Teaches Piano, Music Theory
"To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable." -- Ludwig van Beethoven
"Music is nothing separate from me. It is me... You'd have to remove the music surgically." -- Ray Charles
Piano, Music Theory
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Bachelors of Art degree in Music with Music Industry Emphasis
Hammond B3 Organ, Piano, Saxophone
Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Church Pianist/Keyboardist, Church Organist, Accompanist, Solo Pianist, Musical Pit Member, Piano Concerto, Marching Band
Active member of the Fayetteville Piano Teachers' Association, https://fayncpianoteachers.com/
An alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), he graduated with the Bachelor of Arts in Music with Music Industry Emphasis degree. He also holds a certificate in entrepreneurship as part of his undergrad studies. During his time at UNCP, he studied with Drs. Jon & Beth Maisonpierre and Dr. Seung-Ah Kim.
Thanks to his immaculate training, Chima has a great deal of experience in numerous performance settings. In his fifteen plus years of playing, he has performed as a solo pianist, accompanist for choirs and solo performers, pit musician in musicals, marching band, jazz ensemble/combo pianist, church pianist/organist, and chamber ensemble member. He has also performed in popular places including Disney World and Carowinds. He recently performed with the UNCP Wind Ensemble, because he was one of the winners for the annual UNCP Concerto Completion.
Chima is the youngest active member of the Fayetteville Piano Teachers’ Association (FPTA). The FPTA is a professional organization made up of experienced teachers and performers. All other members of the association hold a master’s degree in piano. Some even hold a doctorate/Ph.D. in piano. The organization is very active in hosting things like student competition festivals, competitions, recitals, and masterclasses. More information can be found at https://fayncpianoteachers.com/.
Chima is working towards his master's degree in music at East Carolina University. He is also the director of Music Together of Fayetteville LLC. Click here to learn more about the program and to enroll in classes.