Claudio Espejo is a Chilean pianist, pedagogue, and wellness advocate based in Philadelphia. He works as a piano instructor at the Settlement Music School, Haverford College, and Bryn-Mawr College, while in parallel he develops a private studio in Philadelphia. Recent highlights include presentations at the MTNA National Conference (Spokane, WA) and Collegiate Symposium, performing the Brahms First Piano Concerto with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and a benefit concert for the Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates in upstate New York.
He recently obtained his Doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Michigan, where he also served as vice-president of the MTNA Collegiate Chapter. During these years, Claudio studied mindfulness, lead two stress-reduction classes, and began incorporating wellness techniques into his teaching, as tools for increased focus and stress reduction. He also studied Dalcroze, which opened his eyes to the world of teaching music through movement.
Claudio is currently pursuing the Global Leaders Program, a nine-month certificate that provides music teachers with the knowledge and tools needed to lead the musical initiatives of the 21st century. Besides his affiliation to the Piano Teachers Congress of New York, Claudio belongs to the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association.