Yasmin Maffud Bauer

Yasmin B.

Minneapolis, MN
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Yasmin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
October 1987

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, 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 or at Chanson Voice and Music Academy in St. Paul.

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

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Piano & Bass Teacher
Jul 2016 - Present
Private Academy

Piano and Bass guitar lessons offered at the Chanson Music Studios! A nice alternative for those who wish to have lessons away from home studios. Chanson is conveniently located in the St. Anthony neighborhood of St. Paul, off the Franklin Ave bridge to Minneapolis.

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Piano Teacher
Oct 2011 - Present

Piano lessons offered at the teacher's home.

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


Spanish (Argentine)
Fluent / Native Proficiency


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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7 Reviews

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Samuel Cole Nov 2, 2017
Piano · In home

Yasmin's lessons at her in-home location can be chaotic at times due to young children, however if you can work past this she offers wonderful piano lessons. She is a very kind instructor with lots of patience and knowledge on the subject of piano technique and music theory.

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Suzanne Aug 24, 2016
Piano · In studio

She is very passionate about music and does a nice job with keeping you motivated.

Benjamin B. Jul 18, 2016
Piano · In studio


Benjamin B. Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In home


Karen G. Sep 23, 2015
Piano · In studio

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!

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Samantha E. Jul 7, 2015
Piano · In home

An excellent first lesson!

Karen G. Jan 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

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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