FAQ

Q:
“Stan, can my children watch you work?”

Absolutely, as a parent of four boys, grandparent of three girls and a retired music and special education teacher, I am comfortable being around children and I enjoy showing them just how their piano works.

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“Stan, are you OK with my dogs? . . . are you allergic to cats?”

Yes, I enjoy dogs and we’re proud owners of ‘Birkie’ & Lilly (our Westie (now gone) and ‘YoWestie . . . Westie / Yorkie mix).

No, I’m not allergic to cats and much like kids, I enjoy their curiosity!

Q:
“Stan, can you come in the evening, on Saturday or on Sunday?”

Yes, I can. I provide services to many clients in the evenings and on Saturdays but Sunday is my day of rest.

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Q:
“Stan, can you recommend piano teachers for my children?”

Yes, I can.

Plymouth Area

Keynote Studio instructs children and adults in a home setting and lessons are given on a Mason Hamlin grand piano. Students comment on what a touch the piano has and it’s fun to play. Sheila can be reached by phone at 763-475-9154. Please feel free to text her at that number, too.

Risser Music instructs children and adults in piano and voice lessons given on a Young Chang grand piano as well as digital pianos. Her library of music is beyond measure. Faith Risser Swenson, owner, is a graduate of St. Olaf College. She is currently taking new students and can be reached by phone at 763-473-4385 or by email.

Minnetonka Area

Jane Henderson Piano Studio – Jane is a classmate of mine from Luther College. She is excellent with small children and uses Apple software for fun theory lessons. She teaches in her home and students learn to play on a beautiful Yamaha grand piano. Jane can be reached by phone at 952-470-0105 or by email.

Eden Prairie Area

Brenda B. Ten Cate, Harmonies in the Home – Brenda provides piano lessons in her client’s home. She is a graduate of Concordia College, St. Paul with a major in music piano performance and a member of Minnesota Music Teachers Association. She works full time teaching piano. Brenda can be reached by phone at 612-220-8641 or by email.

St. Anthony / NE Minneapolis Area

Andersen Piano Studio – Deanna has been teaching piano for 28 years. She is an active member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Education, Piano Pedagogy from the University of St. Thomas. She teaches piano in her home and students learn on her beautiful Yamaha grand piano. Deanna can be reached by phone at 612-636-1770 or by email. You can also visit Deanna’s website for more detailed information about schedule and events.

Blaine Area

Jenny Park Piano Studio – Jenny has a graduate degree in piano performance from Claremount Graduate School in Claremount, CA. Since moving to the Twin Cities area she has been active in teaching piano and violin lessons. She teaches piano in her home and students learn on a wonderful Bosendorfer piano. Jenny has openings for home school children wishing to take lessons during the day. Jenny can be reached by phone at 763-208-8814 or email.

Andover Area

Cornerstone Piano School – Connie teaches all levels of students and currently has openings for beginning students (both elementary and teenagers). Connie teaches in her home and students learn to play piano on her Kawai grand piano. Connie is a very active member of the local chapter of the Association of Professional Piano Instructors and believes that all students are musical. She can be reached by phone at 763-422-4040 and or email.

The Minnesota Piano Teachers Directory is a helpful link for finding other qualified piano teachers in the metro area.

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Q:
“Stan, how far do you travel?”

I service an 80 mile range from my home base in Western area of Plymouth, MN. I work throughout the entire Twin Cities metro area, so call!

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“Stan, do you refinish pianos or can you recommend anyone who can help us with this?”

I can take care of minor problems in your home.

For most repairs to the finish of your piano that can be done on-site, I recommend calling my friend, John Keane at his shop. Call 952-447-4082. John does restorations to piano finishes, violin and guitar repair and restoration.

For entire piano restoration including case refinishing, I recommend calling my good friend, Ken Hannah at his shop – 651-450-1218. Ken does complete restoration of pianos and restores/replaces soundboard, pinblock, plate, action, keybed and pedal systems.

Q:
“Stan, do you install, upgrade or repair Yamaha Disklavier player piano systems?”

No, I refer Yamaha Disklavier support Carlson Piano Works, located in Plymouth and Woodbury. Call Kirby Smith, Manager, at 763-533-6117

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Q:
“Stan, can you recommend piano movers?”

Yes,
Piano Movers Extraordinaire pianomoversextra.com Call: 763-784-8123

Manny’s Piano Moving mannyspianomovinginc.com Call: 612-529-4268

Q:
“Stan, Do you know of a place where I can donate my old, tired and worn out piano?”

Yes! Contact Keys 4/4 Kids located in St. Paul keys44kids.org/
Keys 4/4 Kids is a non profit organization that accepts, restores and sells donated pianos giving the proceeds to local music and arts programs for children.

If your question is not listed please send me a message and I’d be glad to review and promptly send you a reply.

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