In 1988 Regina Ziliani accepted her first piano student, while Regina was still in high school. She maintained a large studio throughout college teaching in her home studio, local private schools and at Case Brothers Pianos. Regina was named Daniel Music Scholar at Converse College, and while a student also continued her violin study as well, performing with the Converse Chamber Ensemble and the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic. In 2001 Regina moved to San Jose, CA and accepted the position of piano instructor on faculty at Campbell Music School. Then in 2004 she and her husband, Jeff, moved to Charlotte, NC. Regina never expected her home studio in Charlotte to grow so quickly, but soon she would hire an assistant teacher and grow to 84 piano students. It became evident that the area needed more music teachers, and needed a professional music school…Charlotte Academy of Music (CAM). In August of 2008 Regina opened the doors to the Academy, realizing a lifetime dream of providing a school where students of all ages and instruments have opportunities to study with master teachers and participate in many enriching arts classes, ensembles and events. CAM now offers classes in piano, voice, guitar, strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. CAM is also proud to offer KiddyKeys®, a music program for preschoolers. In addition, CAM is home of the Charlotte Youth Repertory Theatre and imaginART.
Regina’s students are active participants in the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. Many have also actively participated as State, National and International Winners at the National Piano Guild Playing Auditions. Regina’s students consistently receive “Superior” ratings at NCMTA, NFMC Piano Festival and the NFMC Piano Scholarship Fesitval. Regina Ziliani was blessed to study with wonderful pedagogues and performers such as Dr. Hao Huang, Dr. George Lucktenburg, Lera Borden, and Dr. Henry Janiec, former conductor of the Charlotte Symphony.
Regina holds professional memberships with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), NC Music Teachers National Association, National Guild of Piano Teachers, Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum and the National Federation of Music Clubs. She has served as Adjudicator for the National Piano Guild Playing Auditions and the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival.
Regina is married to Jeff, her favorite piano duet partner. They have a very active 3 year old son, Evan, who loves to sing!