A highly successful teacher for over 30
years, Mr. van der Brook first began teaching in Michigan, then to
American Military students in Germany, and finally settling in
Olympia. His formal piano studies were with Ola Krudener, Henry
Harris (MSU), and George Lucktenburg (ICA). Post graduate studies
were with N. Jane Tan & Seymour Bernstein, both Steinway Artists.
He holds both BA & MS degrees. His teaching Certification is
from the American College of Musicians. Mr. van der Brook is an
active member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, MTNA and the
Olympia Music Teachers Association.
Students routinely win National and International Awards in the National Piano Playing Auditions. In 2005, student Paul Kim earned the Raissa Tselentis Bach International Scholarship Award. Again, in 2013, student Casey Yu earned the Raissa Tselentis Bach Scholarship. It's believed that this is the only Studio to have ever earned this prestigious award twice!
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