The Preparatory Piano Department welcomes students of all ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced. Beginners and young students will begin with our Piano Enrichment classes. More advanced students are encouraged to audition for the Peabody Piano Academy, our most selective program for talented and motivated piano students.

The Piano Department offers several ways for students to enrich their education, including studio recitals, repertoire classes, master classes with guest artists, and the Music Certificate Program.

The Peabody piano faculty are a group of highly experienced pianist-teachers, several of whom are also busy as performers and recording artists. Whether you are just getting started, or have aspirations to be a performer, this is the place to be.

Piano is offered at our Baltimore, Annapolis, Howard County, Frederick, and Towson branches. All piano students must have an acoustic piano for practice. Electronic pianos and keyboards are not considered a good substitute.

Peabody Piano Enrichment

Piano Enrichment classes bring students together in small groups to expand their focus and supplement their learning. Piano Enrichment includes performance opportunities and is taught by members of our preeminent faculty.

Piano Faculty

Chad R. Bowles

Dubbed by Gramophone as "...a superb, confident technician and an intelligent stylist, who doesn’t have to prove anything...", American pianist Chad R. Bowles has performed hundreds of solo recitals across the United States, in Canada, and Europe. In October 2019, Chad R. Bowles was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame.

Teodora Adzharova

Piano Enrichment Coordinator
Teodora Adzharova was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and began piano study at age 7. By the time she graduated from High School, she had won both national and international competitions in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Macedonia and the Czech Republic.

Michael Angelucci

Piano Department Coordinator
American pianist Michael Angelucci enjoys growing acclaim as an artist with a unique and gifted voice. Hailed as “a great artistic talent” by the A&B Foundation, his compelling craft has won national and international accolades.

Elizabeth Azcona-Hartmark

BM Eastman School of Music under David Burge; a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music LRSM London and a Fellow of the Trinity College of Music FTCL London.

Soo-Youn Chung

Soo-Youn Chung, a native of Seoul, Korea, began her piano study at the age of five. In her native country, she appeared as a soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, The following year she performed with Sun-Hwa Symphony Orchestra.

Laura Garvin

Laura Garvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance and a Master of Arts degree in music history/performance from the New Jersey City State University.

Hai Jin

As an active concert pianist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist, Hai Jin has performed over 200 recitals throughout United States and Asia.

Irina Kaplan Lande

Irina Kaplan Lande was trained in the famous tradition of piano playing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.

Amelia Killian

BM and MM Peabody Conservatory. As a student, Killian was a winner in the Peabody Concours as well as the recipient of several scholarships.

Jiin Kim

Korean pianist Jiin Kim performs with strong technical control as well as a refined sense of emotional expressivity.

Bonghee Lee

Pianist Dr. Bonghee Lee is an avid soloist and chamber musician. Her interviews, performances and recordings have been broadcast on Americana, HRT (Croatia), Far East Broadcasting Company (South Korea), The Floating Head of Zsa Zsa on WRUV (Vermont), and Korean Gospel Broadcasting Company (California).

Grace Liu

Grace Liu is a Taiwanese-American pianist who performs as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the U.S. and Taiwan, “impressing [audiences] with her finesse and sensitivity” (Orange County Register).

Hyun-Sook Park

Hyun-Sook Park earned the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, under the tutelage of Ellen Mack.

Min Young Park

Korean Pianist Min Young Park has earned broad recognition for her talented artistry. She was awarded First Prize at the Chopin National Competition in Korea in 2000 at the age of thirteen, and after two years she won First Prize at Asia Chopin International Competition in Japan.

Catherine Renggli

BM Oberlin Conservatory; MM Northwestern University. Renggli has won numerous awards, including the opportunity to perform at Severance Hall with The Cleveland Orchestra, a National Federation of Music Clubs scholarship, and the top prize in the Society of American Musicians Young Artist Piano Competition.

Soyoung Ryoo

An accomplished piano instructor with twenty years of teaching experience, Soyoung Ryoo has taught students of all ages and levels, in college and secondary schools as well as in her private studio.

Min-Chi Wu-Phillips

BM Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; MM Peabody Conservatory. Wu-Phillips has studied with Julian Martin, James Tocco, Ann Schein, Leon Fleisher, and Geogy Sebok.

Jung-Yeon Yim

Described by critics as a pianist who “handles technical difficulties effortlessly” (Daily Breeze), pianist Dr. Jung-Yeon Yim is the First Prize winner of the 2021 Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition and the national winner of the 2016 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Piano Competition.