Daniela Koyen

Daniela K.

Saint Louis, MO

About Daniela K.

Background check: Last verified 10/04/2016
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Daniela teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 1994
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi ! My name is Daniela and I can't wait to meet you!
I have been teaching piano and theory since 1994 and have loved helping my students discover the beautiful world of music. Seeing my students grow into well rounded and educated people that love art, are able to recognize different styles of music, express their feelings and emotions on this wonderful instrument makes me really happy. My students range from people who simply want to learn how to play proficiently as a hobby to students who are considering making music their future career.
I strongly believe that a chance to go on a big stage and play on a great Steinway piano in front of people, makes a big difference in children's lives: teaches them self control, gives them great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Taking part in festivals and piano competitions helps with building high self esteem even more.
I look forward to helping you and your children to reach your goals!

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Experience

PIano Teacher

Sep 1994 - Present
World of Music

Teaching piano and theory to children and adults of various ages and levels.

Education

M.A. in Pedagogical Science Music

Sep 1988 - May 1993
The Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Sep 2000
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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19 Reviews on Daniela K.

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Krystal Nov 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter has never played a piano before and she was very nervous to start her first lesson. Daniela made my daughter's first lesson very interesting so now Krystal is looking forward to her second lesson w/o being nervous.
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Jin J. Nov 7, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson went very well. My teacher Daniela was very nice and succinct in her teaching which makes up for the somewhat disconnect online teaching format. The connection via takelesson was very noisy so we switched to using Skype midway and the rest was much better.
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Amaye P. Oct 18, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Amaye is having a good experience so far with Daniela-I will be scheduling her next 3 lessons
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Theresa S. Sep 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Daniela seems very skillful kind and patient. This will be a good investment!
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Tammy F. Aug 26, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
The first lesson was great and it was just like she was sitting next to me.
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Sarah Aug 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I've been seeing Daniela for piano lessons for a little over two months now. She has been a wonderful instructor and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to learn from her each week. I'm an adult student and it has been a joy to return to playing the piano under Daniela's guidance. I highly recommend her!
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Jeanne F. Jul 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Daniela is wonderful! She is so patient... even when my 5 and 7 year-olds are wiped out from their day and not so focused. Daniela is the first piano teacher for my 5 year old and 7 year old and they really enjoy their lessons with her... a great way to introduce piano to them. She's also very flexible with her days/times and always responds to calls/emails quickly. We've signed up for another set of sessions with her!
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Martin A. Apr 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am very pleased with Daniela as a piano teacher. She was very attentive to my unique set of needs and skills as an adult student with some playing experience, and set a course for me that will help me achieve the goals I had in mind. She is very kind and thoughtful with her recommendations for technique improvement, etc. I am looking forward to continuing with Daniela.
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Jasmine S. Feb 5, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs Daniela is very patient and sweet. She was very understanding with my daughter. I must say that I'm very please with her !
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Nick W. Jan 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable. She seeks to understand your goals and then tailors the courses around them. This to me is what separates her from the pack. I can't imagine finding a better teacher
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