Pianist and Teacher
Pianist Aubrey Faith-Slaker is an established and dedicated music educator and chamber music performer in the Chicagoland area.
She started her studies in Suzuki piano at the age of four, at the Music Institute of Chicago. She holds two Bachelors of Music Degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: one in piano performance and one in piano pedagogy, studying under Gustavo Romero, Andrew DeGrado and Christos Tsitsaros. Aubrey obtained her Masters of Music degree in Performance (studying on the unusual 7/8 sized keyboard) and Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, studying under Carol Leone, David Karp, Sam Holland and Peter Jutras, while also working toward a degree in Music Therapy.
Since 2002, she has maintained a flourishing piano studio first in Texas, then Wyoming, Colorado, and currently Chicago, teaching piano, music history, music theory and piano pedagogy to students of all ages. Aubrey also works mentoring new teachers in piano pedagogy practices, those pursuing further education and those starting their own businesses. She is an intuitive teacher in a masterclass setting and an active performer of solo and chamber music who loves playing the works of Beethoven, Debussy, and any female composers. Aubrey is part of the Suzuki Association (having completed all coursework in piano and received the Certificate of Achievement in 2017), is MTNA certified, and is a Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer candidate having completed all requirements as of July 2019 (For Teacher Training click here).
For information on her project on Mental Health and Suzuki Lessons, see here.
Aubrey currently teaches out of her own studio at FaithSlaker Music, at Sherwood, the Community Music School at Columbia College, and at the Music Institute of Chicago.