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Mike Messer

Private Piano Instructor |

Mr. (or Dr.) Mike loves adventuring into the world of music alongside his students. He became a teacher because getting to know his students and fostering their musical growth is so rewarding. He strives for each of his students to develop a unique musical understanding, learn new technical skills, and explore their creativity.
At the Wheaton Yamaha Music School, Mr. Mike aims to give students the chance to explore new and exciting music, and also play the music they know and love. He equips them with the skills needed to play the piano, all while nurturing their artistry.


  • Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Wheaton College

  • Master of Music, Piano Performance, Roosevelt University

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance, University of Wisconsin, Madison


  • Kent, Washington


  • Beethoven Piano Competition Winner, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Scriabin Piano Competition Winner, Roosevelt University

  • Keyboard Concerto Competition Winner, Wheaton College


  • Guest Lecturer in Piano, Wheaton College 

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Piano Accompanist, Roosevelt University



  • Disc Golf

  • Coffee

  • Hiking

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