Louis Nagel - Concert Pianist
Louis Nagel has been awarded the 2016 HAROLD HAUGH AWARD for excellence in teaching by the the University of Michigan School of Music Theatre and Dance.
In the fall of 2016 Dr. Nagel presented a lecture/recital as part of the award.
"What makes a great teacher? One that looks inside the student to see individual skills and talent. Then builds on these gifts to empower the student to create their unique voice. This is a rare skill and insight that may not be pedigogical."
Stacy and Rich Ridenour owe their individual lifetime successes to this
of a great teacher, performer, mentor and most of all friend, Louis Nagel.
I am a concert pianist and an emeritus professor of piano and piano literature at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. I served on the faculty from 1969 to 2016, and have had the distinct pleasure of teaching many students who have gone on to meaningful careers in the field of music. As a concert pianist I have performed in all parts of the world, as a soloist and chamber recitalist and with orchestra.
On April 17, 2014, I performed a recital with brief commentary in tribute to the iconic building Steinway Hall. Click here for More Information About This Concert.
As a teacher of pianists, I believe that teaching music must include the "why" as well as the "how" to play a composition. for more about my piano studio, go to my Teaching Page