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Hailed as a “dynamic and engaging” performer, pianist Stephen Mulvahill has distinguished himself as both a solo artist and chamber musician. A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Mulvahill entered the Professional Artist Certificate program in Piano Performance at UNC School of the Arts in the fall of 2016 as a scholarship student of Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg. He has taught piano in the Piedmont Triad area for the past two and a half years, in addition to studying piano pedagogy at the graduate level and attending seminars on the psychology of instrumental technique and musical instruction for young beginners.
Mr. Mulvahill has teaching experience with piano students ranging from age five to adult, at all stages of musical and technical development. His philosophy is that lessons should create a positive and motivating learning environment, while holding students to high standards of musicianship and work ethic. Every student learns differently, so teaching methods should be adapted to the individual needs of each student.
Recent highlights and activities for Mr. Mulvahill include winning second prize at the Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition, performing with the Giannini String Quartet at Lincoln Center in New York City as part of the CMSLC Master Class Series, and giving solo and chamber performances across North Carolina and Virginia. He also serves as a member of ArtistCorps, a division of AmeriCorps whose mission is to integrate the arts into the lives and education of underserved communities. For his latest research/pedagogy project, Mulvahill is developing an instructional video series on the piano music of Béla Bartók. Mr. Mulvahill holds an M.M. in piano performance from UNCSA and a B.M. in piano performance from the University of Houston