Tahnia Sandra Kay Lund

Piano Instruction

English Handbells          Children's Choir


Miss Lund received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musicology, voice and Piano at Chapman University in Orange, CA in 1974.  She then completed all coursework study for her Master of Arts Degree in Piano Pedagogy (specialty in piano technique) and Musicology (specialty in Beethoven studies) at California State University at San Jose from 1985 to 1989.  As an adult, her college/university and private piano instructors have included: Dr. Norman Thompson & Dr. Matthews at Chapman University, Orange, CA; Dr. Georgia Nickett, Music Professor at CSU Fresno and student of Master Teacher, Author and Technique Specialist, Abby Whiteside; Laurell Huber, piano & organ, Professor at Fresno City College and Fresno Pacific University; Professor Aiko Onishi, concert pianist and Master Teacher at CSU San Jose, a student of Master Teachers and concert pianists Tobias Matthay & Edwin Fischer; and Fernando Valenti, harpsichordist/recording artist, teacher of Igor Kipnis.

The Rosetree Piano Studio was instituted in 1974 in Clovis, California, later moving to Fresno and then to Murrieta CA in 2001.  Miss Lund teaches beginning through advanced students who range in age from three to seniors, using both traditional methods and the Suzuki Piano Method.  She first began working with young children when she trained in and taught the Yamaha Music Program.  In 1975 she turned her focus to the Talent Education Method of teaching piano introduced by Dr. Shin-ichi Suzuki, studying first with Dr. Nicklett, who was trained at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.  She then attended eight Teachers' Training Institutes held by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  During these Institutes she studied with Mrs. Haruko Kataoka, Master Teacher from the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, Mrs Doris Doppelman, Mrs. Joichi and Constance Starr, all graduates of the same organization. 

An active member of the Music Teachers' Association of California for over thirty-five years, she held many offices on the Fresno Branch Board of Directors, and is currently President of the Temecula Valley Branch.  She has been an Evaluator for the MTAC Certificate of Merit Program, MTAC Fresno Branch's Piano Celebration, the Escondido Solo Evaluations and other events.

Miss Lund is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California, Temecula Valley Branch, the Music Teachers' National Association, the California Association of Profession Music Teachers, the Temecula Valley Music Teachers' Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the National Guild of Piano Teachers and the Steinway Society of Riverside, CA.

She has an extensive background in the voice, both choral and as a soloist.   Starting in high school, she organized and directed children's choirs in Riverside, CA, then in the public schools and several churches in the Fresno/Clovis, CA area.

While working towards he BA at Chapman College, she began ringing English Handbells and, upon moving to Fresno, joined the choirs at Wesley Methodist Church there.  In 1976 she organized the Handbell program at Millbrook Presbyterian Church in Fresno.  Her advanced choir, the Millbrook Chimes, was active for over fifteen years, and toured the Western United States (California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii).  Miss Lund became Festival Chairperson for Area XII of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) in 1978, subsequently chairing Festivals in Southern California, San Jose and two in Hawaii.  In the following years she was Chairperson for Area XII of the AGEHR and was certified by that organization as a workshop clinician and as a massed choir director, subsequently directing and teaching workshops throughout the United States.