Amanda Yadav

Amanda Y.

Minneapolis, MN

About Amanda Y.

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Amanda teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2003
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi! My name is Amanda and I have been teaching private lessons since 2002. I teach both French Horn and Piano lessons in my home studio or at your home. I believe that everybody learns differently so there is no "cookie cutter" lesson plan with me. Your lessons will be tailored to your musical interests and style of learning. Young beginning piano students can expect to learn theory through games and coloring projects for example. I strive for a dynamic studio so that all involved have fun learning.

I am also a registered Wunderkeys instructor. Wunderkeys is a piano method specifically designed for preschoolers aged 3-5 years old. Using pictures, rhymes, singing, games, and more, lessons are so much fun that students don't even realize they're learning! Children don't need to have any musical background or knowledge to learn with the Wunderkeys method.

I hold a Bachelors degree in French Horn performance from the University of MN-Duluth with piano being my secondary instrument. I also hold a Master's Degree from Wichita State University. I held the position of Assistant French Horn in the Wichita Symphony and have freelanced and subbed with numerous orchestras and groups in the midwest including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra.

Photos and Videos

M. Performing "Yankee Doodle/This Land is Your Land"

Experience

Private Lessons

Jan 2002 - Present
Home Studio

I currently have a home studio where I teach Piano and French Horn.

Freelance Horn

Jan 2002 - Present
Self

I have been a freelance Horn player since about 2002 throughout the Midwest. I have performed with opera companies, Broadway productions, and symphonies in Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Assistant Horn

Aug 2007 - Jun 2009
Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Section Horn

Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
Wichita Grand Opera

French Horn Instructor

Jun 2005 - Jun 2009
Bloomfield Scholarship Program

I taught French Horn to middle school and high school age students who were awarded lessons through the Bloomfield Scholarship Program in Wichita, KS.

Music Instructor

Aug 2003 - Aug 2004
North Star Music Academy

I taught beginning piano as well as trumpet and trombone to at risk youth.

French Horn Section Coach

Jun 2002 - Aug 2003
Northland Youth Music Program

Education

Master of Music - French Horn Performance

Aug 2004 - May 2007
Wichita State University

Bachelor of Music - French Horn Performance

Aug 2000 - May 2004
University of MN-Duluth

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Wunderkeys

Jan 2016
Teach Music Today Learning Solutions

I am a registered Wunderkeys instructor. Wunderkeys is a piano method specifically designed for preschoolers aged 3-5 years old. Using pictures, rhymes, singing, games, and more, lessons are so much fun that students don't even realize they're learning! Children don't need to have any musical background or knowledge to learn with the Wunderkeys method.

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Aug 2015
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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12 Reviews on Amanda Y.

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Devan S. Dec 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Devan had a great first lesson. Really excited to learn more! Thanks Amanda!
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Greg Peterson Sep 29, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has been taking lessons from Amanda for 9 months now. She looks forward to her lesson each week because she likes Amanda's teaching style and comfortable home studio. It really is a good environment for learning. Thank you Amanda!
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Jocelyn Hammonds May 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Very patient. Works well with my quiet, shy child. He leaves with a smile on his face, excited and confident about what he's learning. I am soo surprised how fast he is learning something soo new to him. Very good teacher!!!
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Heather May 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda has done a great job!
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Weston C. May 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She kept my 5 year old son engaged and excited about it the whole time!
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Tony S. Apr 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Amanda is a friendly teacher who communicated and motivated my 9 year old well.
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Melissa P. Jan 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson with Amanda went very well -- great experience. Can't wait until the next lesson.
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Hanna R. Dec 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 8 year old son has focusing issues and is tough to reel in at times. He loves his lessons with Amanda. She makes them fun by playing games and helping him write his own music. She is so patient and calm with him. He looks forward to his lessons and always wishes he could say longer. I would highly recommend Amanda!
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Thomas Oct 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
She has really tried to connect with my daughter to make learning the piano fun.
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Thomas Oct 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
She has really tried to connect with my daughter to make learning the piano fun for her.
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