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 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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