Katrina Benjegerdes

Katrina B.

Minneapolis, MN
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Small group lessons with a wide variety of fun activities and repertoire, high standards, and a full events calendar. Discovery learning, emotional expression, strong awareness of technique, and exposure to a wide variety of musical genres are emphasized.
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About

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Katrina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2010

Katrina is a classically trained pianist with a master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy. She has been teaching piano students of all ages and skill levels since 2010. While working toward her master's, she specialized in adult and group lessons, and is currently offering small group and online lessons for students ages 8-adult. Katrina believes that group lessons are a great way to keep students actively engaged in learning by providing them with a sense of community, accountability, and fun! Katrina is a member of the Music Teachers National Association. She aims to keep students immersed in piano culture by encouraging them to be involved in MTNA's competitions, exams, and festivals, as well as studio events and joint recitals with other area teachers.

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Experience

Piano and Vocal Instructor
Jun 2015 - Aug 2017
All Things Musik

Independent contractor with an in-home music lesson company. Individual lessons for students of all ages and skills.

Piano Instructor
Jun 2015 - May 2016
Crescendo Music

Piano instructor for Elk River district community music program.

Adjunct Professor
Oct 2014 - May 2015
University of Northern Iowa

Teaching each level of group piano classes for college music majors.

Student Instructor
Oct 2010 - May 2015
UNI Community Music School

Instructor for individual students of all ages and skill levels plus adult group classes.

Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2010 - May 2012
UNI Pedagogy Department

Observing and teaching group piano classes for college music majors.

Graduate Internship
Aug 2010 - May 2012
UNI Pedagogy Department

Observing and assessing lessons with other instructors, tutoring group piano students, teaching group piano classes.

Education

MM Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
University of Northern Iowa
BA Piano
Aug 2005 - May 2010
University of Northern Iowa

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Korean
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2011

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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Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2010

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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3 Reviews

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Abby A. Sep 8, 2018
Singing · In home

Katrina was wonderful!! Very accommodating and very knowledgeable. Was such a wonderful help getting my daughter ready for high school musical auditions!!

Gretchen May 25, 2018
Piano · In home

Katina is a wonderful. She worked with my daughter on piano. She was creative in finding pieces that she enjoyed and brought her love of playing back. I would highly recommend Katrina as a piano instructor.

Charles May 24, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

Dear Future Student. I had the pleasure of taking lessons from Katrina for some time in 2017. Katrina is a extremely talented teacher thoroughly knowledgeable in music pedagogy and in piano teaching and in classical music theory. Lessons were pleasant and also rigorous. Since I was a beginner at the time I greatly appreciated the special lessons in posture, hand position, music theory of time, key and pitch and tempo. I highly recommend Katrina to anyone from beginner to advanced.

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