About your teacher:
Katia Karkkainen

My education:

  • Gnesins College of Music (Moscow, Russia) - Music Education/Music Theory with a strong minor in Piano

  • Gnesins Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia) - Music Recording and Production with a strong minor in Piano

  • Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN) - M.F.A. in Recording Arts and Technologies


5 years of experience teaching private lessons to students ages 5-26 (beginners and intermediates).

10 years experience working as a recording/mixing engineer in the recording studio, TV live broadcast including Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, and six theaters in Miami, FL.

2 years teaching in Performance Arts programs at community colleges (Miami Dade College and Broward College).

In 2021 I moved to South Carolina where my husband started a new job as an Associate Professor of Engineering at Anderson University. 

I started asking my parents to teach me piano at the age of 3, and at the age of 5 I started my music journey that never ends.

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