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Skill Levels
Beginner and Intermediate
classical, contemporary, rock, new age
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups

John Altenbernd

Emmy award winning composer who just happens to teach piano to all ages.
Teaching Philosophy

I teach how I was taught from my first piano teacher; have fun and let the student explore their interests. The hardest thing for a piano student to learn is the mind and body connection with their hands. Instead of getting frustrated at making mistakes I make the students understand what's going on and then give them techniques how to make practicing more productive. Thus, they see their progress faster and enjoy!


Have a degree in Music Industry, a professional composer/pianist with five CDs under the pseudonym, "Aldo". Have six years of teaching piano under my belt and currently teach in Minneapolis, MN area. Have a Emmy for a documentary in 2002, "Delafield", that I provided the score.


Music Industry Degree, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN 1992.
2002 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award for "Delafield".