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Rich Siegel has been a fixture on the New York music scene for many years, has appeared in top piano rooms including Bemelman’s at the Carlyle and Peacock Alley at the Waldorf-Astoria, top jazz clubs including Birdland and the Blue Note, and has appeared in piano rooms, jazz clubs, and festivals all over the world, including in France, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and West Africa. Rich appeared in the Off Broadway shows “Our Sinatra” and “Jacques Brel Returns”. He has provided piano accompaniment for many prominent singers in the jazz, cabaret, and pop genres. Currently he enjoys regular appearances at the Merion Inn in Cape May, NJ, and the Harvard Club in New York City. His peace activist CD “The Way to Peace” has received critical acclaim. Rich received a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and serves on the faculty of Crestwood Music Education Center in Eastchester, New York, in addition to his new position at Music & Arts. m Rich teaches piano, all styles, classical, pop, and jazz, and teaches voice to pop, Broadway, and jazz singers. Rich specializes in teaching students who sing at the piano or would like to.