About: Victor Dizon
Instrument you teach: Piano.
Do you play any other instrument in your spare time? No.
Education: Bachelor of Music—University of the Philippines, Master of Arts in Music Performance—Hunter College (CUNY).
Where are you from? Philippines.
Favorite age group to teach: All age groups!
Favorite style of music to teach: Classical.
Favorite piece of music: “Rach 3rd”
Favorite food: Asian—Peking Duck.
Favorite color: Black/white.
Do you have any pets? No.
What’s your favorite musical memory? Performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with an orchestra, and performing at Steinway Hall.
What do you like best about teaching music? Seeing my students develop and grow in their music education.
Who is your favorite composer or musician? Sergei Rachmaninoff (composer) and Martha Argerich (musician/classical pianist).
What was the first piece of music you ever learned? Chopin’s Nocturne in Eb Major Op. 9 No. 2 (first non-simplified piece of classical music). The actual first piece I can’t remember.
How many hours a day do you practice? Depends on the time I have—1 to 5 hours.
How long have you been at TBMS? Since 2003.
Feel free to list any competitions, musical accomplishments, roles, performances of note, etc. I’ve performed at Lucy Moses School, Turtle Bay Music School, Steinway Hall, and in the Philippines. My students have been awarded prizes in some piano competitions/auditions in the New York area.
Any fun facts? I’m into photography, tennis, and watches.