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creative:impact - Those Who Can…Teach!

Oct 27, 2020

Levi Taylor
Credit Jack Seaman

An inspiring teacher ignites their students’ interest in learning, and Emmy-nominated composer and keyboardist Levi Taylor is such a piano instructor.  He joins Deb Polich and David Fair to talk about his love for teaching and how he has adapted distance learning methods to enhance his thriving piano instruction business in this time of COVID-19.  Be prepared to be inspired as you listen here to this edition of "creative:impact."


Deb Polich, President and CEO of the Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.

ABOUT LEVI TAYLOR

Levi Taylor
Credit Cullen Stephenson

Twice Michigan Emmy-nominated composer, Levi writes music for the University of Michigan, and the internationally acclaimed piano method Faber & Faber, while also keeping a busy teaching and performance schedule.  His music has served as the backdrop for film and television shows like the General Motors sponsored ‘First in Robotics’ competition, the Emmy award-winning documentary, ‘Racing the Sun’ and the University of Michigan’s highly anticipated 2017 bicentennial commencement speech, which marked the university’s 200th anniversary.

Prior to creating his music business in SE Michigan, Levi spent three years teaching English and touring as a keyboardist in Fukushima Japan with the late, great Norihido Endo of the blues band, Mascotts and the award-winning gospel group, the Aizu Mass Choir.

Those 3 years in Japan living, learning, and being lovingly embraced as an other amongst others reminds Levi to this day how quickly our differences fade when we willingly come together and simply listen to each other’s stories.

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Levi Taylor

Levi Taylor on piano
Credit Jack Seaman

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