João Paulo Casarotti

João Paulo Casarotti

Seminar Assistant, The Dorothy Taubman Seminar

Coordinator of piano studies at Southern University, Baton Rouge


João Paulo Casarotti, a Brazilian pianist and pedagogue, received his M.M. in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University and M. M. in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Dakota. He earned a B. M. in Music Performance from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a Performance Diploma from the “Maestro Ernst Mahle” Music School of Piracicaba-Brazil, and a Performance Certificate from the National Academy of Music in Sofia–Bulgaria.

Mr. Casarotti maintains an active schedule involving performance, research and pedagogy presentations. He has performed with orchestras in Brazil and the US, as well as important venues as a solo and chamber pianist in Brazil, the US, Bulgaria, Argentina, Chile, Uruguai, and Paraguai. Mr. Casarotti specializes in the Taubman Approach and studied under the tutelage of Maria Del Pico Taylor. He served as the Assistant for the Taubman Seminar for 3 years and was the editor of Booklet of Musical Examples of the seminar.

Mr. Casarotti is the coordinator of piano studies at the Southern University, in Baton Rouge, where he teaches Piano Group Classes, Applied Piano Lessons and Piano Pedagogy. He is also a DMA Candidate in Piano Performance at Louisiana State University, under the instruction of Michael Gurt. Casarotti’s doctoral dissertation is about the work of the American Piano Pedagogue Dorothy Taubman.