Applied Piano

"Music holds a great meaning in my life as a way of expression and communication. Being able to share it with others through teaching and performing is something I’m very grateful for."

Dr. Ruti Abramovitch
Applied Piano

About Dr. Abramovitch

Hailed for her "sensitive touch, sense of line, ability to summon tone colors and a playing which honors the music and caresses the ears" (Bloomington Herald Times), Dr. Ruti Abramovitch enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. An active performer throughout the Chicagoland area, her appearances include solo recitals in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center, performances in the Art Institute of Chicago’s chamber music series, and live broadcasts on Chicago’s classical radio station WFMT. Dr. Abramovitch is a graduate of the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, and holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University where she worked with pianist Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio. She is Associate Professor of Piano at VanderCook, where she implemented the Honors Chamber Ensembles program and trains future music educators in the literature and performance of chamber music repertoire.

Life at VanderCook

Piano studies at Vandercook offer a variety of opportunities for growth. In this unique environment, you will not only improve your skills at the piano but become a well-rounded musician and educator. In our weekly private lessons, we will work on improving your technical and musical abilities and provide you skills that will be essential to your career as an educator. Aside from focusing on interpretation of standard piano repertoire, lessons will also include learning various accompaniment styles and how to teach a piano lab. You will have many performance opportunities ranging from solo recitals to collaborations with ensembles of various sizes. Our smaller and more intimate size classes ensure you receive individualized attention and have a supportive and comfortable environment in which to develop. We look forward to setting you on the path towards a successful career in music education.

Are you thinking about becoming a music teacher? If so, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about teaching music. I'd also love to chat with you about what VanderCook has to offer and what you can expect if you choose to study piano here. Feel free to contact me at for more information.

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288