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Christopher Liccardo has taught, performed and lectured at institutes and workshops  throughout the United States and Canada.  He has been a member of the piano faculty at the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College in New York City since 1986 and is the founder and coordinator of the Suzuki piano program, which he began in 1987.  Christopher also maintains a substantial private studio.  His students have won numerous awards and prizes in local, state and national competitions.  They have been featured in master classes at the Suzuki Association of the Americas national conferences, and have performed with orchestra as winners of concerto competitions.  Christopher is a graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY, with Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance.  As a performer, he has appeared at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Lefrak Concert Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  He has also been broadcast on numerous occasions over WNYC radio.  Mr. Liccardo is a contributor to the book, 10 Teacher’s Viewpoints on Suzuki Piano.  He is also past president of the Associated Music Teachers League, which serves the New York City area and its surrounding counties.


Joseph Liccardo holds a B.M. in Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Dr. Douglas Humpherys.  Before college he studied for 12 years with Dr. Donald Pirone at the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College.  During his time at Eastman, Joseph distinguished himself as both a soloist and chamber musician.  He received the John Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music and also received a top prize for piano accompanying in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition.  In March 2006, Joseph won first prize in the young artist division of the Music Teachers National Association Piano competition, for which he received a Steinway Model M grand piano.  Upon graduation from the Eastman school, Joseph moved back to the New York City area, where he works as a freelance musician.  He teaches private piano lessons at the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music.  Joseph recently returned from a tour of China, where he performed with the renowned pipa player Zhang Hongyan.  Following his trip to China, he travelled to Wakayama, Japan to give a collaborative recital.