Daniela Koyen
Saint Louis, MO
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Daniela Koyen

Daniela K.

Saint Louis, MO
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learning music theory through games can be a lot of fun and will give the student much needed foundation for playing any musical instrument.

About Daniela K.

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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Farrah S.
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Daniela was great at helping my daughter feel more comfortable during her first lesson. She was very knowledgeable and gave really good advice to take home and work on.

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Vidita S.

Daniela was very patient with my child. My daughter was a little nervous but Daniela made her comfortable and boosted her confidence.

Posted Dec 7, 2019
Tammy F.
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Daniela is wonderful and our lessons are always fun. She lets me play pieces that I enjoy plus introduces me to new music that she believes I will also enjoy. She allows me to play freely but will correct my mistakes (wrong fingering :). But this only make me a better player and learning a new piece easier. As an adult learner I cannot say enough good things about her and her style. I really enjoy my lessons with her and I highly recommend her.

Posted Sep 4, 2019
Nathan
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Daniela is obviously a skilled piano teacher. She connects well with my 8 year old son, and I am continually surprised by all of the details that she is able to perceive over skype- every finger placement, gesture, etc. She is careful, thorough, and kind. We are thankful to have found her.

Posted Jan 30, 2019
Cole
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It was really fun.

Posted Jan 27, 2019
Tammy F.
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Daniela is great. As an adult learner, I need flexibility of scheduling sometimes and of course, a lot of patience. Daniela always makes our sessions fun even when I am struggling through a piece. She is a great teacher and musician. I really enjoy our lessons and she has really helped me see progress.

Posted Jul 2, 2018
Scott
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After my first lesson with Daniela I knew she was the perfect instructor. She was very patient but didn't let you slide when you messed something up. That means a lot as an adult learning to play. If you are looking for an instructor, look no further than Daniela.

Posted Jun 1, 2017
Andrea P.
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She is a skillful pianist and a talented musician. Video and sound quality over her side is well equipped for the online lessons.

Posted Apr 10, 2017
Riley C.
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So far, wonderful experience - kids enjoy her and she is making sure they learn ;) Thanks!

Posted Mar 28, 2017
Jennifer
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I really enjoyed my first lesson! Looking forward to next week!

Posted Feb 1, 2017
Krystal
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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.

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Jin J.
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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.

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Amaye P.
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Amaye is having a good experience so far with Daniela-I will be scheduling her next 3 lessons

Posted Oct 18, 2016
Theresa S.
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Daniela seems very skillful kind and patient. This will be a good investment!

Posted Sep 13, 2016
Tammy F.
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The first lesson was great and it was just like she was sitting next to me.

Posted Aug 26, 2016
Sarah
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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!

Posted Aug 3, 2016
Jeanne F.
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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!

Posted Jul 28, 2016
Martin A.
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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.

Posted Apr 15, 2016
Jasmine S.
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Mrs Daniela is very patient and sweet. She was very understanding with my daughter. I must say that I'm very please with her !

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Nick W.
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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

Posted Jan 25, 2016
Katherine
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As an adult piano student, I appreciate Daniela's attention to detail in helping me learn theory in each lesson. She is patient and makes every lesson fun. I have learned more from her in 2 months than in my previous whole year of taking lessons!

Posted Jan 5, 2016
Lilly J.
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Daniela is a great piano teacher!

Posted Sep 16, 2015
Liji Joseph
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Daniela is a wonderful piano teacher. My daughter is taking piano class for more than 5 years. Mrs. Daniela teaches kids with passion and patience. She is very organized and plans the classes according to kid’s interest levels. My daughter’s interest to piano is increasing year by year only because of Mrs. Daniela. It is so happy to watch Daniela during kid‘s recitals/competitions to experience her love/sincerity towards her students. It is very hard to find a teacher like her.

Posted Sep 8, 2015
Sharon
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My daughters and I took lessons from Daniela between 1998 and 2009, 11 years. Daniela taught my youngest daughter through high school, preparing her with excellent skills, technique, and theory to enter into music conservatory. Daniela is gifted, energetic, and passionate in bringing out the best in each student to the best of his/her ability. Her professionalism, passion and high standards are reflected in each lesson and recital as well as in her choice of repertoire. I can say with the utmost confidence that a better teacher would be very difficult to find.

Posted Sep 1, 2015
Diane
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We switched instructors three years ago and we have been so pleased with the boys' progress, not only in their ability but also in their understanding of technique and musicality. Daniela has helped them to advance beyond merely playing correctly to playing with understanding, appreciation, expression, and emotion. She doesn't take her students one song at a time through a book, but she helps the kids select a piece they want to learn to master, and then they work until it is played with perfection.

Posted Aug 29, 2015
Jennifer
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My daughter has been taking lessons from Daniela for a couple of years now.
She likes coming to Daniela's studio and looking forward for the recitals.
Daniela is very patient and is able to explain difficult concepts on very basic level. She teaches students not to give up and work on perfecting their pieces.

Posted Aug 27, 2015
Priya
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Our son has been taking piano lessons with Daniela for almost five years and we are grateful that we found her! Daniela puts her heart and soul into every lesson. She is great with kids, her passion and energy keep them involved and motivated. The repertoire is tailored to fit our son's musical interests as well as his abilities, and his progress has been tremendous, both in his technique and his expressiveness. We highly recommend Daniela!

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Elena D.
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My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Daniela for three years and we couldn’t ask for a better teacher! Daniela has high expectations of her students and helps them reach their potential. She is very patient, helping her students work through their difficulties. She clearly enjoys teaching, loves music and is very dedicated. I am always amazed at each recital by her students’ performance. Daniela is an excellent piano teacher and I recommend her whole-heatedly.

Posted Sep 26, 2014
Kristina B.
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I took piano lessons with Daniela for 4 years. It was a very valuable experience. Daniela is not only very passionate about music, but is also an extraordinary instructor. She assigned me many classical pieces that really pushed me to advance in my musical techniques and skills. Additionally, Daniela organizes two recitals every year for family and friends. If you are looking for a well-rounded instructor who truly cares about her profession and her student, then Daniela is the instructor for you!

Posted Sep 25, 2014

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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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2000
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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