Eric Pazdziora

Classical Composition, Classical Piano, Composition, Contemporary Composition, Music Theory, Music Theory for Producers, Piano, Piano Composition, Piano for Singers, Songwriting, Songwriting Arrangement, Songwriting Harmony, Songwriting Melody, Worship Piano

Lesson Fees
from $55.00 / 30 Minutes


With a doctorate in music composition and decades of experience teaching students from preschool to university, Dr. Eric Pazdziora is excited to help YOU create your own music and understand how music works! A pianist since age 6 and a composer since age 8, Dr. Eric's extensive background in music helps him make music exciting for all ages. 

Dr. Eric's compositions been performed performed and published around the world. Reviewers have described his compositions as “fresh, exciting, and well-crafted” (Pastoral Music) and “an instant classic” (Global Christian Worship)As a performer, he has toured nationally and internationally, and regularly gigs in his local music scene, with recording projects in multiple genres. 

Eric holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Maryland, where he studied with Mark Edwards Wilson. He was also a student of Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty, and Edwin T. Childs. Additionally, he is a graduate of the European American Musical Alliance summer composition program in Paris, studying with pupils of Nadia Boulanger.

In addition to his composing, Dr. Pazdziora serves as organist and music director at Epworth UMC in Gaithersburg, MD, and teaches piano and composition lessons to all ages.

Whatever your level of musical experience, I can help you learn to create music. I have worked with all ages of students, from infancy to university. You can learn music theory, songwriting, harmony, counterpoint, instrumentation, notation— all the essential skills you need to understand how music works.

In composition and songwriting lessons, I work directly with you to develop a personalized plan of study that’s exactly right for your own interests and goals. We’ll work on the techniques you need to find your own musical voice, whether you’re interested in writing classical art music, making modern electronic tracks, or just having fun.

In piano lessons, my approach balances rigorous classical techniques with creative skills in improvisation. Students will master sight reading and ear training in styles from classical masterworks to contemporary jazz and pop-- whatever areas of piano skill make you excited to play!

D.M.A., 2018 - University of Maryland, College Park

European American Musical Alliance, Paris, France

M.M, 2014 - University of North Carolina, Greensboro

B.Mus, 2005 - Moody Bible Institute, Chicago


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