ST. PAUL PIANO LESSONS

KEIKO TAKAHASHI

Available: 3:00-9:00 PM Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 10:00-3:00 Saturday.

Keiko Takahashi began playing the piano at age 6, in her school located in the north of Japan. Her first piano teacher taught her until 4th grade. She had two more teachers through middle school and high school. In 1966 she entered the University of Yamagata; College of Education and Music. She was educated by professor Hiroshi Kanai, a concert pianist and instructor. After graduating, Keiko became a high school music teacher at Yomohama for three years. She then went on to work with the Yamaha music school for two years. From 1975 until 1997 Keiko ran her own private lesson piano studio. In 2000 she came to the USA as a Christian missionary. In addition to her work as a missionary, she was asked to be the church pianist and to also give young people music education. From 2003 until 2016 she taught at her church. Keiko loves piano ensembles, piano duos, and piano accompaniment. She is very welcoming of teaching all ages, from young children to adults. 


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Sharon Seo

Available: 6:30-9:00 Tuesdays

Canadian pianist, Dr. Sharon (Jinmyeong) Seo completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano & Coaching at University of Minnesota. Dr. Sharon Seo has worked and played as a pianist with numerous instrumentalists, singers, choirs, and opera throughout South Korea, Canada, Germany, Italy, and States. As an experienced, enthusiastic, and talented piano instructor, she is able to teach diverse repertoire music in different ages and levels. She loves the process of helping students to enjoy music and develop their musical abilities. Along with being a piano instructor, she teaches music theory, which helps students to understand music elements such as rhythms, forms, harmony, and ear training.

She holds her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Brandon University in Canada, and her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano & Coaching at University of Minnesota. She believes music education is a lifelong process, and that each student presents individual talents, and that the role of the teacher is not only to convey knowledge, but also to serve as a mentor.