Piano

Briana McGrance

Briana McGrane

February 15, 2021

Briana McGrane, a Twin Cities native, began studying piano at the age of eight. She began teaching private piano lessons in high school. While in high school, she participated in Minnesota’s All-State Band and Orchestra, as well as the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and Minnesota Youth Symphonies. Briana has studied numerous instruments including piano,…

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Zhiyi Ge

February 9, 2021

Ms. Zhiyi Ge is an active performer and teacher living in Minneapolis. She was interviewed by SDArt magazine “Her music is much mature than her actual age”. She was born into an artistic family in China, made her first solo recital debut at the age of 12 . She received second prize in Haiziman Eastern Youth…

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Julie Lueck

December 1, 2020

Since moving to Minnesota in 2002, Youngju (Julie) received a Master’s degree in piano performance at Minnesota State University in Mankato and she also received a Master’s degree in organ performance at University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Previously she had received a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance and Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in…

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Michelle Teyvel

October 8, 2020

Michelle Teyvel is a classical pianist and accompanist at Perpich Arts High School. She has been studying with Dr. Michael Min since March of 2018. Michelle specializes in performance, technique, accompanying, and composition. Her musical interests are Classical, Blues, Folk, Pop, and Country. Michelle has been an accompanist since her sophomore year in high school,…

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Garret O’Connell

September 10, 2020

After graduating from Luther College in 2019 with a degree in music education, Garrett O’Connell moved to the Twin Cities. He has played piano for 15 years and loves to play in musicals. Additionally, he competed in the Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance. He currently serves as the youth music…

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Irina Tkachenko

September 10, 2020

Irina Tkachenko received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano from The Music College in Belarus and her Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the Belorussian State Conservatory named after Lunacharsky in Minsk in 1987. Irina was the soloist and accompanist of Chamber Orchestra in the Belorussian State Conservatory. Irina started her work as piano teacher and…

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Tracy Kucherov

August 26, 2020

Tracy Kucherov is a native of the Twin Cities and holds a BA in music education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She has taught both piano and clarinet in studio, church and home settings for over twenty years. Having lived and taught in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Jordan, she has a wide range of experience…

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Cantor Mitchell Kowitz

January 6, 2020

Music has always been a central part of Cantor Mitch’s life. He grew up in Jacksonville, FL. where he was an active part of Jacksonville’s City Music Festivals. He played Lil’ Abner in “ Lil’ Abner”, Lun Tha in The King and I, and, as an 18 year old, sang “Laporello’s Catalogue Aria” from “…

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Margarita Dorfman

Margarita Dorfman

April 25, 2019

Margarita was born and raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan. During her school years and throughout college, she became a winner in many piano contests. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tchaikovsky College of Music in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Collaborative Music. She received her Master Degree from the Kazakhstan National Conservatory of Music in…

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Amanda Godin

Amanda Godin

August 26, 2018

Amanda began playing piano when she was three years old in the YAMAHA music program. She started private lessons at age seven and continued under various instructors, including Dr. Paul Wirth. Throughout the years, Amanda has attended music festivals including the Masterworks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana as well as the Young Artist World Piano…

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Galina Ikhareva Piano

Galina Ikhareva

June 7, 2018

Galina was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) into a family of pianists and artists. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in the areas of Solo Performance, Chamber Music, and Piano Pedagogy. Her Masters of Music was earned at the Leningrad Conservatory of Music in Solo and Chamber Ensemble Piano…

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Ming-Hui Lin

October 25, 2017

Born in Taiwan, Ming-Hui Lin started to play piano and flute at age 6. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in flute performance and secondary area in music theory at the University of Minnesota studying with Immanuel Davis. In 2015 Spring, Ming-Hui got her Master of Music degree in flute performing and was awarded…

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Adrian

Adrian Volovets

April 19, 2017

Adrian is working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Pipe Organ Performance at The University of Minnesota School of Music. With musical interests ranging from baroque to jazz, Adrian draws upon a diverse set of influences and genres in his performances. His biggest inspiration is Karl Richter, the world-famous conductor, organist, harpsichordist, and choirmaster. He has…

