My name is Ian Belloso. I am a classically-trained pianist. I am also a keyboardist and music producer. But the title I probably most identify with is "composer." I realized early on that my own passion for learning the piano was fueled by my hunger to actually CREATE music. So, I set out to learn from the masters. I won competitions and scholarships in high school, then double-majored in piano and composition at the University of Kansas where I obtained my bachelor's degree, before going on to record, write, and produce music in a number of different styles. Now, I split my time between performing, recording, and producing music, and I share everything I have learned (and continue to learn) with my students.
For more detailed information about my background and history, be sure to check out my blog - Pressing Thoughts and Keys.
My Teaching Philosophy
I love being a CREATOR of music; and that love extends quite naturally into the collaborative creative process we have all come to know as “teaching.” There is no greater joy in world for me than creating music, with one exception - witnessing my students create music of their own, and find joy in that pursuit as I have.
I strongly believe that absolutely everyone, without exception, is deeply and profoundly musical. It's just part of being a human being. As such, I can teach almost anyone willing to follow instruction. There are no prerequisites for becoming a student with me other than having a willingness and coachability that any artistic pursuit requires. The rest - your built-in, natural musicality is already in place.
My goal with every student is to maximize the likelihood of them acquiring and retaining music as a LIFELONG companion. YES! Music can be a friend, and piano lessons can facilitate this friendship in an easily accessible way. If you like, I can introduce you to your new best friend.
If you'd like to know more about my teaching philosophy, be sure to check out my blog - Pressing Thoughts and Keys.