CMA Welcomes Piano Instructor Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider has been teaching piano to students of all ages and ability levels since 1991. His decades of experience are welcome in CMA’s ever-growing Piano Department.

For beginner-to-intermediate students, Tom generally uses the traditional approach, with age-appropriate method books as well as supplemental materials he has prepared in advance or writes out during the lesson.

Tom specializes in an improvisational approach adapted to jazz, pop, boogie/blues, “American Songbook” standards, and Broadway show tunes.  Students learn how to improvise, and to play from lead sheets and fake books.