After earning a doctorate in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Ellen Mack, Gordon Sparber began teaching piano lessons for Peabody’s Preparatory School and working as a freelance pianist in Baltimore.
While in Baltimore, he played piano on Res Musica Baltimore and Music at Loyola and was the pianist in the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. At the same time, he began writing on musical subjects, eventually becoming a music critic for the Washington Post and other newspapers and a fellow of the National Arts Journalism Program.
Mr. Sparber’s career took an unexpected turn when he became a bread baker and business owner, creating Ollie’s Bakery in Winston-Salem, N.C. He recently moved to Austin from northern Michigan, where he was working as the pianist for the Traverse City Central High School choruses and the Old Town Playhouse.
Today, Gordon teaches piano lessons in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Leander.Back to Classes & Teachers>