Faculty & Instructors

Dr. Karen Taylor

Young Pianists Program and Piano Academy Director
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Karen Taylor, founder and director of the Young Pianists program and Summer Piano Academy, has performed solo recitals in the United States and Europe, and taught more than 80 master classes, lectures, and workshops across the Midwest.

Her many teaching honors and awards include a Teacher of the Year citation (1988) by the IMTA, a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, and grants from the Ecole Normale de Musique and the French government for study in Paris.

She has acted as consultant to writers and filmmakers on aspects of French pianism, and has had articles published in the Journal of the American Liszt Society, Keyboard Companion, among others.

Spring 2014 Instructors
* Available for Summer I/II
For recent updates and more information, please contact Karen Taylor directly.

Christina Rahardjo*, Executive Asst. to the Director
Justin Bartlett
Marina Berretta-Hammond*
Mark De Zwaan
Joshua Espinoza
Cecilia Fleming*
Rosy Ge
Fred Hammond*
Daniel Inamorato*
JiHyun Kim
Yerin Kim
Wendelin Kwek*
James LaVelle*
Sunjung Lee
Daniel Lin* 
Marge Lucas*
Kornilios Michailidis
Nathania Mihardjo
Jooeun Pak
Richard Valdez
Tony Weinstein*
Haewoon Yang