Instructor
Joined in
2018

Chima

Instructor

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

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Levels Taught

All

Areas of Instruction

Piano, Music Theory

Favorite Instruments

Hammond B3 Organ, Piano, Saxophone

Education

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Bachelors of Art degree in Music with Music Industry Emphasis

Performance Experience

Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Church Pianist/Keyboardist, Church Organist, Accompanist, Solo Pianist, Musical Pit Member, Piano Concerto, Marching Band

Teaching Experience

Active member of the Fayetteville Piano Teachers' Association, https://fayncpianoteachers.com/

About Chima

Chima Enwere was born in Los Angeles, and moved to Fayetteville at the age of two with his mom and two brothers. He found his passion for music very early in life. Prior to his eighth birthday, he told his mother all he wanted for his birthday was to be enrolled in piano lessons. Surely enough, his mother surprised him on his eighth birthday by taking him to his very first piano lesson. He fell in love with the piano from that very moment. At the time, little did he know that he would pursue music as a career.

Chima recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), 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 and Beth Maisonpierre, Dr. Seung-Ah Kim, and Dr. Mark Tollefsen all of which are seasoned professionals.

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 master classes. More information can be found at https://fayncpianoteachers.com/.

Chima currently serves as the rehearsal pianist/accompanist for Fayetteville Technical Community College’s choir, performs in a chamber ensemble at UNCP, and plays for two churches. In his very limited spare time, he practices hard in preparation for graduate school auditions in hopes to pursue a master’s degree in piano performance soon.

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