferred Student Age: Any. Preferred Student Level: Intermediate. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? The craft of creating music. Are there specific methods or techniques that you use in your teaching that may be important to share with prospective students...

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Aubrey Faith-Slaker
Aubrey Faith-Slaker


Piano
Suzuki Piano
Preferred student age: any age. Preferred student level: any level. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? Independence; Sensitivity to sound and touch; Ability to communicate an idea to an audience through music; Pride in accomplishment. What do you enj...

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Laura Fenster
Laura Fenster


Piano
Chamber Ensemble
Preferred Student Age: 8 and up, occasionally teaching younger students. Preferred Student Level: Intermediate to advanced. How long have you been on faculty at Sherwood? Since fall of 1991. Briefly describe your musical pursuits outside Sherwood. Solo and chamber performances; member...

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Christopher Goldston
Christopher Goldston


Piano
Piano Department Head
Preferred Student Age: Any. Preferred Student Level: Any. How long have you been on faculty at Sherwood? 1996–2001; 2005-present. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? An appreciation of diverse musical styles; good reading and excellent musicianship. Are...

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Yvonne Huntley
Yvonne Huntley


Piano
Preferred Student Age: Any. Preferred Student Level: None, but likes to maintain a diversity of age and ability in her studio.. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? My "grand scheme" is that I want to teach my students not to need me - to have the skills to le...

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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson


Piano
M.M., Roosevelt University, B.M.ED., Texas A&M University, D.M.A., Northwestern University. Minister of Music at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Chicago; accompanist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Musicians Residency Program....

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Elizabeth Newkirk
Elizabeth Newkirk


Piano
Where did you receive your postgraduate education? BA from Columbia College Chicago. What is your hometown? Cambridge City, IN. What is your preferred age to teach? 6 and up. What is your preferred student level to teach? Beginner to Intermediate. How long have you been at Sh...

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Victor Ngo
Victor Ngo


Piano
Undergraduate: B.M. Northwestern University. Postgraduate: M.M. Julliard School; Additional Doctoral Coursework at Northwestern University. Preferred student age: Children through adults. Preferred student level: Beginning through advanced. How long have you been at Sherwood? Since Fall 2012. ...

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Gerald Rizzer
Gerald Rizzer


Piano
Chamber Ensembles, Musicianship
Preferred Student Age: 5 and up; prefers teenagers. How long have you been on faculty at Sherwood?24 years. Briefly describe your musical pursuits outside Sherwood.Founder and Artistic Director of The Chicago Ensemble, now in its 25th season. Yearly subscription series of 5 or 6 programs i...

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Erica Tam-Wang
Erica Tam-Wang


Piano
Preferred Student Age: 5 to 18. She recommends 45 minute lessons for every student. Preferred Student Level: Any. How long have you been on faculty at Sherwood? Since 2003. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? A love for music and the right foundation and tech...

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Dr. Stanislava Varshavski
Dr. Stanislava Varshavski


Piano
Preferred Student Age: 6 and up. Education: DMA, UW-Madison; MM and BM,Jerusalem Rubin Academy; GPD, Longy School of Music. Performance Career: As part of Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo (http://www.piano-4-hands.com/) I won a dozen of music competitions acr...

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