At Musical Minds Conservatory, we are completely committed to offering all students a well-rounded, educational, 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 theory & ear training, sight reading, technique, ensemble, classical and popular repertoire, creative keyboard skills, and other styles of music. Students are also instructed regarding poise and confidence at their instrument.
* 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
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.
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.