Faculty Profile

Francisco Ybarra

NMS Piano Faculty

The Executive Director and Founder of New Music School, Francisco Ybarra is also a distinguished concert pianist and educator. His recognitions are numerous and include the National Award for Private Teaching presented by Music Teachers National Association and for the past ten years has been known as a Steinway Educator. Francisco's teaching philosophies have also been published in several leading performing and pedagogical magazines such as Clavier Magazine. His most recent composition is in collaboration with Chicago Symphony Orchestra pianist Mary Sauer and Steinway Artists titled Coda and was released in 2009. In addition, he is frequently engaged as collaborator, an adjudicator for young artist competitions and has presented workshops throughout the Midwest. His principal teachers include internationally known pianists Dr. Robert Mayerovitch and Mary Sauer.