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Nora Chiang Wrobel is a recording artist and has performed internationally in recital as a soloist, orchestral soloist and chamber music collaborator. She currently performs actively, is the pianist of the Glendale Philharmonic Trio, works as a recording artist, teaches piano to students of all ages and levels, coaches piano teachers and lectures on a variety of music and music-related topics. She taught at Southern California’s Santa Monica College for six years where she was Director of their Applied Music Program and taught class and individual piano. Nora’s students have been accepted into major music conservatories such as Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music and more.

Nora CW began her music studies at the age of four and received a five-year scholarship to study piano at the pre-college division of the Juilliard School at the age of thirteen. She has been the recipient of scholarships from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Banff Music Festival, The Music Academy of the West and Roundtop Music Festival. She holds a piano performance Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music from USC’s Thornton School of Music and has studied at the New England Conservatory and the University of New Mexico. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honors society for academic excellence.

Nora has studied and coached with world renowned pianists and chamber musicians including pianists Leonard Shure, Claude Franck, Gyorgy Sebok, Evelyne Brancart, Barry Snyder, Leonard Eisner and Jerome Lowenthal. Her chamber music coaches have included the former Cleveland Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarnieri Quartet.

Nora’s love of musical diversity also led her to travel with a rock band briefly with whom she worked as a song-writer, performance coach, keyboardist, vocalist and music transcriber. She has performed piano with vocalists, choirs, violinists, violists, cellists, trumpet players, horn players, flautists, clarinetists and percussionists. Nora has been a life-long student and performer of vocal repertoire and studied voice at pre-college Juilliard and at USC’s Thornton School of Music. She has also worked extensively as a vocal accompanist and coach in the studios of Jan DeGaetani and John Malloy and with the USC’s Thornton School of Music’s SATB Chorus and under choral director Jane Hardester.

In her many years as a student of music, Nora has developed a mentoring style of teaching, which is both highly disciplined and individually modeled to the needs of each student. The philosophy underlying her teaching is that music can enrich any student’s life and that personal growth and progress can be made at any age and at any skill-level. Ms. Chiang Wrobel is a dedicated teacher and mentor to those students who show sincere interest in their piano study. She encourages and challenges students to strive towards their best, giving them the knowledge, tools and inspiration needed to discover life-long fulfillment in piano and music, regardless of profession. Ms. Chiang Wrobel has the patience, warmth, exuberance and spirit to inspire those who wish to find fulfillment in piano and music studies. Her teaching is both thoughtful and intelligent and she has the acute ability to examine and offer solutions to core problem areas in each student. She has taught students ages five to seventy-five, from the beginning to the advanced levels with much success.

Nora is an active member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California and the Music Teacher’s National Association and is well-respected in the Los Angeles area both as a performer and as a teacher.

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Los Angeles, CA 90066