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  Eric Clark

 Believe In Music Studio Piano Teacher Eric Clark Eric Clark, born in 1985, starting playing the piano by ear at the age of four, sounding out simple melodies on the keyboard.  Coming from a family of artists and musicians, he began lessons at seven with his elementary school music teacher, as well as learning from his mother, who also plays the piano.  Within a few years of study, Eric was earning outstanding marks from New York State School Music Association examinations.  After moving with his family to River Vale, NJ, he resumed study at the age of 13 with pianist Pang Une Kim Moscarello, herself a student of Seymour Lipkin and Artur Balsam.  Over the next four years Eric made rapid progress, winning numerous prizes in piano competitions held by the Professional Music Teacher's Guild of NJ, the Music Educators Association of NJ, as well as the Young People's competition of the International Concert Alliance, held at Steinway Hall in New York.  He was selected by audition two times (at age 14 and 16) to perform in the Crescent Concerts Young Artists Showcase, in Plainfield, NJ.

Eric attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beginning as a double major in Chemistry and Piano performance. Within a year of studying with Enrique Graf, Eric decided to pursue music full-time. While working with Enrique Graf, Eric also performed in master classes and had coachings with pianists Earl Wild and Ilana Vered.  He studied piano pedagogy with Dr. Hanna Wu Li, and began teaching piano for the preparatory division during his senior year.  

After earning his bachelor's degree with college and university honors, Eric continued at Carnegie Mellon to earn his masters degree on a full-scholarship, studying with Sergey Schepkin.  In his six years at Carnegie Mellon, Eric won many competitions including the CMU Concerto Competition, the Silberman Chamber Music Competition, the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania, and the MTNA state competitions.  

Having completed his masters degree with a 4.O GPA, Eric moved back to New Jersey, where he has been successfully pursuing a career in performing and teaching.  Eric made his Carnegie Hall debut in February of 2010, accompanying soprano Amaya Arberas as well as performing solo piano works.  Other performance highlights of the 2010 season include the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the CMU Philharmonic at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, and a recital tour in Germany (in Munster, Rheine and Ahaus).  In April 2011, Eric will be giving his solo debut for the International Piano Series in Charleston, SC.  

Eric has taught piano to students of all ages, including young beginners in the CMU preparatory division, teenagers and advanced college-age musicians.  He has worked for the Stella Music school, in Ramsey, as well as the Hana Music School, in Palisades Park. While in Germany, Eric gave music lectures to students in various elementary schools -- he has done similar classes in the US, as well as giving educational lecture recitals discussing the history and style of the pieces he plays. Eric currently teaches privately in the Bergen County area, and will begin teaching for the Believe in Music School in Fair Lawn, NJ, in fall 2010.