About the Piano Teacher
Seeing students grow and develop through music study and performance has been most gratifying. It is this “making a difference” that makes teaching piano anything but work. Instead it is a mission of joy. – Joseph J. Licitri
Biography of Joseph J. Licitri
JOSEPH J. LICITRI, pianist and teacher, received his Bachelor of Music degree (1973) and Master of Music degree (1978) from Kent State University with a major in Piano Performance. In addition, he holds National Certification from the Music Teachers’ National Association with a Professional Certificate in Piano. He as appeared in recital and as accompanist throughout Northeast Ohio. For several years he has served the Ohio Music Teachers Association (OMTA) as Summit County Chairman, Middle East District Chairman, District and State Coordinator of Student Activities, State Convention Coordinator, and Chairman of the MTNA National Competitions for Ohio as well as an adjudicator for student music festivals and competitions. Currently, Mr. Licitri is Program Chairman for the Friends of Music.
Having taught piano privately since 1976, he had been the first in this area to introduce Suzuki concepts in his teaching. He has taught students from ages 4 through 94. Each student’s program is tailored to his or her individual needs and interests. This includes areas of performance, theory, improvisation, and varying styles of music. There are also a host of student activities available for students, including recitals, competitive and non competitive auditions, piano ensembles, and music festivals.