Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Beginner Jazz, Music Theory & Composition, Ensemble Coaching
Specialties: Strong technical and theoretical development; Growth of expression through technique; Lessons are planned so Technique, Theory, Sight reading and repertoire are covered in every lesson for students at every level.
Pianist Steven Zubich is an alumnus of the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He earned a B.A. in music and a minor in art history from the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he studied solo and collaborative piano with Tracy Lipke-Perry. At UMD, he received extensive musical training through supplemental elective coursework in piano pedagogy, musicology, music theory and composition. He was highlighted with the UMD Symphony orchestra as the winner of UMD’s 12th Annual Concerto and Aria competition. He received his Master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he studied with Venezuelan concert pianists Elena Abend and Judit Jaimes. His studies in piano pedagogy at UWM was led by Margaret Otwell.
An adventurous and dynamic performer, Zubich enjoys an exciting career as a solo and collaborative pianist performing a colorful variety of styles and genres in repertoire, including antique and new music. As an engaged instructor in the twin cities metro area, he teaches through Saint Paul Public Schools community education, Cyprus School of Music and the Arts in Burnsville, and maintains a private studio in St Paul. Through his work and expertise, he provides individual and group lessons in piano and music theory, and instrumental chamber coachings. Zubich is a member of MTNA and MMTA.
As a teacher, Zubich firmly believes that music is a skill that everyone can learn, regardless of musical background or natural aptitude. Each of his pupils receives the same technical and theoretical framework while advanced students explore individualized artistic and expressive journeys. Zubich has an exciting variety of apprentices and works successfully with young beginners, gifted children, intermediate and advanced adults, young and mature alike. He strives to inspire and motivate each student through their individual interests and talents with an approach that maintains focus through creativity and interaction.
$30 – 30 minute lesson
$40 – 45 minute lesson
$50 – 1 hour lesson
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance in order to schedule a make up lesson. Payment is made at the beginning of the month for all sessions included in the monthly calendar.