SCHOOL OF MUSIC
A monthly newsletter to inform
and entertain our friends
Please Welcome Kimberly Davis – Piano
My name is Kimberly Davis,
and I am a new piano teacher at Bloomingdale School of Music. I moved back to the Chicago area in August
2014 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where I was based at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. I am still
readjusting to the weather.
I was born and raised in the Chicago area,
and I started playing the piano at age four. My mother had started taking lessons as an adult, and when
I saw her playing, I fell in love with the instrument immediately. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in
Piano Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s degree from Kent State University,
and an Artist Diploma from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
speak fluent Spanish, so by all means, if you see me around, feel free to talk to me en español!
I am all about promoting music by Latin American composers, especially Puerto Rican composers. My
performance career has taken me on fabulous adventures throughout Puerto Rico and also to Ecuador and Cuba.
I love teaching! My teaching style is relaxed and encouraging.
Learning the piano can be hard work sometimes, but it should also be fun. I think studying classical
music is important, but I also love all kinds of music, and I like to have my students explore a variety of styles and repertoire.
When I am not at the piano, I am most likely reading. For exercise, I enjoy
walking or swimming. I also like to crochet, and I am currently learning how to knit. I
have a tendency to pick out movies to watch based on the soundtrack, which, I can tell you, is definitely not the best method
to choose a movie. I love dogs, especially toy poodles, and I hope to adopt one in the future!
Over 100 recital videos are now on YouTube! Visit "Sweet Sounds for
You" to see you and your friends performing at past recitals! Recital
videos are also available on facebook!
WELCOME TO OUR NEW STUDENTS
Jan Bugaj - Disney
- piano with Audrey Dobbs
Emilia Toskovic - Piano Fun & Games Class
Bethany Payawal - piano with Heidi Rusch
Trinity Payawal - piano with Heidi Rusch
Nathaniel Herrera - Broadway Bound Class
Sourish Potdar - piano with Amy Dickman
Olivia Lang - piano with Audrey Dobbs
Ola Strazecki - violin with Kathleen Gaiden
Bailey Rezman - piano with Heidi Rusch
Marah Floss - voice lessons with Sharon Monfeli
Jason Partyka - piano with Audrey Dobbs
Andrew Filby - piano with Laurel Dubowski
Shivani Patel - violin with Kathleen Gaiden
Catherine Nguyen - piano with Carole Bryan
Michaela Brant - cello with Kathleen Gaiden
Rob Glowacki - violin with Kathleen Gaiden
Kelly Hass - piano with Audrey Dobbs
Carlin Hass - piano with Amy Dickman
Walker Bradfield - piano with Laurel Dubowski
Wyatt Bradfield - piano with Laurel Dubowski
|Molli performed "Stay"
|Miky performed"Gimme Gimme"