Frank Staneck, piano teacher at the New Jersey School of Music, earned a BA in Music from West Chester University (1980) and a Masters Degree in Music Composition from Temple University (1985) where he studied with Clifford Taylor and Maurice Wright.
Mr. Staneck has over thirty yea rs experience teaching piano, theory and composition. He has also taught improvisation, sight singing, ear training, and has coached and conducted ensembles. As a pianist and keyboardist he has performed a variety of music; classical, jazz and electronic, at venues as diverse as Lincoln Center and Universities to Hotels and Churches. He frequently performs on the Perkins Chamber Concert Series.
His compositions have been performed by The Wister Quartet (Philadelphia Orchestra members), The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, The Greater South Jersey Chorus, The Independence Sinfonia, and The West Jersey Chamber Music Society to name a few. His music has been aired on Temple University Public Radio WRTI 90.1 FM, WHYY 91 FM Philadelphia's NPR station, and on "Classical Discoveries" with Marvin Rosen on WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton. His String piece "A Suite for Ursula" was featured at Artistic Director Tasmin Little's Spring Sounds International Music Festival 2009 in Stratford-upon-Avon in England where David Curtis conducted The Orchestra of the Swan in the UK premiere. David Curtis also conducted "A Suite for Ursula" and a newly commissioned piece, "Prelude for Strings", in Beijing at the American International Schools Festival in November 2009.
Piano lessons with Frank are available on Thursdays in Cherry Hill.