Yasmin Maffud Bauer

Yasmin B.

Minneapolis, MN

About Yasmin B.

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Yasmin teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: October 1987
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I studied classical piano and theory with Sr. Cecile Amore, jazz theory and mellophone with be-bop saxophonist John Mastroianni, jazz piano with Noreen Grey Sauls, and jazz history with the late Bill Finegan- big-band leader and acclaimed arranger for Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.

I enjoy playing classical music (primarily Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin) tango, and pop songs as well. I have played keyboards and bass guitar professionally and enjoyed some commercial recognition in California when invited to open for a well known Bay Area band ("Foxboro Hot Tubs" a.k.a. "Green Day") at The Roxy and a handful of other west coast venues.

My music students are introduced to basic music theory, notation, and technique to enable them to play fun, simple melodies after the first lesson, and fun simple arrangements after the first month.
My students can expect lessons to suit their tastes and goals, whether they intend to pursue music formally, professionally, or for personal enjoyment.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect this to be fun! All lessons will incorporate proper playing technique and elements of the most basic theory, no matter the style of music. If students can devote some time to practice every week, they will see results. If students practice daily, they may exceed their expectations!

With each new song or lesson to be learned, I walk you through each part so that your practice time alone is fruitful. I encourage students to tell me what they want to learn. Any arrangement, classical or pop, can be made accessible to any level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio lessons take place in teacher's home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student is expected to provide instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Ear training, sight reading, tablature, lead sheets.
solo and ensemble.
Classical training, for those so inclined!

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Piano Teacher

Sep 1987 - Jun 1995
Professional Music Center, Fairfield Connecticut

Taught piano technique and music theory to students at the beginner and intermediate level. Student recitals were offered annually through the music center in Spring.

Toured and recorded professionally in California, NY, and abroad.


B.A. World History and Literature

Sep 1986 - May 1990
University of Bridgeport, Connecticut


Minor in Music History and Performance- Piano, French Horn

May 1990
University of Bridgeport, Connecticut

Classical and Jazz theory, classical and jazz piano.

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6 Reviews on Yasmin B.

Suzanne Aug 24, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is very passionate about music and does a nice job with keeping you motivated.
Benjamin B. Jul 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Benjamin B. Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Karen G. Sep 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Yasmin is a wonderful instructor! She has a warm and inviting personality and is extremely motivating. On my first lesson I told Yasmin what my dream song on the piano to learn and after a few lessons, she had an arrangement of that song prepared for me to play! Would recommend to any one wanting to learn piano!
Samantha E. Jul 7, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
An excellent first lesson!
Karen G. Jan 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Yasmin is engaging, goes to where I need to go to learn, and gives good coaching. She is really good at tailoring my learning to what is meaningful to me.
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