Ron Palka

ron palkaRonald Palka is an active and versatile musician and teacher. Among his many musical roles, he has appeared as solo recitalist, orchestral soloist, vocal accompanist, chamber musician, church organist, choir director, and adjudicator.

Mr. Palka’s performances have taken him as far afield as Brazil, where he was invited to teach and perform for the Music Foundation of Capão da Canoa. He performs regularly in Cleveland as a member of the Double Digit Piano Duo (with pianist Coren Estrin Mino) and is the official accompanist for the Coastliners, an ensemble from the North Coast Men's Chorus.

A native of Olmsted Falls, Mr. Palka began his studies with Edwin Erickson of Berea and later went on to work with British pianist, Clive Lythgoe and Phillip Kawin of the Manhattan School of Music. In addition to his MM in performance from Manhattan School, Mr. Palka is also a degreed librarian from Kent State University. His students have won performance and composition prizes and have been heard on Cleveland’s WCLV.

Click here to listen to Ron and Coren (Double Digit Piano Duo) performing at the Bop Stop in Cleveland as presented by The Music Settlement.  Click here to listen to the Cleveland Ovations intermission interview.

Bachelor of Music, Queens College, 1990
Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music, 1992
Master of Library Science, Kent State University, 1995