was founded by Robert Hutchinson in 2009 in an effort to encompass under
one website the different piano trades available by Mr. Hutchinson. The
following is a brief biography showing relevant credentials to the music
Robert Hutchinson, a native of Boonville, Indiana, began his piano studies
at age five. A co-winner of the 1998 Undergraduate Concerto
Competition at Ball State University.
In January of 1998 he gave a recital at Mukogawa
University in Osaka Japan and in 1999 won first prize in the state IMTA
piano competition at Depauw University. The
recipient of a Young Artist Award and the co-recipient of the Carol Herriott Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Muncie
Symphony League, Hutchinson studied with Dr. Robert Palmer
at Ball State for 5 years. Traveling to Vienna Austria in the spring
of 2000, Hutchinson studied piano with Manfred Wagner-Arzt
and in the spring of 2001 performed with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra in
northern Indiana. Hutchinson graduated with a bachelors degree in choral music education with
an emphasis in piano and a minor in voice.
Serving the Evansville area as a private teacher since august 2001,
Hutchinson has also served as an adjudicator for the Federation Music
Festival and the area IMTA
competition. Hutchinson's piano students have been trophy winners in
the Key Contest and Award winners in the IMTA competitions. Earning
an education degree has allowed Robert to gain 2 years experience as a
classroom teacher at St. Theresa School teaching K-8 Music and is currently
serving as the Mater Dei High School Choir director since 2007.
Robert continues to apply his musical skills as the organist, pianist, and
choir director at Chapel
Hill United Methodist Church in Henderson, KY as well as area events
including weddings, musicals, and dinner parties.
Hutchinson is a member of the Evansville IMTA
Organization. This organization supports musical growth by holding a
competition in the fall and the spring as well as a camp scholarship
program. IMTA/MTNA also holds a
state and national convention to help motivate and educate teachers.
Robert believes that it is best to always have a goal for the students to
be working toward such as competitions, recitals, camps, or church
performances. Some of his students attended the Goshen Piano Camp as
well as the Butler Piano Camp in Indianapolis.