Concert Pianist, Teacher, Coach, and Adjudicator. Studied with Jonathan Feldman at Juilliard of the NY Philharmonic, the late Israeli virtuoso Natan Brand, Edna Golandsky of the Dorothy Taubman Technique in NY and the Amherst, Massachusetts summer seminars, and Blanche Abram of the American Chamber Ensemble.
He has earned a B.S. in Music Education, Hofstra University with further studies at 92nd St. Y as solo and rehearsal pianist. Additional performance experience at Carnegie Recital Hall and other venues includes Chamber Music Recitals, Opera, Art Songs, Ballet, and Modern Dance at Nassau Community College.
Adjudications for: Chiang-Yen-Weh International Competition for Chinese and Western Music; The National Guild of Piano Teachers (including Guild Headquarters in Austin, TX); Music Teachers National Association (MTNA); New Jersey Shore Music Educators; Connecticut Chopin Festival; New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA); Friday Music Club in Hewlett, NY; Westchester, NY Musicians Guild; Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island, NY; Piano Teachers Congress NYC; Associated Music Teachers League NYC; New Jersey Saint Cecilia Society Competition; Golden Key Music Festival of New Jersey.
Mr. Graziose has gained a reputation for Master Classes and Lectures on Technique and Interpretation and also as a diagnostician for all kinds of injury and hand problems. Presentations have included: National Guild in NY, Maryland, California, University of San Diego, Lessons in Progress Series at Hoff-Barthelson Conservatory in Westchester, NY and Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation, NY.
Current memberships include Association Music Teachers League, NYC, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation.
With forty years of teaching experience, he has been an adjunct teacher for SUNY Stony Brook, and has prepared students for prestigious conservatories, universities and music schools.