“To play without passion is inexcusable!” - Beethoven


 About the Teacher:

Cindy Nelson has taught piano for over 20 years and has been with Schmitt Music since 2002.  Although the majority of students consistantly earn superior ratings in judged events, she enjoys teaching all abilities and believes that private instruction is valuable to those with learning/concentration difficulties. 

Nelson is a volunteer teacher with the MMTA Music Link program through which children are given lessons on partial or full scholarship.  Keyboards are provided for practice and music is provided at no charge through funds raised by the Music Link program.  


 A.A degree with an emphasis in piano and  psychology from ARCC, Anoka, MN 

Continuing Education: Over 5 years with Dr. Marianne Bryan of St. Paul.

Certified with National Guild of Piano Teachers

Working toward MMTA Certification 

Professional Affiliations

  *MTNA-Music Teachers National Association

  *NFMC-National Federation of Music Clubs

  *NGPT-National Guild of Piano Teachers.