Linda Singer has studied classical piano for approximately thirty years. She is currently a student in the Juilliard extension program, where she attends private and group piano lessons, theory classes, and music history & appreciation classes online. The extension program is Juilliard’s evening division for gifted & talented adults who want to learn new skills and grow as musicians. The classes are taught by their distinguished faculty. Audition and interviews were required for admission to the program. She was also selected as a participant in their summer piano symposium.
Prior to being accepted at Juilliard, Linda studied privately with Dr. Ilgin Aka and Dr. Timothy Hester in Houston. In 2002-2010 she was a student in the preparatory program at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she performed regularly in Duncan Hall.
Linda teaches a wide variety of performance repertoire and styles, including the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, as well as contemporary jazz, rags & blues, Broadway, Disney and other popular music. She has a lyrical and rhythmic style, which she teaches to her students.
In 2014, Linda participated in a collaborative project entitled Piano Concerto for 11 Pianists by Byron Au Yong, which was commissioned by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. Linda believes in the healing and therapeutic power of music. In 2013, she received the Joseph T. Ainsworth Community Service Award for her service work as a volunteer pianist at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2010, as a pianist at the Houston Club, Linda had the distinct honor of entertaining former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker III. In 2005, Linda sang with the Christ United Methodist Church of Sugar Land Festival Choir in Carnegie Hall, New York, New York.
Linda loves music-making and working with people to develop their talent and confidence.