Pianist and teacher, Judy Torigoe, began her piano studies at the age of 10. She has studied with such well-respected pedagogues as Rudolph Ganz and Robert McDowell while at student at Roosevelt University, and C. Allen Anderson and Harold Berlinger while a student at Northeastern Illinois State University. She was a Music Talent Scholarship recipient at Northeastern and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance.
Ms. Torigoe has been teaching successfully for over ten years and is the owner of Allegro Music Studio in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Her teaching studio is a spacious and beautiful room that is warm and inviting, making it an ideal place for learning. Although many styles of music are taught, such as jazz, rags, blues, pop and musical theatre, classical music is the primary teaching area. Musicianship is an important aspect of Ms. Torigoe's teaching style. She believes in playing the piano with artistry and musicianship while respecting the wishes of the composer.
Students range in age from 7 to 70, and many of her students have received high honors for their performances in various adjudicated events. Other performance opportunities include annual recitals, neighborhood events and music festivals.
Professional associations include the Music Teachers National Association and the Illinois State Music Teachers Association. Additionally, Ms. Torigoe is an officer of the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association. She earned the designation of Certified Teacher of Music from the Music Teachers National Association in 1996.
Judy Torigoe and her studio are featured in the Fall 2003 issue of the Chicago Learning Guide, a directory of personal, professional and recreational learning opportunities in the Chicago area.
For more information, please call 773-334-4650 or visit www.AllegroMusicStudio.com