Gerardo Ascheri is an instructor of piano at the Michigan State University Community Music School.
Mr. Ascheri earned a Performance and Music Education from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, where he studied under Roberto Caamaño. He holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University where he studied with Ralph Votapek.
Mr. Ascheri also lectures and directs masterclasses on Latin American music and composers and Colonial American piano music throughout the state of Michigan. He also presents on how to teach very young students, making the transition to the intermediate level, duo playing and elements of artistry and technique.
In addition to giving lectures, Mr. Ascheri teaches nationally at various Suzuki workshops and summer institutes such as the Anchorage Suzuki Institute in Alaska, the Lexington Suzuki by the Green in Massachusetts, and piano winter workshops in both Austin and Houston, Texas. Mr. Ascheri has studied Suzuki training extensively across the country at the Chicago Suzuki Institute, the Colorado Suzuki Institute and the Studea Musica in Quebec, as well as being a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
He has served President of both the Capital Area Music Teachers Association and the Michigan Music Teachers Association. He currently serves as Chairman for the Michigan Music Teachers Association Piano Achievement Testing Committee. From the Michigan Music Teachers Association, Mr. Ascheri received the 2008-2009 Distinguished Service Award.
Locally, Mr. Ascheri serves as coordinator for the Performing Arts Student Club, a junior club of Lansing Matinee Musicale.
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