Composition, Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
LaTulippe Piano Studio specializes in classical piano coaching for students ages 4+ at its studio in League City, TX. The studio's focus is on developing serious students, for whom piano is the primary extracurricular activity.
With a focus on developing serious students, LaTulippe Piano Studio's mission is to:
- Enhance students' natural musical abilities
- Develop students' performance skills through participation in competitions, festivals, and masterclasses
- Prepare aspiring students for college-level music studies
Mrs. Yuka teaches students of all levels, from beginning to advanced. She specializes in working with transfer students with underdeveloped technique and reading skills.
LaTulippe Piano Studio is actively involved with the San Jacinto Federation of Music Clubs, the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Texas Music Teachers Association, Houston Music Teachers Association, and Pearland Music Teachers Association.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Due to an hour lesson format for all students ages 6+, students are able to work through a comprehensive curriculum, developed by Ms. Yuka. As students develop, much effort is placed on technique, inclusive of finger rotation, drops/floats, weighted arm playing, proper fingering, and hand/body posture. Students use classic exercises, including scales, arpeggios, cadences, Hanon, and Czerny to help with technical development.
Especially during the summer, effort is also placed on theory, ear training, and music history, which are tested annually by the Texas Music Teachers Association. Students also practice sight reading on a daily basis.
Students switch to mostly classical music once finishing the first method book, but this is supplemented by sacred, pop, jazz, sacred, and folk music.
Students ages four (4) and five (5) enroll in 30-minute lessons until they reach their sixth birthday.
Please contact LaTulippe Piano Studio directly via phone to inquire about availability and rates.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
LaTulippe Piano Studio specializes in instruction for children and young adults. Children's lessons begin at age four (4).
All prospective students & families interview before they are accepted into the studio, as some students may not be ready.
My Certifications and Awards
Ms. Yuka is an accomplished, active pianist who has won competitions at all levels (local through international). Her most recent competition win was Honorable Mention, 2013 American Protege International Concerto Competition. She will perform in the Winners' Recital at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY during November 2013.
Ms. Yuka also won Second Place in the 2012 American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition, and performed in Carnegie Hall during December 2012.
Other accomplishments include first place wins at the Tourgee DeBose National Piano Competition, Baton Rouge Piano Concerto Competition, and Louisiana State Piano Rally.
LaTulippe Piano Studio's 2012-2013 accomplishments include:
*Winner, Primary IV Piano Solo, Texas State Federation Music Festival (San Marcos, TX)
*Winners, Pearland Music Teachers Association Spring Festival
*District & Local Winners, National Piano Guild Auditions
*Founder's Award Winners, National Piano Guild Auditions
*100% Superior pass rate at local adjudicated events, including Gold Cup Festival & Jazz/Pop Festival (More than half of LaTulippe Piano Studio students score Superior Plus ratings)
My Musical Influences
Ms. Yuka's top musical influences hail from the Romantic period, including Liszt, Chopin, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Grieg.
Her favorite pianists include Emanuel Ax, Vladmir Horowitz, and Artur Rubenstein.
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