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Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our faculty, piano teacher Jeremy Levine!
Jeremy Levine – Jazz Piano
Master composer Claude Debussy once said, “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” Learning the rules of music literacy, technical proficiency, and music theory are important ingredients in Jeremy’s teaching curriculum, but only as a means of developing a unique, individual voice, a medium of artistic self-expression. His students self-select the majority of their repertoire from any genre that excites them, and proceed to extrapolate that music’s underlying theoretical and compositional elements into their own original compositions and spontaneous improvisations.
A little about Jeremy: Born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, Jeremy has been playing piano since he could reach the keys. He began performing professionally as a high school freshman, and is well-versed in an incredibly diverse array of genres: jazz, rock, pop, hip-hop, folk, blues, salsa, reggae, Balkan, electronic, R&B, Indonesian gamelan, West African rhythms, and Afro-Cuban, among others.
After completing a bachelors of music in jazz piano performance at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, Jeremy traveled to Alaska to perform everything from musicals to Irish jigs with the Celebrity cruise ship orchestra. He then moved to Costa Rica to work as a music teacher for a government organization called SiNEM that brings affordable second-hand instruments and qualified music instructors to underprivileged neighborhoods. In 2014, he taught four sections of Intro to World Music at the University of Illinois, as well as performed with the university’s Balinese gamelan ensemble and Balkan orchestra. He currently lives in Indianola, and devotes his free time to gardening, hiking, yoga, tennis, and of course music!
Jeremy’s newest solo album can be downloaded or streamed for free at: jeremylevine.bandcamp.com
To learn more, visit Jeremy at his website, or contact him directly: