Well-regarded piano teacher and composer of educational material whose name fell into the footnotes of history.
He was not encouraged to pursue music as a child. His focus was on literature and history instead.
He was a popular teacher among Parisian aristocrats for approximately 35 years.
He was born to a naturalized Greek father and a mother of French ancestry who was also a talented Italian opera singer.
He was turned down as a pupil by Frederic Chopin.