Title: Concert Pianist, Educator
Company: Bloomingdale School of Music
Location: New York, New York, United States
Monica J. Verona, Concert Pianist and Educator at Bloomingdale School of Music, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of music education.
Ms. Verona comes from a family of musicians. There was always music playing in her house, as her parents were true music-lovers. She quickly picked up an aptitude for playing the piano, which has stayed with her since. At 15, she started teaching piano to others. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Italian and art history. In the subsequent years, she obtained a Master’s of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts, both from the Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Verona’s resume is vast, which stands as a testament to her propensity for success. In her early days, she taught piano at Northern Illinois University, the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, and the Fleming School. Through the 1990s and early 2000s, she taught at The Calhoun School, the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts, and the Trevor Day School. In 1999, she was hired at the Bloomingdale School of Music as a member of the piano faculty. She remains there today, however, in 2005, she became the resident teaching artist. In both 2019 and 2020, her achievements were recognized with the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which is only the most recent of her numerous accolades.
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