Clay Corso has been teaching piano with Lessons by Brooke & Co. since 2017 and enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels. He is a 2019 graduate of the Elmhurst College music program, majoring in Jazz Studies. During his time as a student, Clay enjoyed studying both classical and jazz piano while developing his performance skills through many ensembles. As a member of the Elmhurst College Jazz Band, he had the opportunity to tour internationally and perform alongside world-famous guest artists. He was a winner of the 2017 concerto competition and was selected to play alongside the orchestra as a featured performer. Post college, Clay spent his time professionally gigging in the Chicagoland area. Currently, Clay works for Epiphany Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, IL as pianist and organist. He is passionate about helping students explore creativity through music and developing their skills over time. In his free time, Clay enjoys working on his own musical projects, spending time outdoors, and watching tennis!
I never could have imagined the idea of having virtual piano lessons with a 5 year old and 8 year old working, but they do. Our teacher, Clay Corso, does a wonderful job guiding my children through their lessons on Zoom. The classes are great, my children are progressing, and it's been one of the few things that have felt "normal" while we've been homebound since March due to the pandemic. I really appreciate how Brooke and team have shifted their model to accommodate these crazy times and the children's needs. I'm truly grateful.