East Lansing, Michigan | United States
Teclado means keyboard in Spanish. At Teclado Music Institute students of all ages, from children to adults, learn how to play piano with proper fundamentals. The curriculum is tailored for each individual and like my late dad used to say: “Play from the heart.”
Xavier Suarez is a pianist, piano teacher, and YouTuber in East Lansing, MI. As the founder of Teclado Music Institute, he is committed to bringing the joys of classical music to people of all ages and abilities through his work as a private piano teacher and as a recitalist who performs in numerous venues throughout the United States, including private homes through the newly launched Teclado House Concert series.
Educated at The University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, Mr. Suarez holds a MM in Collaborative Piano under Martin Katz and a MM in Piano Performance under Dr. Garik Pedersen. He won first prize at the First Chamber Music Competition at Eastern Michigan University as a member of SIX Trio.
A sought after collaborator, Mr. Suarez works with numerous instrumentalists and singers all across the United States. He is currently a member of Syrinx Trio with Nermis Mieses, oboe, and Susan Nelson, bassoon, with performances and recordings planned for the near future. He was the Music Director and Young Artist for Pensacola Opera (Pensacola, FL) in their 2016 season and collaborated at the 2013 Manhattan Summer Voice Festival as vocal coach and keyboardist.
As an educator, Mr. Suarez has been a faculty member at Adrian College and is a current member of the faculty at Friends Music Camp.