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Piano Lessons St paul, MN

Piano Lessons in
St paul, MN

Musika has been offering St paul 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 St paul Piano Teachers

Armen S

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As a child, I loved to sing. Although I could not understand the words, I relied on the sounds and melodies of songs—songs that were Russian, Armenian, and even English. I believe my concentration on the music and not the words lead me into my passion for the piano, which I started playing at the age of eight. Performing the Bach Preludes for my first concert, I was attached to the energy and spirit of the piano. As my skills developed, my desire to become a solo pianist grew. I am passionate about music, and I work to perfect my technique, striving to bring out the composer’s intentions in whatever piece I perform. Fundamentally, my interpretations stem from my life’s experiences: from the difficulties of becoming a classical musician to leaving my family in Armenia for Germany in order to pursue my passion for piano. I have been brought up in the Russian/Soviet traditions of piano performance. I studied in Armenia and entered competitions in order to pursue a career as a concert pianist. However, my endeavors have led me towards experiences not merely as a soloist but also as a chamber musician. In Armenia I studied with Rosa Tandilyan who was responsible for my early training and for giving me a solid music education as an aspiring young pianist. Her relentless dedication to pedagogy provided me with top rate instruction, and gave me the foundation on which all my professional success was obtained. After winning the LB Bank Scholarship for Young Musicians (Germany), I moved to Karlsruhe, Germany, to study with Professor Olga Rissin at the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik. In Germany, I have performed numerous concerts as a soloist, receiving an invitation to record Bach’s Busoni Chaconne for the SWR Radio Station in Southern Germany. In 2010  I came to US and completed Artist Diploma at Hamline International Piano Institute with professor Alexander Braginsky.

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.

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.

Irene G

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I'm loving-music, passionate, and creative teacher, who wants to nurture the same in my students, help them to evolve  and develop the musical taste for more fulfilled life.  In 1993, I graduated from South-Ukrainian National Pedagogical University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Pedagogy. I worked as an accompanist, producer and piano/vocal teacher in schools, Children Creative centers, Musical Theater. 
 
 

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More Information About Piano Lessons

We recommend that students get either a full size piano, or an 88-key, weighted hammer action keyboard for their lessons and practice. A real acoustic piano will provide the most satisfying learning experience, however, due to the costs and size of the instrument, a keyboard is often the more convenient option. Weighted keys will respond most like those of an acoustic piano, and keyboards have the added bonus of being portable and compatible with headphones. The most popular brands of keyboard or digital piano are Yamaha, Casio, Korg and Roland.
Music lessons in your home offer a convenient option to learning music! Most of our students request in home lessons for this reason. As long as you have a piano or keyboard in your home, then you should be all set to start your lessons! Children who have never played an instrument before may feel more comfortable studying in their own home, as it may be less intimidating than going somewhere else. In home lessons decrease the time and gas money spent traveling to a different location.
Whether you have an interest in learning to play Rock, Jazz, Romantic or Classical piano, our piano teachers can help develop your playing through one-on-one lessons. Our teachers can also prepare you for exams, recitals and performances. For beginners, the basics will be taught. This will include learning the correct posture, hand position and fingering technique. It will include learning the notes and scales of the piano, learning basic chords and chord progressions, developing the musical ear and learning to apply these things to simple songs. Intermediate players will work on more exotic chords and playing such as diminished chords, 7th chords and applying these things to more challenging compositions. All students can develop their sight reading, ability to interpret sheet music and chord charts. Advanced students can study a particular composer o genre, can develop their repertoire, or work on their improvisational skills.
Studying piano as an adult is a fun and educational experience. You will learn the technique of the instrument, and various selections of repertoire tailored to your needs and goals. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, our instructor can help you improve your skills on the instrument. Many of our adult students enjoy playing their music at local clubs and venues in their communities.
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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