Eastern Shield

John Silva

Piano Instructor, Music Theory Adjunct

Workman Room 201

John is active as a performer and has performed internationally as a soloist and as part of ensembles. His teachers include the esteemed pianists Abbey Simon and Douglas Finch. He also studied composition and theory with Dr. Daniel Barta and Dr. William Pursell. He is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music and received the Master of Music degree in performance as a scholarship student at the Trinity College of Music in London, UK.


Master of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire
Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM)

Courses Taught
  • MUSI 195/196, Piano Lessons
  • MUSI 104, Musicianship I
  • MUSI 104L, Aural Skills I
  • MUSI 203, Musicianship II
  • MUSI 203L, Aural Skills II
  • MUSI 204, Musicianship III
  • MUSI 204L, Aural Skills III
Research or Performance Interests

The effect of interpretive and mechanical techniques on piano tone production.