List of Famous Music Teachers People

List of Famous Music Teachers

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List of famous music teachers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top music teachers in the world? This includes the most prominent music teachers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable music teachers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic music teachers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned music teachers.

List below includes Sheryl Crow, Scott Joplin and more people.

From reputable, prominent, and well known music teachers to the lesser known music teachers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the music teacher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous music teachers ever?" and "What are the names of famous music teachers?" then you're in the right place. (48 items)


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    Sheryl Suzanne Crow is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 17 million albums ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: USA, Kennett, Missouri
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Music Teacher, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Cars, Tomorrow Never Dies, Stones in Exile, Home of the Brave, De-Lovely, + more
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    Scott Joplin
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    Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime Writers". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", ...more

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    • Birthplace: Linden, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Pianist, Musician, Music Teacher, Composer
    • Credits: Scott Joplin
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    Gia Lisa Krahne
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    • Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Spiritual teacher, Poet, Pianist, Music Teacher, Actor, + more
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    Sergei Nikiforovich Vasilenko was a Russian and Soviet composer and music teacher whose compositions showed a strong tendency towards mysticism. Vasilenko was born in Moscow and originally studied Law at Moscow University, but then changed direction and studied at the Moscow Conservatory from 1896 to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1872-1956)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Music Teacher, Composer
    • Credits: Loss of the Sensation, The Patriots
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    Kustas Kikerpuu was a Composer, Jazz Musician, Orchestra Conductor, Music Teacher and Actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)
    • Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Music Teacher, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Inimesed s├Ádurisinelis
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    Joe Gonzales
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    Joe Gonzales is a member of the musical group, La Mafia.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Drummer, Percussionist
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    Gary Hinman
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    Gary Hinman was a musician.more

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    • Age: Died at 35 (1934-1969)
    • Birthplace: Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Music Teacher, Illegal drug dealer
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    Julian Rachlin is a Lithuanian-born violinist, violist and conductor.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
    • Profession: Music Teacher, Violist, Violinist
    • Credits: The Festival
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    Pedro Maffia
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    Pedro Mario Maffia was an Argentine tango bandoneonist, bandleader, composer and teacher, as well as starring in several tango films. Maffia had a hard upbringing, he was beaten with a chain by his father and lived in dire poverty. He eventually ran away from home to live in the town of Punta Alta in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1899-1967)
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Music Teacher, Actor, Composer
    • Credits: Canillita, Eclipse of the Sun
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    Adelaide Henry is a concert pianist/music teacher from Newport, Kentucky.more

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    • Profession: Pianist, Musician, Music Teacher
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    Hall Overton

    Hall Franklin Overton was an American composer, jazz pianist and music teacher. He was born in Bangor, Michigan, the first of the three sons of Stanford and Ruth Overton. He grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan.more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1920-1972)
    • Birthplace: Bangor, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Arranger, Jazz Pianist, Music Teacher, Composer
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    Diana Poulton

    Diana Poulton was an English lutenist and musicologist. A leading member of the early music revival a pupil and later an associate of Arnold Dolmetsch, she played a key role in the revival of the popularity of the lute and its music. She was married to the illustrator Tom Poulton. Recently Diana Poulton ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1903-1995)
    • Birthplace: Storrington, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Lutenist, Musician, Music Teacher
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    Chie Morimoto

    Chie Morimoto
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    • Age: age 40
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Prostitute, Music Teacher
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    • Profession: Pianist, Music Teacher
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    Patrick Liddell

    Patrick Liddell is a composer and video artist living in Oakland, California. He has his Doctor of Music from Northwestern University, and has taught music composition and theory at DePaul University. He has worked with many ensembles within many genres, including The Zvooks,Function Ensemble, Maurice, ...more

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    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Music Teacher, Composer
    • Credits: Uptown Portrait of a Palace
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    Boris Gerber

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    • Profession: Conductor, Music Teacher
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    Irmgard Roemheld

    Irmgard was a music teacher and a radio broadcaster.more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1904-1995)
    • Profession: Radio Broadcaster, Teacher
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    Gaetano Masina

    Gaetano Masina was a violinist and music teacher.more

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    • Profession: Music Teacher, Violinist
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    Henta

    Grammy Nominated Henta is a singer/songwriter, sonic nurturer, producer, recording artist, performer, remixer and collaborator, originally from the UK, now living in Seattle. She is also a library music composer and a piano/songwriting teacher for children. She writes uplifting and heartfelt ...more

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    • Profession: Music Teacher, Singer-songwriter
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    Katherine Healy

    Katherine Healy was a music teacher and poet.more

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    • Profession: Poet, Music Teacher
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