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



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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