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.