Mario Rapaj is a pianist and conductor of European origin. He has studied classical piano since the age of six and has since been trained in Leipzig, Germany. He holds a master's degree in Conducting and in Music Education from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and has performed and conducted concerts in Albania, Germany, Czech Republic, and the U.S. Mario specializes in classical technique and improvisation and plays in venues both classical and contemporary. Mario is an active teacher and performer in the Dallas area and Europe. He is associated with Steinway Music Teacher National Association, ISAS, TPSMEA, etc.