Devvora Papatheodorou Schreier has a Master’s Degree in Music (Piano Performance) from DePaul University, a Bachelor’s in Music (Piano Performance) from Nikos Skalkotas Conservatory and a Degree in Harmony from Model Conservatory.
She studied piano technique and chamber music for with Deborah Sobol (professor at Northwestern University, pianist and founding member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and founder of the Rush Hour Concerts) after the completion of her Master’s Degree, Mary Sauer (principal pianist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, M.M instructor), Dimitris Toufexis of Juilliard (B.M. instructor), and John Naumann (Aspen Festival instructor); harmony and composition with Peter Tsitsopoulos and Panagiotes Adam. She has had master classes with Mary Stolper, Yehuda Hanani, Jerry Grossman, William Cernota, and Christopher Costanza among others.
Mrs. Papatheodorou Schreier has extensive experience in teaching piano, piano ensemble and theory. She has had training and certification in YAMAHA’s Clavinova lab and trained piano faculty in group class repertoire, class management and methodologies. She has coached one-piano four-hand and two-piano ensembles, as well as mixed chamber groups for several years. She enjoys teaching children but also adults. She currently teaches at Dominican University and Chicago High School for the Arts. She is an active performer.
She is also an Associate Consultant with David Schreier Associates and has worked on projects with various non-profit organizations (program development, organization, web support, etc). In her free time she enjoys photography, painting, movies, reading and nature.