About Cyndi Crognale
Piano has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. I began taking lessons when I was 5 years old, and my lessons were truly a highlight in my week during my formative and college years. I participated and placed in many festivals and competitions while growing up and graduated from Houghton College in New York with Bachelor’s degrees in Music and English Literature. I have been teaching piano for more than 25 years and at MECA for 13 of those years. I love working with students of all ages and levels one-on-one and helping them meet their individual goals.
While I enjoy listening to, playing, and teaching all types of music, my love is classical music. In addition to teaching, I also enjoy accompanying classical instrumentalists on the piano. I live in the Elgin area with my husband, teenage son and part-Siamese cat. I love to read, walk, exercise, be outside, watch movies, and listen to music, audiobooks, and podcasts when I’m not playing or teaching piano.