DENISE BRUCKNO, piano teacher and jazz pianist, has over forty years of teaching and performing experience. Her education includes Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from West Chester University and private jazz studies. She was a faculty member for twenty-five years at Settlement Music School, the country’s largest community music school and has also taught privately. Her diverse performance background including classical, musical theatre and jazz performances combined with quality education and teaching experience give her an uncanny ability to write for young pianists. Popular solo piano arrangements include TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME, CANON IN D, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL in addition to charming one piano, four hands arrangements of ODE TO JOY and CHOPSTICKS.