Angie Spinelli

General, Classical and Jazz Piano Instructor

**Angie Spinelli’s teaching schedule is currently full and she is not accepting any new students at this time.

Angie teaches piano at Musically Minded Academy specializing in General, Classical and Jazz Piano instruction. In addition to her years of experience as a teacher, she is an active performer in the Bay Area, playing with jazz and salsa bands, accompanying singers, working in music theater and performing at weddings and other special events. She began her studies under the tutelage of Dr. Ann Briton at Minnesota State University -Mankato and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following college, Angie continued to expand her knowledge of the instrument through independent study of jazz and improvisation.

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Degree: Bachelor of Music from the University of Winsconsin-Madison with honors in Piano Performance.

Additional Studies: Attended Cours International de Musique, a summer chamber music festival in Morges, Switzerland. Studies in jazz improvisation, theory, and performance at Mesa Community College, Arizona. Jazz Piano studies with Latin Jazz pianist Raul Yañez.

Awards: Lucille Kimball Piano Scholarship, UW Madison. Winner, UW Concerto Competition. Two time winner of UW Beethoven Competition.

Other Personal Interests: “I love to cook. Every week I get fresh produce at local farmer’s markets   and plan menus in advance. I also have a passion for nutrition and health issues, biking, and the outdoors.”


Angie’s student performing Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone”

Testimonials

“Angie has been a tremendous teacher. Her teaching style, talent, character, and patience are assets to this organization”Musically Minded Academy Parent

“[Angie,] Thank you so much for being my piano teacher. Piano lessons are fun and you are very nice. You rock!!”Gloria, age 10

“Angie Spinelli is a very talented pianist as well as an excellent teacher. She is comprehensive in her teaching and can tailor lessons according to your musical level and needs. Her versatility as an instructor is apparent. She can teach jazz as well as classical and R&B. I came to Angie with specific needs as a composer and producer. She has really helped me achieve my career goals and continues to help me develop as a keyboardist.”Chris Austria, adult piano student

“Angie is has a graceful way of simultaneously meeting the students needs, teaching the building blocks of music and allowing students to pursue their dreams. The students always leave the lessons with big smiles on their faces.”Anna Orias, Director of Musically Minded Studio

“[Angie,] Your talent truly made a wonderful impression. Thank you also for your great communication, follow-up, and being able to accommodate what we wanted.”Sherri Hopeman