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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.


 

Andy Fleser

Andy Fleser

Manager

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

Sue Freeman Dopp

Phone (cell): 612-600-3807

35 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’s. She feels her experience in the piano business has been a tremendous education, and it has also allowed her to be of service and advocacy to 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 -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 Co-President of the MMTA Foundation. She also serves on the Board of the Chopin Society of Minnesota. She is an active member of Mpls Music Teachers Forum, Thursday Musical, St. Paul Piano Teachers Association, and Schubert Club.

There is nothing that gives Sue more satisfaction than matching the right piano with the right client!


 

Michael Winkler

Michael Winkler

Phone (direct): 763-398-5051
Phone: (cell) 612-523-0798

A native of Wisconsin, Michael was born into a family of both musicians and educators. Although he is a trumpet player by trade, Michael has always had a love for the piano and studied the instrument for over 10 years. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College and his Masters of Music in performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a performer, Michael has received various awards and accolades including first place finishes at the National Trumpet Competition. He has also performed with ensembles such as the Boulder Symphony, Denver Brass, Boulder Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony where he performed with Lyle Lovett at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Michael has worked closely with many pianists over his varied career in performance, academic, and studio settings. He feels these experiences allow him a deep understanding of the unique qualities found in each instrument. Michael looks forward to the opportunity to guide you and your family to the right piano to suit your needs.


 

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