Michael LaDisa graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in Music Theory & Composition. He lives in Chicago where he operates a private teaching studio and performs regularly as a solo pianist. His educational work with students has been featured on WGN-TV Evening News, Fox 32 Good Day, WVON 1690AM and WGN 720AM.

Michael also earned a Master of Arts in Intercultural & Urban Studies from Moody Theological Seminary and has served as a minister of music with church families in Dallas, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Michael emphasizes a linguistic approach to music education, which partners ear training with equal value to score reading in developing whole musicianship.

About Michael LaDisa

Years of piano experience

36


Education

University of North Texas - Bachelor of Arts
Theory & Composition

Moody Seminary - Master of Arts
Intercultural & Urban Studies


Fun Fact

Michael shares a birthday with Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Discover essential skills for a crafting a solo jazz piano arrangement of Jimmy Van Heusen's popular standard "It Could Happen to You."

Learn how to play soulful R&B piano chords and improvise, even as a beginner. This lesson makes pro piano concepts accessible to all levels.

Play captivating chord melodies with Drop 2 Voicings, a sophisticated arranging techniques used by pianists like Bill Evans and Barry Harris.

Discover the songwriting techniques behind 5 iconic 80s power ballads. Afterward, you'll be able to write your own "ear candy" piano intros.

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