Welcome to the Above Piano Lessons Studio

Tanya Otto and piano at Above Piano Lessons Studio in Clearview, WA

My name is Tanya Otto and I earned my Master's degree in music and teach the piano and music theory at my private and comfortable studio. I speak both in English and Russian. I believe that every person is born with musical ability. Moreover, my 35+ years of experience teaching students of all ages, levels and styles assures that learning even challenging music can still be fun and rewarding. I offer different components of teaching piano:

  1. Russian method gives you carefully selected exercises and pieces to build up your technique, touch and tone as a way of expressing yourself. This is a foundation of any style and maximizes the progress, so I strive for you to master both technique and artistry. There no music without both.
  2. American approach emphasizes joy of music and exploring different styles.
  3. Having students from many countries and cultural backgrounds, I encourage you to bring and learn music from your homeland. I can provide a customized arrangement for your level upon request.
  4. I'm happy to work with the Royal Conservatory Program which standardizes 10 level courses of study and measures musical success.

Whether you want to become a pianist or play the piano for relaxation, if you start out for the first time or return after many years away from the piano, I will help you to achieve your goals. If you are interested in lessons please contact me for your first lesson free and we can share our love of music.