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Harold Bauer

I am so grateful for my teachers! 

This page is not about me tooting my own horn, calling attention to my teacher lineages that include well known and influential musicians.  Rather, this lineage of musician teachers fills me with a great sense of responsibility to provide the best music lessons at the piano I can. 

 If you can play the piano, or any other instrument please be sure and THANK your teacher!  It is wonderful what can be passed down generation to generation concerning the art of making music at the piano. Gratitude also goes to my very first piano teacher, Mary Elizabeth Land, of Jacksonville, Florida. Her faith in me, her patience, and her dedication to the art of music was so very influential in my youth. I also want to thank my grandmother, Grace Marcellus. Her spontaneity and joie de vivre as a church organist greatly influenced me.  And my uncle, John Marcellus, trombonist extraordinaire was a living example of being a happy day to day musician who is one of the best trombone players in the world. 

The first and foremost things my teachers have all provided me with, is an unerring love of music!  Being a musician, making it an essential part of your life that never leaves you.  Always coaxing you forward to give unceasingly with the love of the heart the best of yourself as music.

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Nadia Boulanger

Vasily Safonov

Ignaz Moscheles

*Leonidas Lipovetsky 

 (Retired Professor: Florida State University)
         >Rosina Lhevinne (Julliard School)
               >>Josef Lhevinne
               >>Vasilly Safonov
                     >>>Louis Brassin

                           >>>>Ignaz Mocheles

                                 >>>>>Antonio Salieri

                     >>>Theodore Leschetizky
                           >>>>Carl Czerny    

                                 >>>>>Ludwig v. Beethoven

Josef Lhevinne

​Stephen Heller

Carl Czerny

​Camille Saint-Saens

​Eugene Pridonoff

Louis Brassin

Lillian Steuber

Theodore Leschetizsky

Mieczyslaw Horszowski

Piano Teacher Lineage

of James Heuser

​Gabriel Faure

Leonidas Lipovetsky

Arnold Schoenberg

Antonio Salieri

John Elvin

Emil von Sauer

Cesar Franck

Joseph Marx

​Theodor Ritter

Rudolph Serkin

Mary Elizabeth Land

John Marcellus

​Frederic Chopin

Louis Vierne

     James Heuser    

*Eugene Pridonoff

(Formerly Arizona State University where he was my teacher, Emeritus Professor Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)

​        >Lillian Steuber

              >>Egon Petrie

​              >>Harold Bauer

              >>Joseph Lhevinne

​              >>Emil van Sauer

​        >Mieczyslaw Horszowski

              >>Mrs. Horszowski (his mother)

                    >>>Karol Mikuli

                          >>>>Frederic Chopin

​              >>Theodore Leschetizky

                    >>>Carl Czerny

                          >>>>Ludwig van Beethoven

        >Rudolph Serkin

              >>Richard Robert

              >>Joseph Marx

              >>Arnold Schoenberg

Robert Brownlee

Rosina Lhevinne

Egon Petri

​Franz Liszt

Isidore Philip

​Ludwig van Beethoven

​Alexandre Guilmant

Grace Marcellus

*Robert Brownlee 
(Professor of Piano (deceased): University of Houston)
      >John Elvin ​(Oberlin Conservatory)
            >>Harold Bauer
                  >>>Ignacy Jan Paderewski
                        >>>>Theodore Leschetizky

                              >>>>>Carl Czerny
                                    >>>>>>Ludwig v. Beethoven

>Nadia Boulanger
             >>Louie Vierne
                   >>>César Franck
             >>Alexandre Guilmant
             >>Gabriel Fauré
                   >>>Camille Saint-Saëns

      >Isidor Philip
             >>Georges Mathias
                   >>>Frédéric Chopin
             >>Théodore Ritter
                   >>>Franz Liszt
             >>Camille Saint-Saens
                   >>>Stephen Heller
                         >>>>Carl Czerny
                               >>>>>Ludwig v.  Beethoven

​Georges Mathias

​Karol Mukuli