Spry, Walter

1868-

 

American musician; an excellent pianist, organist and composer. He was born in Chicago, of English parents, and from early childhood showed unusual talent for music. He received his early training from some of the best local instructors, among them Clarence Eddy. Mr. Spry pursued his advanced studies in Europe with Professor Leschetizky, Vienna, also at the Royal High School of Music in Berlin with Professor Rudorff in piano, and with Professor Bargiel in composition. Later he studied orchestration with Professor Rousseau in Paris. Mr. Spry has made extensive concert tours in this country, and fills an important place as an educator, being director of The Walter Spry Piano School, Chicago.