Piano Specialists | Bloomington
Schmitt Music Bloomington is the exclusive home of Steinway & Sons pianos, Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos, Kawai, and Paul A. Schmitt acoustic pianos, QRS player piano technology systems, and digital and digital hybrid pianos from Casio, Kawai, and Roland. Visit Schmitt Music’s piano store in Bloomington, Minnesota or contact a Piano Specialist to schedule your piano showing today.
Phone (direct): 763-398-5053
Phone (cell): 763-226-5326
Andy has performed as a soloist and accompanist throughout the United States and Europe. He’s an avid teacher, vocal coach, and theatrical music director, and has worked with many theaters and organizations in the Twin Cities, including Minnesota Orchestra, Children’s Theatre Company, and History Theatre. His performances can be heard on Minnesota Public Radio, A Prairie Home Companion, and Cantus’ albums A Harvest Home and Manifesto.
Andy has a doctorate degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Minnesota; he’s also served on its faculty, as well as at institutions including Hamline University and McNally Smith College of Music, and he has given master classes at colleges and universities across the country to a variety of skill levels. This translates to extensive experience with a wide variety of pianos, and a deep interest in finding the right piano for you.
Sue Freeman Dopp
Phone (cell): 612-600-3807
24 years ago, Sue joined the piano sales staff at Schmitt Music, and then went on to hold several different management positions in the Keyboard Division of Schmitt Music. She feels her experience in the piano business has provided her with a tremendous education while allowing her to be of service to and advocate for teachers and their students.
Sue has a bachelor’s degree in piano from the University of Minnesota, where she also completed several years of graduate work in Medieval and Renaissance music. Sue began teaching piano in 1970. She has served in many different capacities in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA)-among them Honors Concert Chair, Vice-President for Contest, Contest Judge Coordinator, and for many years as an MMTA Foundation Board Trustee. She served as president of MMTA in 2003-2005.
She presently serves as Minnesota’s State Certification Chair, and President of the MMTA Foundation Board. She is also an active member of Mpls Music Teachers Forum, Thursday Musical, St. Paul Piano Teachers Association, the Schubert Club, and the Frederic Chopin Society of MN.
There is nothing that gives Sue more satisfaction than matching the right piano with the right client!
Phone (direct): 763-398-5039
A native of Lake Elmo, MN, Brent has a background primarily in choral music, but he has also played the piano for over 30 years. As a conductor he has received various accolades, including perfect scores at the NAU Jazz/Madrigal festival, prestigious scholarships, and multiple invitations to perform and conduct at Carnegie Hall. He has sung with such prominent ensembles as the Brigham Young University Singers and the Tucson Chamber Artists, and will join The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists for their 20th anniversary season in the fall of 2023. He has also sung as a soloist both academically and professionally.
Brent has served as a collaborative pianist since the age of 12, and has accompanied many singers, instrumentalists, and choirs over the years, including multiple award-winning performances by his wife, soprano Kelsey K. Rogers. As a collaborative pianist, Brent has had the opportunity to perform on a wide variety of pianos. He therefore has extensive experience with the pros and cons of various brands and types, and can help guide you to the instrument that will best suit your needs and the needs of your family.