Olivia Young, a native of Taylors Falls, Minnesota, is our principal piano instructor. She recently graduated from the National University of Ireland with a Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance and Musicology.
While her degree is in Piano Performance, her dissertation compared three major piano pedagogues in North America: Dr. Paul Wirth of Minnesota, Dr. Alan Fraser of Canada, and Barbara Lister-Sink of North Carolina. As an instructor, Olivia works with the strongest elements of teaching from the leaders in this field to bring the best instruction available to our students at North Hill Music. Olivia’s greatest joy as an teacher is leading students on their journey to become not only proficient artists, but well-organized and problem-solving individuals. She is a member of several music teacher associations include Music Teachers National Association, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association.
Olivia started playing the piano at the age of 13 and continues to develop her artistry through numerous performances around the area. She is always seeking new opportunities to perform for her or her students, which includes hospitals, nursing homes, and private gatherings.
What are our students saying about Olivia? Check out some testimonials below.