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Yelena Tsvetovat

Yelena Tsvetovat

January 29, 2017

With over 40 years of teaching experience, Yelena Tsvetovat is a true seasoned professional. She has graduated from Leningrad College and Saratov Conservatory of Music in Russia and taught piano in St. Petersburg. In the U.S, Yelena has worked as a private instructor in her piano studio, and an early childhood teacher at McPhail Center…

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Daniel J. Coe

September 18, 2016

A versatile Classical and Jazz pianist Daniel studied music education at Ithaca College, graduating with honors. He then earned an MM in music composition at the University of Florida. Daniel has shared his musical talents with Aerosmith, Yoko Ono, Marina V, Danielle Evin, The Trews, The New York Dolls, David Johansen, Tim Hockenberry, Jennifer Cella,…

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Mark Hedman

November 12, 2015

Mark Hedman was born in Philadelphia, PA, and educated at West Chester University, where he was the winner of the Junior year Piano Competition. He earned the B. S. in Music Education with a Vocal-Choral concentration, and a Master’s in Music in Piano Performance. Attracted by the musical and cultural scene, Mark moved to the…

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Jacob Sergeant - Piano

Jacob Sergeant

November 3, 2015

Pianist Jacob Sergeant, a native of the Twin Cities, started playing at the age of two. In piano he has competed in various national and international competitions, and in music has volunteered for various groups and organizations, including the Minnesota Chorale, the University of Minnesota, and Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. He has a strong passion…

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Laura Vosika

Laura Vosika

July 13, 2015

Laura Vosika teaches harp, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. She began organ lessons at the age of 7, and trombone at the age of 11. From there, she steadily added multiple instruments to her repertoire. She holds a B.A. Music from Lawrence University, and an M.S. Education from Old Dominion University. She has enjoyed…

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Elena Kramer – Owner

July 13, 2015

Elena received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Kharkov Conservatory of Music, and her Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy/Performance from Melitopol Institute of Music in Ukraine. For the past 30 years, she has been teaching students in Ukraine and in the United States. She is the co-owner of Kramer’s School of Music in Eden…

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Eleonora Fishman- Owner

July 13, 2015

Eleonora Fishman holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance and pedagogy. She has been an active performer, accompanist, adjudicator, and teacher since 2003. She is a co-owner of Kramer’s School of Music in Eden Prairie and Plymouth, Minnesota. Mrs. Fishman began playing piano and violin at the age of five in her hometown of…

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Dr. Larissa Simanenkova

July 13, 2015

Dr. Larissa Simanenkova is a Piano Teacher and Piano Performer with over 41 years of Experience. Larissa is a 1st Place Winner of College Young Artist Competition of Russian Federation. She holds her BA degree with Honor in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, Master degree with Honors in Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano Performance and Piano…

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Irene Merz

July 13, 2015

Irine is an academically trained musician, performer and teacher accomplished in a wide variety of musical styles, from classical to traditional and folk music. Irine is experienced in entertaining live audiences at concert halls, operas, music theaters, hospitals and nursing homes. She is eager to bring professional expertise to all skill levels, from beginners to…

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Seda Bagdasarova

July 13, 2015

Seda was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. She started taking piano lessons at the age of six. At the age of 16, she was admitted to the Azerbaijan Music College, majoring in Choir Conducting/Piano. Seda worked as a soloist with a pop/jazz ensemble. After college, Seda spent two years in a program emphasizing theatrical acting skills…

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Olga Platova

July 13, 2015

In 1992 Olga entered the College of Music named after A. Schnittke (in Moscow, Russia). Olga studied music for 9 years in colleges and universities. She graduated with a bachelors and master’s degrees in music. During the years of training, she took part with the student choir and orchestra in various competitions, celebrations and concerts.…

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Galina Shatskaya

July 13, 2015

Galina Shatskaya is a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. She offers more than 30 years of piano teaching experience and adheres to the highest standards of professionalism. Mrs. Shatskaya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College and Master of Arts Degree in Pedagogy…

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Yaroslava Leonova

July 13, 2015

Yaroslava Leonova graduated from Academy of Music, Theater, and Fine Arts in Chisinau, Moldova with a Bachelor’s Degree in June, 2006. She worked as piano accompanist playing with wide variety of students, singers, string instruments, and actors. At the same time, she offered private piano lessons for students of all ages. Yaroslava worked at various…

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