About Albert Palmeter
Albert Palmeter began to study piano and compose music at age 8. He had many music teachers himself. He studied with Aube Tzerko (student of famed concert pianist and Beethoven interpreter Artur Schnabel and teacher of concert pianist Misha Dichter) from age 12 until graduating from the UCLA Music Department with a Bachelors Degree in Music. [1968 – 1979]. He studied composition with Leonard Stein (student of Arnold Schoenberg and founder of the Schoenberg Institute at USC) [1970-1972]. Mr. Palmeter studied at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA with acclaimed concert pianist Jerome Lowenthal. Performed in concerts there in summer of 1977. He studied at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival with Martin Canin of the Juilliard School of Music. He studied Dorothy Taubman piano technique especially devised for pianists with hand and wrist injuries with Nina Scolnick (1986).
Mr. Palmeter has taught piano privately since 1972. He has extensive experience accompanying, coaching and performing with vocalists, instrumentalists and chamber groups. He has taught piano & composition with the Yamaha Music School in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA. He studied and was certified by Yamaha in their methods of developing aspects of musicianship in young students such as singing, ear-training, music reading, composition and improvisation [1981-1983]. Mr. Palmeter won first prizes in two competitions for performance at the piano [Robinson & Atwater-Kent, 1977-1978]. He was hired by the Los Angeles Bureau of Music to accompany choir [1971 – 1973].