Tahnia Sandra Kay Lund

Piano, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Tahnia Sandra Kay Lund

SAA Member


Temecula, CA
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Tahnia Sandra Kay Lund

Traditional and Suzuki Piano Instruction
English Handbells Children’s Choir

Miss Lund received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music at Chapman University and her Master of Arts Degree (all but thesis) in Piano Pedagogy and Musicology at CSU San Jose. As an adult, her piano instructors have included Dr. Norman Thompson & Dr. Matthews at Chapman University, Dr. Georgia Nicklett (Suzuki Specialist, instructor and performing artist from Fresno State University, a student of technique specialist, Abby Whiteside), Laurell Huber (piano and organ), Aiko Onishi (professor and performing artist at CSU San Jose, a student of Tobias Matthay and Edwin Fischer) and Fernando Valenti (harpsichordist/ performing artist, student of Jose Iturbi and Ralph Kirkpatrick, teacher of Igor Kipnes). Her studies have given her a thorough understanding of the proper technical approach to the piano to allow for a beautiful tone without stress to the body.

An active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California for over 35 years, she is currently President of the Temecula Valley Branch. She has been an Evaluator for the MTAC Certificate of Merit Program, in which her students are very active. Miss Lund is also a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the Music Teachers’ National Association, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, the Temecula Valley Music Teachers’ Association, the Steinway Society of Riverside County and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Her students receive honors and high evaluation scores in the many events held by these organizations, as well as in the Southern California Jr. Bach Festival.

While she works with all ages and levels, Miss Lund has had extensive experience with young students, starting with the Yamaha Music Program. Later, she turned her focus to the Talent Education Method of teaching piano (started by Dr. Shin-ichi Suzuki), attending Teachers’ Institutes held by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. During these instutues she studied with Haruko Kataoka, Doris Koppelman, Mrs. Joichi and Constance Starr, all graduates of the Japan Talent Education Institute.

Miss Lund also has an extensive background in voice, specializing in Children’s choirs, and in the art of ringing English Handbells. Her advanced choir, the Millbrook Chimes, was active for over 15 years, touring the Western United States several times. She has been Festival Chairperson for Area XII of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers twice and subsequently served as Chairperson of Area XII. She is certified as a workshop clinician and as a “massed” choir director. Miss Lund has served extensively in these capacities for the AGEHR and for schools, churches and church-related organizations (such as San Anselmo Theological Seminary and Mount Herman).