Audrey Horowitz (née Kaltenbach) is a pianist, teacher, and collaborative artist residing in McMinnville, Oregon. She has been teaching piano since 2013 and runs a piano studio in her home for students from young beginners to senior citizens. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, Oregon Music Teachers Association, and the Tualatin Valley district. 

Her piano journey began at age of 7 in the studio of Cindy Peterson-Peart of Beaverton, Oregon. Audrey received her Bachelor of Music with honors in Piano Performance from Willamette University in 2015 under Dr. Anita King. Post graduation, Audrey moved to Colorado where she spent 7 years teaching piano, accompanying, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. In 2022 she moved back to Oregon and established her own piano studio in her new home in McMinnville. She enjoys collaborating with other musicians and accompanying for the First Presbyterian Church of McMinnville and the McMinnville Messiah Choir. When not teaching, Audrey enjoys sewing, playing pickleball, and spending time with her family and dog.

Teaching Philosophy

Audrey knows firsthand how transformative learning a musical instrument can be and strives to impact a positive experience to those wishing to learn. She is passionately committed to meeting each student's unique needs. She has several years experience working in special education at a Montessori school and is skilled supporting all kinds of learners.

Audrey believes the most important part of lessons is the relationship built between her and her students. Getting to know the student's musical goals, interests, and learning style is the foundation of this relationship. The curriculum chosen develops staff reading, rhythm reading, music theory, history, and music appreciation and is supplemented with music selected by the student's interests. The studio offers 1-2 recitals a year for the community and noncompetitive performance opportunities hosted by Oregon Music Teachers Association. Her favorite part of lessons is fostering creativity with students and eliciting musicianship through imagery and storytelling.

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