About the Author

Tonino Miano

Pianist, teacher, author of Non-Tonal Technical Studies for Piano
Bronx, NY, United States

Italian born pianist Tonino Miano began very early as a self-taught musician. He then went on to pursuing academic studies as well as deepening his interest in modern music and improvisation. He holds degrees in Music from the V. Bellini Conservatory of Caltanissetta and the University of Bologna (Italy), and in Physics from the City College of New York. He has extensive performance experience and has released numerous recordings as a leader and co-leader, some of which have earned international acclaim. In 2007 he founded his own record label Impressus Records, and was later the co-curator of a New York monthly series dedicated to modern/improvisational music called the Avant Post. His experience as a music educator spans over three decades during which he has come in contact with hundreds of students of all ages and with the most diverse background. He is also the author of Non-Tonal Technical Studies for Piano, the first comprehensive educational method of modern and contemporary technique for piano written to date. He is currently living and teaching in New York.