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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.

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. 

Kayla B

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I'm a very passionate and energetic teacher who loves working with students. I have been a musician for 15 years and teaching for over 10 years. I majored in music as a flautist and learned piano, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings while I was in college. My performance experiences have only strenthened my belief that music should be a part of every person's life. 
 
 

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More Information About Piano Lessons

Some most popular keyboard or digital piano brands are Casio, Yamaha, Korg and Roland. When buying a keyboard, look for ones that have 61 - 88 keys, and have weighted hammer action. This means your keyboard will most closely resemble the playability of a real piano. Keyboards are convenient as they are cheap, space saving, portable and can be played with headphones. If it is within your means, we highly recommend investing in an acoustic piano, such as an upright, as they are better built and more satisfying to play.
Taking piano lessons from the comfort of your own home is the most convenient way of learning to the play the instrument. Finding the additional time out of a busy schedule to transport your child to and from their lessons can be difficult, making home lessons a convenient, time and money saving option. The only thing necessary for home lessons is a keyboard or piano to play on! There is no difference between the lesson content of studio or home lessons - only the location is different. Home lessons help provide a safe, familiar and comfortable learning environment for students.
All students start their lessons at different levels of experience and with different aims and goals in mind. For beginner students who are new to the piano, lessons will be devised to give students the fundamentals of good piano playing. Students will learn the correct posture, hand position and fingering techniques for playing scales and chords. Students can develop these skills through practising scales, arpeggios and simple melodies using both hands. For advanced students, they will cover more intricate skills, such as creating runs and fills to add interest and variation to their playing, to develop their repertoire of pieces they can play and to develop their sight reading. Some students may have a specific genre that they are interested in learning, such as jazz piano. Students will learn the musical theory and techniques that underly a host of musical genres. Musika teachers are able to recommend books or specific areas of additional study that they feel will advance each individual student and help to achieve their goals.
Taking piano lessons as an adult is a great way to learn a new skill and have fun at the same time. Our instructors can help you learn from the very basic level if you are a beginner, or if you are an advanced player they can help you refine your skills. Adult lessons will focus on learning the technique of the instrument, including how to read music, chords, and learning repertoire
Learning to play the piano as a child is a fun, rewarding and vastly beneficial to their overall development. Children can develop their motor-skills, dexterity and coordination through technical piano playing - learning scales, chords and correct fingering. Young students can also develop their concentration, listening skills and ability to master complex thought processes through theory, repertoire and student-teacher feedback. Learning to play the piano can also be character building, such as instilling a hard-working attitude, developing self-discipline and confidence through practice, taking exams, enter competitions or performing recitals.

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