Please join us for an EXPO performance with Jennifer Eklund, Piano Pronto creator and composer, on Sunday, August 12 from 3pm to 5pm at Schmitt Music Edina.
Journey with Jen through her musical life with original piano compositions, classical and popular music. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear Jennifer at the piano and to meet her after her performance!
Please join us for EXPO 2018 new music sessions on Monday, August 13 through Wednesday, August 15 at Schmitt Music Edina. Monday is PIANO PRONTO DAY at EXPO! CLICK HERE to learn more and RSVP to EXPO sessions today!
Jennifer Eklund began studying the piano at the age of six and was fortunate to develop her talents with many different teachers throughout the years. The instructors that managed to hold her interest were the ones who offered her a wide variety of music to explore. Jennifer has modeled her own teaching philosophy around the idea that the implementation of exciting repertoire makes practice less of a chore and leads to faster progression.
Jennifer’s primary teacher encouraged her to start teaching beginning level students at the age of fourteen. She was a bit skeptical because of her age but decided to take the plunge. Jennifer’s business started small and has continued to grow throughout the years along with her experience and understanding of a positive and effective teaching approach. During her college years Jennifer continued teaching as well as performing. After receiving her Associates Degree in Music from Orange Coast College Jennifer continued her education at California State University Long Beach where she achieved her Bachelors Degree in 2002.
After graduation Jennifer continued teaching privately and spent many years developing and testing the Piano Pronto piano lesson books on students of all ages and levels. Her experience as a teacher played an integral role in the selection of material for the books as has many of the pieces have been requested by her students. Arranging music has become a real passion of Jennifer’s as she finds it extremely rewarding to write music that is both educational and enjoyable to play. In the fall of 2008 she returned to Cal State Long Beach and completed her Masters Degree in Musicology. This new pursuit combined Jennifer’s love for music history, research, and writing.
In 2014 Jennifer retired from teaching in order to run Piano Pronto Publishing on a full-time basis. While it was a difficult decision, she is truly living her dream now with 110% of her focus on creating new products to benefit students all over the world. When she’s not packing orders, or networking with customers at workshops or online Jennifer spends her time writing and arranging new music. Learn more at pianopronto.com.