John OlearchickJohn Olearchick

John Olearchick, Piano(back to musicians page)

Favorite Quote:
"I'll play it first and tell you what it is later." - Miles Davis

Favorite composer(s) to listen to?
Wayne Shorter

Favorite composer(s) to perform?
Thelonius Monk

Random Fact:
In my free time, I'm addicted to watching videos of intellectual debates and lectures by Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christopher Hitchens, and similar figures.

If you could blink your eyes and be in a favorite place right now, where would it be?
New York City

A freelance pianist and teacher in the Orlando area, John earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Seton Hill University in 2011 and a Master of Arts from the University of Central Florida in 2015.   John has enjoyed a versatile music career over the past several years, including the following positions: Graduate Teaching Associate at the University of Central Florida, Ballet pianist at the School of Performing Arts, Staff accompanist at Valencia Community College, Music Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg, K-8 General Music and Chorus Teacher at Mary Queen of Apostles School, and Church Organist at Mt. Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church.  The knowledge gained from these musical experiences (along with hundreds of jazz and classical gigs) serves to benefit each of John’s students.  Whether you are taking piano lessons for your own personal enjoyment or in preparation for a major All-State audition, John offers a well-rounded and practical approach that promotes proper development and gratification!