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Tony Milano

Piano Teacher (All levels)

Education

BM in Jazz Studies from University of the Pacific 2019, Brubeck Institute Fellowship 2018-2019, Attended Oberlin Conservatory 2014 – 2017

Bio

Tony Milano is a Chicago-born keyboardist performing, producing, and experimenting with jazz,
neo-soul and electronic genres. Rooted in the blues, Milano studied with Chicago blues legends
Katherine Davis and Erwin Helfer when he was eight years old. Milano has also studied with
Willie Pickens, Ed Simon, and Robert Irving III, to name a few. In his high school career, he
became actively involved with the Chicago Jazz Institute Student Council, which gave him
opportunities to represent the City at venues/festivals such as Millennium Park’s Pritzker
Pavilion and the Chicago Jazz Festival. He was also involved at the renowned Merit School of
Music and Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Program, Gallery 37. Following high school,
he attended the Oberlin Conservatory and graduated from the University of the Pacific’s Brubeck
Institute.

Milano is equally active in creating popular music, as he is in creating jazz-based and blues-
based music. He has worked with pop artists such as Omar Apollo, members from Chance the
Rapper’s band, Carter Lang, and many others. Aside from fluency leaping between genres,
Milano is consistently creating music that draws from different influences to innovate blended
genres. Equally invested in giving as much he is invested in creating, his passion for teaching
inspired him to work on a project that focuses on community building while providing musical
resources for youth. Upon graduating college, Milano gained further experience as a community
leader through teaching music classes to high school and middle school students in a neglected
area of Stockton, California. Milano seeks to make his mark creating his own original works and
collaborating with a diverse array of artists, all while helping youth and strengthening music
communities.

Fun Fact

Chess is his favorite hobby!

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Tony Milano

Piano Teacher (All levels)

Education

BM in Jazz Studies from University of the Pacific 2019, Brubeck Institute Fellowship 2018-2019, Attended Oberlin Conservatory 2014 – 2017

Bio

Tony Milano is a Chicago-born keyboardist performing, producing, and experimenting with jazz,
neo-soul and electronic genres. Rooted in the blues, Milano studied with Chicago blues legends
Katherine Davis and Erwin Helfer when he was eight years old. Milano has also studied with
Willie Pickens, Ed Simon, and Robert Irving III, to name a few. In his high school career, he
became actively involved with the Chicago Jazz Institute Student Council, which gave him
opportunities to represent the City at venues/festivals such as Millennium Park’s Pritzker
Pavilion and the Chicago Jazz Festival. He was also involved at the renowned Merit School of
Music and Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Program, Gallery 37. Following high school,
he attended the Oberlin Conservatory and graduated from the University of the Pacific’s Brubeck
Institute.

Milano is equally active in creating popular music, as he is in creating jazz-based and blues-
based music. He has worked with pop artists such as Omar Apollo, members from Chance the
Rapper’s band, Carter Lang, and many others. Aside from fluency leaping between genres,
Milano is consistently creating music that draws from different influences to innovate blended
genres. Equally invested in giving as much he is invested in creating, his passion for teaching
inspired him to work on a project that focuses on community building while providing musical
resources for youth. Upon graduating college, Milano gained further experience as a community
leader through teaching music classes to high school and middle school students in a neglected
area of Stockton, California. Milano seeks to make his mark creating his own original works and
collaborating with a diverse array of artists, all while helping youth and strengthening music
communities.

Fun Fact

Chess is his favorite hobby!

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