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Piano Lessons Lakeville, MN

Piano Lessons in
Lakeville, MN

Musika has been offering Lakeville Piano Lessons since 2001. Our piano teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Lakeville Piano Teachers

Kimberly H

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Cello is my main instrument, but I have also been teaching piano, guitar, and violin for years.  I love teaching and the variety of finding the approach that works best for each individual student.  On a personal note, I was married in 2010 and had my first child, a boy, a year later.  I live in Northfield but commute up to the Eden Prairie/Chanhassen area for lessons every Monday.  I am also open to giving lessons at people's homes who are close to Highway 35 on the way to or from the Cities.

Minghui Phebe Y

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Minghui graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Piano Performance and Conducting. She is currently attending University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN to receive her Masters in Music Education: Piano Pedagogy. Phebe is originally from Singapore, and began playing piano at the age of three and found she really loved playing. She played for the National Youth Festival in Singapore and has also performed with choirs internationally. She recently accompanied the North Central University Chorale in a performance at Carnegie Hall, New York. Phebe has been teaching piano for 17 years, and passing on a genuine, life-long passion for music is her goal for teaching piano. She believes that music is a way to guide a student's artistic development, character, and a means for her students to serve others and glorify the Lord; to see her students succeed in their life endeavors.

Raluca B

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Raluca has established a strong career in the disciplines of piano performance and pedagogy. She is in her third year at the University of St. Thomas, pursuing a Master of Art degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy. She is studying piano with Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada. She works with all students, regardless of level, interests and ability, striving to instill courage and confidence. She carefully prepares for the piano lessons, providing the information step-by-step, following a lesson plan that helps student to learn incrementally and successfully. She knows how to balance the knowledge with the kindness and the humor. She believes that a supportive learning environment promotes a positive attitude toward music. Testimonials: "I wanted to thank you for being such a good person/teacher to my girls.  I so very much appreciate your patience with our schedule.  I value your talent so much and feel that you have impacted us in such a positive manner." Paula, Lakeville, MN "Thanks so much for all your work with our children this year. They really learned a lot with you!" Monica, St. Paul, MN "Thank you Raluca for your infinite patience with my daughter’s attitude.  I appreciate your creativity to adapt the lessons each week to find her interests." Mary, St. Paul, MN  

Tetsuya T

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Tetsuya Takeno grew up suburb of Tokyo, Japan.   In 2002, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Education for non-native Japanese speakers at International Christian University Tokyo, Japan.   He also graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance in Percussion, jazz emphasis (Summa Cum Laude 2007) and a Master of Music Performance, Percussion (2012) at Youngstown State University. While he was in master degree, he served as percussion graduate assistant at Youngstown State University. He had studied with Dr. Glenn Schaft, Junji Hirose, Rob Ferguson, Nathan Douds, Ron Coulter, Dr. Kent Engelhardt, Dr. Stephen Gage and Dr. Dave Morgan.        He began his career as a drummer for the Japanese college big band, Modern Music Society (MMS), while he attended International Christian University in Japan. He performed in the Yamano Big Band Jazz Contest three times with the Modern Music Society. At two of those contests, he received seventh and tenth places.  He recorded "Locus", a Modern Music Society album with guest artist Wayne Bergeron at Capital Records, Hollywood, CA in March 2003 while MMS USA West coast Tour. He toured as a cruise ship drummer on Caribbean and Alaskan cruise for the Holland America Line in 2008. He moved into St Paul, MN in 2010 after he finished his master degree at Youngstown State University. He has been working as a freelance musician performing with Electric Avenue (professional show band), Elemental Ensemble (theatre), and Smasara (contemporary jazz ensemble). As a member of Electric Avenue, he performed most of major casinos in Middle West of U.S.A.

Jacob A

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I'm a laid-back but passionate music instructor who really enjoys teaching students of all ages and all ability levels. I have been teaching regularly for 5 years and have learned immensely from the experiences myself, which I use to better teach students now. I have earned degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Illinois, and have performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the Midwest and East Coast. To further sharpen my skills as a teacher, I earned an additional master's degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois. I strive to remain as active as possible as a performer and teacher. 
 
 

Why Choose Musika

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Musika Qualified Teachers

Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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No Hidden Fees

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More Information About Piano Lessons

We recommend that students get either a full size piano, or a weighted keyboard for their lessons. It is very important to set up a practice schedule every day. You can purchase a basic keyboard at a local music store or an electronic store. Some students may also wish to rent a piano if they do not wish to invest in buying one right away. Digital keyboards offer a good choice for the beginning student because they are portable and easily stored in your home. Keyboards will start at 65 keys at the smallest amount and increase to a full size keyboard of 88 keys. The most common brands of keyboard are Casio, Yamaha, and Korg.
Musika deals primarily with home lessons for students. The location is the only difference between our in-home lessons and our studio lessons. As they do not have to travel to their lessons, home piano lessons can be highly convenient for those parents and students with a busy schedule - students will need a keyboard to practice on, however. For younger students in particular, having piano lessons in the comfort of their own home can be of great benefit. They will feel more safe and relaxed in familiar surroundings, allowing them to focus on learning and enjoying playing the piano.
Our teachers at Musika design their piano lessons around the needs and ability of each student. This means that lessons cater to a wide range of ability and experience levels, from those just starting to play the piano for the very first time, to students with already established skills and experience. For new learners, the aim is to get them playing simple songs as quickly as possible. To do so means teaching them the basics, such as scales, hand position, fingering technique, and chords. These are the essential skills for playing simple material. Beyond this, students can learn to develop their musical ear, sight read, read sheet music and chord charts, and general music theory. They will start to learn more complex chords and start applying them to more advanced compositions. Some students will already be excellent players, but want to develop particular skills, such as improvisational skills, or to study one specific type of piano playing, such as Blues or Classical piano.
Adults take up piano lessons for a number of different reasons. Some people want to reintroduce themselves to the instrument having once played it in the past, while others are looking for a new hobby or just to learn a new skill for fun! Whatever the reason, there are major benefits to learning the piano during adulthood. Learning piano technique can help retain fine motor skills and co-ordination, it can keep the mind sharp due to the complex thought processes and has shown to be good for preserving your hearing. Learning to play the piano can also be therapeutic, and is a great stress reliever.
Our recommended starting age for piano is 4 or 5, with students capable of playing the keys properly and with sufficient strength in the fingers and hands. Young students also should have begun learning to count and to read. No matter what the age may be, the piano is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of music, including music theory and basic composition techniques.

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