Amanda Yadav

Amanda Y.

Minneapolis, MN
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About

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Amanda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2003

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.

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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

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.

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Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2015

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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Photos & Videos

M. Performing "Yankee Doodle/This Land is Your Land"
G. Performing "Pirate's Escapade".
M. Performing Water Lilies and Kaleidoscope Colors.
Studio goal setting project for the Spring.

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Look at those goals! Let's meet them!!!

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Proud student, proud teacher!

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12 Reviews

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Devan S. Dec 9, 2016
Piano · In studio

Devan had a great first lesson. Really excited to learn more! Thanks Amanda!

Greg Peterson Sep 29, 2016
Piano · In home

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!

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!!!

Heather May 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

Amanda has done a great job!

Weston C. May 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

She kept my 5 year old son engaged and excited about it the whole time!

Tony S. Apr 24, 2016
Piano · In home

Amanda is a friendly teacher who communicated and motivated my 9 year old well.

Melissa P. Jan 3, 2016
Piano · In home

First lesson with Amanda went very well -- great experience. Can't wait until the next lesson.

Hanna R. Dec 27, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

Thomas Oct 20, 2015
Piano · In studio

She has really tried to connect with my daughter to make learning the piano fun for her.

Mary Oct 1, 2015
Piano · In studio

Amanda was full of encouragement when my daughter started lessons. I highly recommend her if you have young beginners!

Catherine Sep 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

My daughter loved going to piano lessons with Amanda! I loved how patient she was.

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