Corinne Spacagna, B.A., Piano Instructor
Corinne “Coco” Spacagna graduated in 2018 from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s in Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Music. She has performed regularly with various schools, organizations, churches, competitions and private events as a solo and collaborative pianist since 2011. Most of Coco’s teaching experience stemmed from tutoring music students, either teaching parts, music theory, or multi-instrument collaboration. Coco’s communication degree stems from her interest in understanding people on an individual level and a firm belief that rapport is best built one-on-one. Coupled with her musical background, she demonstrates a distinct passion for teaching private music lessons.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Coco started piano lessons at five years old. She decided to pursue piano professionally when she impressed her classmates playing as an accompanist during her choir rehearsals when she was just fourteen – the age she started performing professionally. While networking in New Mexico, thanks to her high school choir director Mrs. Shelly Andes, Coco found herself studying music under Pamela Pyle, M.M. (Juilliard) and Maxine Thevenot, D.M.A. (Manhattan School of Music). While Coco specialized in performing as a collaborative pianist, she loves teaching Romantic and Contemporary styles and is heavily inspired by jazz music.
Coco also loves spending time outdoors with her two dogs, Keeley Jones and Pepper Potts. She is also obsessed with New Orleans Jazz, Harry Connick Jr. & the “Bayou Maharaja,” James Booker!
Awards & Accolades:
Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival, Collaborative Piano Division:
2014 – Air & Hammers Award (1st place)
2015 – Paul Roth Award (2nd place)
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