Dan Carunchio at his piano

About Dan

"Life is short, art is long." 

– Hippocrates

Since 2014, I have been an Adjunct Professor in the Music Studies Department at Temple University, where I teach courses in score reading, music theory, and music appreciation. I also teach piano and music theory privately in North Wilmington and Greenville, Delaware. Currently I have over 30 students of all ages whom I see weekly. I am highly dedicated to introducing classical music to my students.

With the advent of Covid, I moved all of my students online using Zoom. Before the pandemic, I was skeptical of teaching online, but after doing some research and buying some new equipment, I am now able to tailor content for individual students in ways I never thought possible.

As a musician and a teacher, it is extremely important for me to continue to perform and study. I love exploring piano works of the French tradition. To me, this music is an extension of the harmonic and expressive realm of Bach and Chopin. Much of my current repertoire focuses on the work of Chopin, Faure, Poulenc, and the Boulanger sisters. 

Recently I have studied at the European American Musical Academy (EAMA) in Paris (2017-2019) where I received various honors for my work in counterpoint and keyboard harmony. Currently I study counterpoint and harmony privately with Juilliard faculty member Philip Lasser, who is also the director of EAMA. I also continue to study piano with Charles Abramovic in Philadelphia.

I hold a double masters degree in Piano Performance and Music Theory from Temple University.


The pandemic has been a game-changer for the arts. I believe that there is great potential for classical musicians to reach new audiences online as we socially distance. This challenging time is creating a great opportunity to broaden the love and appreciation of classical music in ways we never could have imagined before.

Dan Carunchio giving an online piano lesson to one of his students

Piano Lessons

Close up of hands on a piano keyboard

Theory Lessons