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Charlotte's Piano


Suzuki Piano &

Music Mind Games

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Charlotte's Piano


Suzuki Piano &

Music Mind Games

Successful learning occurs in many small steps rather than a few large steps.
— Michiko Yurko
 

A piano method tailored to the needs of each student - teaching the ability to play by ear, ergonomic technique and fluent reading skills.

A theory and note-reading curriculum that sparks discovery and instills memory through games.

Music lessons that inspire a love of learning.

 
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The Method


The Suzuki Method founded by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, is based on learning music as one learns a language. We hear it, mimic it, and through many repetitions, every person learns to speak fluently. Everyone can learn to play with ease at a high level.

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The Method


The Suzuki Method founded by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, is based on learning music as one learns a language. We hear it, mimic it, and through many repetitions, every person learns to speak fluently. Everyone can learn to play with ease at a high level.

Learn more about the Suzuki community at the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Greater Austin Suzuki Association.

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Music Mind Games


Music Mind Games created by Suzuki piano teacher Michiko Yurko, is a fun and interactive curriculum that teaches music theory and reading skills. Students, young and old, enjoy using these materials to learn concepts and commit them to memory through playing games.

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Music Mind Games


Music Mind Games created by Suzuki piano teacher Michiko Yurko, is a fun and interactive curriculum that teaches music theory and reading skills. Students, young and old, enjoy using these materials to learn concepts and commit them to memory through playing games.

Learn more about Music Mind Games. Watch videos of Music Mind Games students.

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Bio


Charlotte Howenstein

LinkedIn Resume

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Bio


Charlotte Howenstein

LinkedIn Resume

Charlotte Howenstein is a classically trained pianist with a Masters of Music in composition from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelors of Music in piano performance and composition from Kansas State University. She has been teaching for 15+ years and has registered training in Suzuki and Music Mind Games. 

Charlotte is a teacher, accompanist, composer, and organist. The studio is located in Round Rock, TX with quick access to I-35 and I-45.

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Students


StudentsLessons are open to adults and children, ages 3+.

Beginners will find an encouraging and patient teacher.

Advanced students are challenged to dissect and discuss piano technique, theory and history.

Lessons & Tuition

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Students


StudentsLessons are open to adults and children, ages 3+.

Beginners will find an encouraging and patient teacher.

Advanced students are challenged to dissect and discuss piano technique, theory and history.

Lessons & Tuition

As a member of the American College of Musicians, students have opportunities to participate in Piano Guild Auditions, a personal achievement of presenting a program of multiple pieces for adjudication. Open to young children through adult hobbyists. Participants receive adjudicated feedback, certificate of achievement and medal pins. Other opportunities include cash prizes, fraternity pins, Diploma awards and scholarships. 

As a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, students have another opportunity to participate in Jr. Festival performance and theory exams. Annual participation allows students to accrue points that earn a series of gold trophies. Students receive adjudicated feedback, certificate of achievement, ribbons and/or medals. Many categories of participation are available (for children through adults) and additional scholarship opportunities are given.