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Reisinger Conservatory Of Music

Lakeville, MN 55044 (map)

Lessons Offered

Music, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

About Me

  • Piano teacher with 45 years of teaching experience. Private lessons, beginner to advanced.

My Musical Education Background

Carolyn, our piano & Music Theory instructor attended Minnesota State University, Moorhead Minnesota Masters degree in Piano Performance & Pedagogy Valley City State University Valley City North Dakota Bachelors degree in Piano & Performance Adjudicator for State and National Piano and Theory Exams

She has been teaching for over 45 years.

Carolyn has opened three successful piano studios in three separate locations and is available to coach how to open a successful music studio.


Genres and Subjects Taught

  • Although Carolyn has been trained as a Classical Muscian she teaches almost every style of Music. Carolyn has performed extensively throughout the tri-state area and has held several long term playing positions over the years including House of Hope Church in Saint Paul Minnesota, Byerlys corporation,Treetop lounge, Macy's, Epworth Methodist Church, Visser's pianos. She has been hired as pianist by many catering companies over the years as well as for private parties.Carolyn also acts as a state and national adjucator for various music testing and performances.
  • Online piano lessons are also available.
  • Also available for music theory lessons, music business lessons, audition and testing preparations, music scholarship search and much more!
  • Carolyn has also prepared many students for audition and college entrance & scholarships auditions. Many of her former students have gone on to receive bachelors, Masters and even Doctoral degrees in music.

Lesson Rates

Tuition for private piano  lessons in studio is  listed below. Tuition covers 38 private lessons per year billed in 12 equal monthly payments.
All materials are included in tuition fee.

30 minute  sessions $160 per month. 38 yearly lessons.

45 minute sessions $240 per month. 38 yearly sessions. 

60 minute sessions $320 per month 38 yearly sessions.

Annual payments receive 10% discount on lessons.                               


Wunderkeys 3 year olds (20 minute) Quarterly commitment required. $330 per quarter (Temporarily Full.)

Wunderkeys 4 year olds (30 minutes.) Quarterly commitment required.$435 per quarter. (Temporarily Full.)


• Pre-professional, scholarship, audition, testing and college prep lesson rates are available upon consultation with Carolyn Reisinger.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I teach all levels from beginner to professional are taught. Training for state and national testing programs is available. 

Ages 5 and up. Carolyn also offers lessons to specials needs &/or handicapped individuals.

My Certifications and Awards

  • Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. Certified in Private Piano, Theory, Ear Training, Composition, Music Education.
  • Carolyn has her Permanant professional national certificate as piano teacher (Awarded to her by Music Teacher's National Association.)
  • Carolyn has received her certification as a Kindermusik professional.
  • Taken many courses based on the Taubman method ( a method designed to help musicians play pain free.)
  • Carolyn has been a Wunderkeys teacher since 2014.
  • In addition to these certifications, Carolyn has taught extensively individuals who are physically or mentally handicapped.

My Musical Influences

I have my Masters Degree in performance-Classical music. In addition To massive amounts of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Contempory musicians I like, a few of the bands/muscians I like are:

David Bowie,Tom Waits, Scott Joplin, ACDC, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Erroll Garner, Goose, Leon Russell, McCoy Tyner, Edgar Winter Band, Dave Bruebeck, Lou Reed, Rush, Steely Dan, George Shearing, Eubie Blake, Jack White and all his band projects. Liszt, Beethoven Choping Muczynski Gershwin Barber


Service Area

Student Reviews

Lakeville, MN

Carolyn is a great piano teacher because she has helped my son learn technique while encouraging his particular musical interests. Carolyn supports my son’s interest in learning his favorite songs, but also gives him challenging pieces. His skills and interest in piano lessons have progressed beyond my expectations. Alicia Kahlek Lakeville MN My son Julian says: I really like learning songs that my teacher writes for me and now I know how to add chords to the melody.

Lakeville, MN

“Carolyn has been very creative as she provides music opportunities for my husband with special needs. He enjoys every lesson because Carolyn finds ways to enable him to feel successful. I appreciate Carolyn’s flexibility both in her scheduling and in her approach to teaching. She works hard to meet the needs of her students.”

Lakeville, MN

“Carolyn has been teaching my son piano lessons for the last year and a half and it has been an excellent experience for my son. Carolyn has shown great patience in working with the kids during their lessons and at their recitals. She is very knowledgeable in her field and has challenged my son to improve his piano skills. He has done very well with her guidance and expertise and my family is very satisfied in working with Carolyn.”

Lakeville, MN

“Carolyn has been teaching my son piano lessons for the last year and a half and it has been an excellent experience for my son. Carolyn has shown great patience in working with the kids during their lessons and at their recitals. She is very knowledgeable in her field and has challenged my son to improve his piano skills. He has done very well with her guidance and expertise and my family is very satisfied in working with Carolyn.”

Lakeville, MN

“I have referred piano students to Carolyn when they have reached a level of study that requires her level of expertise. I will continue to do so without hesitation.”

Lakeville, MN

“Carolyn has been a very good piano teacher for our son, and he seems to be learning quite well with her methods and under her teaching. She is an educated and accomplished pianist

Lakeville, MN

“Mrs. Reisinger was phenomenal as a piano teacher. She is an incredible musician, and it was very entertaining to learn from her to enhance my skills but also to listen to her play as well. I would highly recommend her without hesitation.”-

Lakeville, MN

“Carolyn Resinger is one of the most gifted teachers and performers ive seen. Her passion and musicality is something everybody must see and experience. Not only is she one of the best in her field, she is a pleasure to work with…. i highly recommend her for a teacher or performer…. she wont let you down…..

Lakeville, MN

“Carolyn is a highly sought after piano teacher. I highly recommend her for anyone interested in having a motivational musical experience for their child. She is a gifted pianist herself but that’s not what makes her a excellent piano teacher. It’s her love of children and her love of teaching piano that makes her so popular in Dakota County. Since every piano student wants to quit at one point or another, when this happens, just let Carolyn know and she will creatively turn your student’s motivation around. She truly has a gift in teaching kids a lifelong skill that has so many physical and emotional benefits. Call her today!”

Lakeville, MN

“Carolyn has been a great piano instructor for my children. She does a great job relating to the kids and keeps them highly motivated by teaching them with music the kids select. She is very flexible when it comes to scheduling which is great when your children are involved with other activities. Over the last couple of years, I have seen tremendous improvement with my children’s piano playing which is a great tribute to Carolyn and her teaching skills. If you have a child which is interested in learning or enhancing their piano skills, I would highly recommend Carloyn as an instructor. “

Burnsville, MN

“Carolyn taught my disabled daughter piano lessons for several years. She was patient, supportive and a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed her lessons and enjoyed working with Carolyn. I hightly recommend her.”

Apple Valley, MN

Carolyn is an accomplished pianist whose talent and years of experience coupled with her well tuned teaching ability make for an excellent piano instructor.

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