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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Learn 3 steps to transform an ordinary turnaround chord progression into a bluesy piano accompaniment groove.

Discover and eliminate 10 common piano technique mistakes. These pesky little habits are "The Usual Suspects" behind many performance slips.

Explore the dreamy sound of the whole tone scale and four piano applications. This guide covers theory, fingering, runs and historical usage.

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