Heidi R. Larson, NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) possesses an unparalleled passion and energy for teaching piano. She has 30 years teaching experience with student ages 3-85. Mrs. Larson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. As a member of Music Teachers National Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, Orlando Music Club, and Royal Conservatory of Music her students regularly earn local, state, and national awards for solo performance as well as composition, ensemble playing and sight-play. Ms. Larson has published The Well-Rounded Musician theory book series as well as several books of original compositions and technical exercises. She has extensive experience teaching at Utah State University's Youth Conservatory Preparatory Piano Department as well as creating curriculum and teaching Piano Pedagogy courses to aspiring teachers. Miss Heidi loves learning and growing with each student at the lessons. She has three children of her own - ages 17, 15, and 10.
Ann Thorsen, NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) is an enthusiastic piano teacher with diverse experience in music performance and instruction. Professor Thorsen graduated with a Masters in Music from the University of Central Florida. She studied piano performance and piano pedagogy with Dr. Yun-Ling Hsu, former student of artists André Laplante and Earl Wild, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her further studies included training with Juilliard graduates Professor Hannah Sun and Dr. Ayako Yonetani. Ms. Thorsen is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and holds her Bachelors from Viterbo University. She is a member and Music Certified Teacher of the Royal You Conservatory of Music, a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the American College of Musicians, and the Federation of Music Clubs. Her students have earned local, state, and national awards for solo and duet performance. She won the young artist award in 2009 for the State of Florida. Ms. Thorsen has studied music for 38 years and taught piano performance for 17 years. She has accompanied bands at Disney, Universal, orchestras, choirs, Broadway shows, and soloists, including renowned opera singers. As a teacher, she has profound ability to communicate musical concepts and instructions clearly, while making music inspiring and exciting.
At Musical Minds Conservatory we believe Music is for Everyone!
Students of all ages and levels are given an educational, well-rounded, and positive music experience. We create an enthusiastic and enriching atmosphere for learning, and inspire success and motivation through each student’s individual learning style. Students are instructed in proper technique from the very first lesson. We also teach classical and popular repertoire, theory, improvisation, and confidence.
** Nurture the artistic spirit of each child
** Instill a life-long love of music and learning
** Inspire and mentor each student to their fullest potential