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 how to invoke classic Oscar Peterson vibes with a tasty two-feel bass line on piano. Includes pro bass line tips for all levels!

Learn to transform the melody and chords for your favorite classical tunes like Beethoven's "Fur Elise" into a jazz piano style.

Learn how to craft a beautiful solo piano arrangement of Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine" from a lead sheet.

Explore 5 steps on how to create and play magical piano music reminiscent of your favorite adventure film soundtracks!

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