Play-a-Story Pre-Piano Educator
Tina Egli was first introduced to Kindermusik in the mid '90s while living in Newport, RI. She taught for three years with her dear friend Maria Anthon. She loved teaching and sharing the love of music with children and their families. After moving back to the Midwest, Tina was able to experience Kindermusik once again as a mother with both of her sons through the Kindermusik of the Valley program. Now that they have graduated from Kindermusik, she enjoys teaching again in Minnesota at Cyprus School of Music and the Arts. She loves sharing music with children and their families, encouraging self confidence and growth and adding joy to other people’s lives through this incredible program. Tina also teaches the prepiano program, Play a Story, which is a beautiful transition from Kindermusik to learning and exploring musical story telling on the piano. Tina currently lives in Elko, MN with her husband Nate and sons Zachary (16) and Kyle (13). She loves watching her children continue their own journey’s with music.
Max holds a D.M.A. Piano Performance awarded in December 1984. Studied under Paul Freed, University of Minnesota.
Teaching Experience: Dr. Martin Luther College, piano instructor University of Minnesota, Teaching Assistant in Music Theory and Piano Concordia University, adjunct Piano Instructor Piano Instructor: The Studio Grand, Fanfare Music Studios, Cyprus School of Music and the Arts, MN Valley Academy of Music, independent home studio
Steven Zubich is an alumnus of the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He earned a B.A. in music and a minor in art history from the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he studied solo and collaborative piano with Tracy Lipke-Perry. At UMD, he received extensive musical training through supplemental elective coursework in piano pedagogy, musicology, music theory and composition. He was highlighted with the UMD Symphony orchestra as the winner of UMD’s 12th Annual Concerto and Aria competition. He received his Master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he studied with Venezuelan concert pianists Elena Abend and Judith Jaimes. His studies in piano pedagogy at UWM was led by Margaret Otwell.
Having garnered numerous prizes and recognitions for his performances in his native Costa Rica, Europe, the United States, and Russia, including 6 performances in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, as well as advancing to the top 9 of the e-Piano International Junior Competition, pianist Daniel Eras left Costa Rica to finish his college education and continue his pianistic career at the University of Minnesota under the instruction of Dr. Alexander Braginsky.
Success has continued for Daniel, as he won First Prize in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition in 2015 and in 2018, first in the high school division, and later in the college division. In 2015, he won the highly coveted First Prize and the Chopin Prize for the best performance of a Frederic Chopin work at the MTNA National Senior Piano Competition in Las Vegas. Other acknowledgements include the third prize in The 4th International Piano Competition of Slavic Music in Paris, the second prize in the 33rd Ithaca College Piano Competition, 6th prize and “National Heritage” special prize at New York Piano Festival and Competition, etc.
Stephanie Henry is a classically trained pianist and composer from Minneapolis, MN. Sharing her love of music through teaching brings her great joy! Before relocating to the Burnsville area Stephanie maintained a thriving piano studio for people of all ages. She has performed with classical and theatrical ensembles, as well as with rock bands. She composed original works for film, musical theater, orchestras, quartets, and solo piano. Her music has been applauded for its originality and charismatic charm. She studied music at St. Olaf College and received her Master's from Hamline University. In 2015, Stephanie participated in the Nautilus Music Theater’s Composer-Librettist Studio as a composer, and performed a variety of music including her original works at the New Griots Festival.
Andrea Wallick began her love of music in Kindermusik, and went on to play multiple instruments. She has been an award winner in several major solo music competitions, and her chamber music trio won first place in the junior division of the SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition, and the Mantova International Music competition in 2018, which earned them a trip to Italy to play in the Mantova Music Festival. She currently plays guitar, violin, piano, and cello, and was accepted into the U of M music school for PSEO, studying under Tanya Remenikova.
Andrea has had many requests to play for weddings and to accompany high school choirs. She has been teaching and tutoring students in math and music for several years. She loves math, music, London, and Sherlock!