About the teacher:


Monica Sanders has been playing the piano since the age of 5 when she began her studies with Deborah Mele in Santa Barbara, California. Her love of music guided her through to graduate school at Portland State University where she received her Master of Arts in Music in 2004. She was also the recipient of the Beaux Arts Society Scholarship in 2004.


Monica has been teaching and performing in Oregon for the past 8 years. She currently teaches private piano lessons for Portland Community College and Portland Bible College and is a certified Andover Educator.


Monica has studied with Christine Mirabella, Claire Wachter, Lisa Marsh, Carol Rich, Toby Koenigsberg, Randy Porter, Darrell Grant, and Barbara Conable, all of whom have greatly inspired and informed her performing and teaching.


Monica holds a BA in Romance Languages. She speaks Italian, Spanish and German, and has traveled and worked abroad extensively in Europe and Latin America.


The focus of Monica’s teaching is to help foster and guide each student’s creative, musical spirit.

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