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Although the accomplishments I have achieved follow, I am dedicated to teaching pupils of all ages and abilities the pure love and enjoyment of music through piano proficiency. Since I have taught quite a diverse group of students through the years, I bring a delightful approach to the creating of music through practice and love of the piano. I enjoy teaching all ages and particularly enjoy when a student achieves an enjoyment of quality playing.

A native of Osaka, Japan, Jacqueline Peatry began life in music at the tender age of four under the direct supervision of her father. Within a year she began the exciting career of pianist with her first public recital. When she moved to Chicago, she began taking classes at Chicago Conservatory College, studying under Bernice Peck for 9 years. During this period, Ms. Peatry placed first in every competition she entered.

Winning the CHICAGO SYMPHONY YOUTH AUDITIONS and solo performer with the CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA led to eight additional performances including Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center and at Ravinia Festival. Over the years, she has worked with conductors such as Irwin Hoffman, Milton Preves, Dr. George Lawner, Dr. Paul Freeman, Dr. Leon Stein, Anton Witt, Carmen Dragon and Frank Winkler.

While completing a scholarship program at DePaul University’s School of Music, she completed and won the opportunity to be heard by concert pianist, Andre Watts, who was holding auditions in all major cities as well as Toronto, Canada. She was singled out along with sixteen other pianists among the 250 applicants. Being one of the 42 pianists chosen to compete in the Robert Casadesus International Competition followed this accomplishment.

Ms Peatry has performed at New York’s CARNEGIE HALL, on radio and broadcast television. She has been a guest artist at the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and Thorne Hall at Northwestern University. She has performed for Rudolph Serkin and the Austrian Consul General, Dr. Hans Sabaditch on CBS television.

While living in Chicago, Ms Peatry commuted to Manhattan up to twice a week in order to study under concert pianist Nina Lelchuk, a professor at the Moscow Conservatory as well as the author of several articles on the art of piano playing. Currently, Ms. Peatry is an Artist Pupil of Mary Sauer (Principal Keyboard, CSO).

Ms Peatry was a distinguished member of the piano faculty at the American Conservatory of Music and American Conservatory Trio. She has hel a position at the Old Town School of Folk Music and conducted a class of piano pupils at the Fine Arts Building for several years. Ms. Peatry was also the official piano teacher at the Francis W. Parker School (1995-2000). She is a member of the Mu Phi Epsilon Soroity and the Musicians Club of Women.

The most recent performances include Live from Studio One on WFMT-98.7 radio and an All-Liszt rendition at the Union League Club sponsored by the Chicago Fine Arts Society. She also performed a recital at the Beautiful Sound sponsored by the Steinway Society of Chicago and soloist with the Harper Symphony Orchestra, May 2003, performing the Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E flat. In addition to gearing toward international performances, she continues to work on a recording project with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague and the Istanbul Symphony in Turkey.

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27875 N. Fairfield Rd.
Mundelein, IL 60061
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