Discover and pursue your musical passion! Lessons are custom-tailored to YOU. You can learn not only classical repertoire and technique, but also jazz, pop, and rock idioms. Cheri’s mastery of diverse keyboard styles, and cutting-edge approach, will pave the way. Develop your ability to play by ear, improvise, sight-read, and compose. Emphasis on theory and ear-training is the key.
Adults, children, and teens are all welcome; Cheri enjoys the singular challenges of each age group. Today’s keyboard is the COMPLETE instrument. You will be exposed to the widest range of keyboard possibilities. Your creative options are endless! Cheri’s studio employs today’s exciting technology to learn theory, technique, and ear-training. You can also learn music notation software and experience multi-track recording.
Students have the option to participate in exams sponsored by Minnesota Music Teachers Association, useful benchmarks of progress and great motivators. Sykes Piano Studio itself offers two annual recitals. Many further opportunities are available in the area for recital experiences throughout the year, allowing the opportunity to finely tune your repertoire and performing abilities, as desired.
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Because of her stylistic versatility and cutting-edge approach, Cheri is able to take you where YOU want to go!
"La Caroline" (classical piece by CPE Bach), performed by Katie
"Tonight, Tonight," pop song recorded by Nicholas on Garageband
"Up On the Housetop", recorded by Andrew on Garageband, original arrangement by Cheri
Video: E-Sister Boogie (original arrangement) https://youtu.be/RorLR3KHM7s
Amelia’s original song, recorded on Garageband
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