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Misuzu Kitazumi Piano Studio, Imperial Valley, CA
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Relocating my studio at new place! 

Just to let you know I am still available for piano lessons in Truckee, CA. 

If you looking for a good piano teacher in Truckee, North Tahoe, Kings Beach, and Squaw Valley, please contact Misuzu Kitazumi Burns. Website: mypianolessonstruckee.com

Trying my establishment in Truckee, CA

MISUZU KITAZUMI 
was born in Mie, Japan, and has been an active piano player in Los Angeles, Southern California and Northern Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Redlands. Misuzu was selected to perform a piano concerto with the California Institute of the Arts school orchestra in 1997 and is a first prize winner of the Antelope Valley Bach Competition in 1999. She also plays Koto, a Japanese traditional string instrument. 

As a professional pianist, Misuzu has produced numerous music events and concerts for classical and non-classical music in Los Angeles and is a founder and performer of the Los Angeles Piano Unit, a piano performance group that was created to give attention to unknown and known piano literature. She has also given performances throughout Los Angeles such as, Los Angeles Harbor City College, Aratani Japan-America theater, California Institute of the Arts, Pasadena Library, Glendale library and more.

As an educator, Misuzu has taught at Plaza de la Raza, Japanese Language School (Kyodo System), and University of Redlands Community School as part of the music faculty. Many of her students have passed the MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California) Certificate of the Merit exam and competed in Southwestern Youth Music Festival. At Verde Valley School, her students competes in Verde Valley Concert Association Scholarship Competition and Jazz Festival in Phoenix. Her past students includes grammy awarded professional musicians and their children.
 
Misuzu believes that musical appreciation is a lifetime journey that evolves through time and it is her utmost goal to share this passion with her students.

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Available for drive out lessons as well. Contact for the rate.
MORE INFO: GOTO http://misuzukitazumi.com
CALL: (530) 563-6550

Misuzu Kitazumi Burns offers beginner to advanced students a systematic approach to piano instruction and emphasis on music fundamentals such as interpretation, technique, rhythmic training, and sight-reading. Ultimately, the main objective is to teach the art of piano through motivation and encouragement while having fun. I hope that my students would reciprocate and give the best of their ability. 

I believe that through the process of learning a musical instrument and performing, students develop self-confidence and motivation that will be truly beneficial in life even if the student decides not to pursue a career in music. Studies have shown that students who have musical aptitude score higher in standardized tests. Musical appreciation is a lifetime journey that evolves through time and it is my utmost goal to share this passion with my students.

Education
Univ. of Redlands - 2002 to 2004 (MM)
California Institute of the Arts - 1993 to 1998 (BFA)

Teaching
Years teaching: Since 1996
Subjects taught: music, Piano, theory, composition, classroom music

Specialties
I am good with private lesson, Group lesson, Harmony Road method, Alfred music for little Mozart series, Bastien, Piano adventure, Certificate of the Merit, and all the other major piano teaching method and systems.

Beginners will concentrate mainly on basic techniques and sight-reading. When they reach the next level, intermediate students will be instructed on interpretation, tonality, as well as more sophisticated techniques along with sight-reading. At the advanced level, students will be encouraged to attend classical concerts to broaden their understanding in playing styles. This experience would lead them to learn higher-level interpretation, rhythm control, more of intricate techniques. A more comprehensive feedback system such as Certificate of Merit and student recital will also be provided to guide the student to a higher level.

Personality
I am positive and encouraging teacher. I love to laugh and have a good time with students. Also, I am patient and understanding teacher. Every student moved their own speed and my job is to bring out their best. 

I believe that through the process of learning a musical instrument and performing, students develop self-confidence and motivation that will be truly beneficial in life even if the student decides not to pursue a career in music. Studies have shown that students who have musical aptitude score higher in standardized tests. Musical appreciation is a lifetime journey that evolves through time and it is my utmost goal to share this passion with my students.

Strength
My patient, reliability, my love and care for students. Many students who take lesson from me ended up loving piano so much that they could not wait to perform at the student recital.

Travel Equipment 
I will bring my laptop, flash card and manuscript papers and other teaching materials around for lessons so we can do theory and many other activities. I need students to have keyboard or piano and metronome that is in playable condition.

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