Phone: 941-721-6800 (ext. 1105)


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at Mannes College of Music;Master of Music in Piano Performance at Mannes College of Music; Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at University of Utah; FL Department of Education Professional Certification in Music K-12.

Mr. Stewart

I am a concert pianist who has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America. I have played with major orchestras dozens of times, performed in top concert halls, received top awards in national and international competitions, and was a freelancing collaborative and solo artist throughout the Greater New York metropolitan area before moving to Florida. After receiving a double master's degree in piano performance and collaborative piano at Mannes Conservatory, I am incredibly excited to start working with the students at MSA. Learning how to play the piano developes important life skills such as patience, creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, focus, determination, among other skills. Despite these numerous advantages, the most imporant aspect of piano playing is the ability to express oneself in a safe environment and to find a way to describe the complicated the world in which we live, filled with nuance and artistry.