Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Dr. Sinka combines his skills as an educator with his experiences as concert pianist to teach students of all ages. He has made over many years observations about different learning styles of students, a topic upon which he has presented lectures to music teachers' organizations throughout Michigan.
Brenda Sinka, herself an operatic soprano, is his assistant, teaching the young beginners.
My Musical Education Background
Dr. Sinka teaches at his home studio in Troy. He was formerly head of the piano department at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
He served as orchestra pianist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for many years.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Music lessons serve as an adjunct to a young person's education. However, some exceptionally talented students continue their studies at leading conservatories, and some even reach the high level of being college professors themselves.
Monthly tuition for 30 minute lessons is as follows:
Grades K through 8: $95 (per lesson $23)
High School: $104 (per lesson $24)
Adult: $124 (per lesson $28)
Longer lessons are pro-rated.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Ages taught: 4 through adult. 4 and 5 year olds are taken through a more imaginative course aimed at the young beginners.
My Certifications and Awards
Dr. Sinka has been certified by the Music Teachers National Association as
He has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League.
He was awarded the Young Artis Prize in Chicago in 1967.
My Musical Influences
Classical music is an inspiration by itself, however we can't help but be influenced by popular music, rock, jazz, and folk music.
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