Our Philosophy

At Musical Minds Conservatory we believe that Music is for Everyone!

We are completely committed to offering all students an educational, well-rounded, and positive music experience.  We provide an enthusiastic and enriching atmosphere for learning, and encourage success and motivation through each student’s individual learning style. Students are instructed in classical and popular repertoire, technique, theory, creative keyboard skills, and much more!  Students are also instructed regarding poise and confidence at their instrument. 


Our Mission


* To nurture the artistic spirit in each student, and instill a life-long love of music and learning.

* To develop sound technique and musicianship skills in an energetic and enriching environment.

* To inspire Musicianship, Artistry, and Passion

Meet the Owners

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Heidi R. Larson

Heidi R. Larson, NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) has a distinct passion and energy for teaching piano.  She has 25 years teaching experience with student ages 3-85.  Ms. Larson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy.  Ms. Larson is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Orlando Music Club.  Her students have earned local, state, and national awards for solo performance as well as composition and sight-play.  Ms. Larson has published her own theory book series, "The Well-Rounded Musician," as well as several books of original compositions.  She has extensive experience in accompanying and teaching at Utah State University's Youth Conservatory Preparatory Piano Department.  Miss Heidi loves teaching and watching her students learn and grow at each lesson.  She has three children of her own - ages 15, 13, and 8.  

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Ann Thorsen-Moran

Ann Thorsen-Moran, RCMCT (Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher) is an enthusiastic piano teacher with diverse experience in music performance and instruction.  Mrs. Thorsen-Moran has a Bachelors of Arts from Viterbo University.  She specializes in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. She is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music, 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.  Mrs. Thorsen-Moran has studied music for 35 years and taught music and 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 a profound ability to communicate musical concepts and instructions clearly, while making music inspiring and exciting.  

Quotes for good teachers

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. ~Horace Mann

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. ~Louis A. Berman

The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity. ~Robert Brault

Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. ~Marva Collins

“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”

 Karl A. Menninger

“The Master said, “A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.”

 ~Confucius

“To teach is to learn twice over.”~ Joseph Joubert

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.~ Albert Einstein

“I am not a teacher but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost

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