Tanya Otto and Student at Above Piano Lessons Studio in Snohomish, WA

Welcome to the Above Piano Lessons Studio! I earned my Master's degree in music and teach the piano and music theory at my home studio in Snohomish, WA. I believe that every person is born with musical ability. Moreover, my 35+ years of experience teaching students of all ages and levels makes me sure that learning music doesn't happen overnight but it still can be fun. I offer different components of teaching piano, depending on your personal goals:

  1. Russian method gives a student series of carefully graded pieces that maximizes the progress and is perfect for classical piano. It also places emphasis on musical expression, so the student develops a strong sense of musical color, characterization, and feeling.
  2. I am happy to offer the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program (The Achievement Program) which standardizes course of study and measures musical success.
  3. Traditional sight reading allows you to follow new music sheets or play in an ensemble.
  4. Playing duets with beginning, nonreading, and advanced students encourages and enriches their self-expression.
  5. The chord-based style is helpful if you like to sing and accompany yourself.

Whether you want to become a pianist or play the piano for relaxation, if you start out for the first time or return after many years away from the piano, I can help you achieve your goals faster and enjoy the process of making music at the piano! If you are interested in lessons please contact me and we can share our love of music. I am conveniently located in Snohomish WA, close to Lynnwood WA, Mill Creek WA, Woodinville WA, Kenmore WA areas.