Music, Photography and Art. Aleutian Life Inspired.
We learn the basics of music through music theory, improvisation, repertoire and composition . Each student is an individual; it’s important to make every effort to work with different learning styles.
We encourage classical repertoire in addition to jazz, pop, contemporary Christian, and any genres of music written and expressed by our students.
Because live music is precious and rare here, our Autumn, Winter and Spring recitals are events anticipated for by students and community alike. Its not unusual to see us celebrating a theme and decorating our stage in epic style.
Lynda Lybeck-Robinson is an accomplished teacher, pianist, composer, singer, songwriter, and arranger. Lynda majored in music and earned her Bachelor of Arts at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, with an emphasis on classical piano performance and composition. She has performed and toured internationally, as a singer/songwriter as well as classical performer iincluding concerts in Turkey, Norway, Japan, and France.
Lynda is an alum of the International performing group Up With People (1981-82, Cast B) where, as a member of the orchestra as well as singing and dancing, she traveled with her cast throughout the southern and eastern United States, and internationally to Columbia and Peru. Their cast joined 4 others in entertaining millions around the world at the 1982 televised Super Bowl halftime show in Pontiac, Michigan.
In 1996, to take a break from her touring schedule, Lynda arrived in Unalaska, Alaska for a 10 week contract performing at the Grand Aleutian Hotel. Within days, she was teaching island students piano lessons in their homes and ended up staying in the community for two years. During that period, Lynda started the island's first professional piano studio, supported by the City of Unalaska and the PCR administration who provided a piano and small storage room for teaching. Lynda returned to Unalaska in 2002 as a guest concert artist. It was at this concert that she met Unalaska local Dennis Robinson. Four months later, they were married, and she returned permanently to the Aleutians, where her new Aleutian island life began. She joined MTNA (Music Teacher's National Association) and resumed her island piano teaching, some years teaching as many as 40 students at a time, more than 10% of the island youth population. In 2009, the community center was remodeled, and included a large music room for the growing piano studio which also included a grand piano donated by the Robinsons. In 2012, Lynda was published for the first time by Hal Leonard Corporation. Her piece, Williwaw, was selected by the National Federation of Music Clubs for the featured 2014--16 catalogue. She now has several books and over 50 original piano solos and arrangements published by Hal Leonard Corporation, the world's leading publisher of sheet music and music-educational books
Lynda continues to teach piano in Unalaska while composing with and for her students.
Full time piano students pay the same amount every month, regardless of how many lessons are received in the month. On average, a full time student will receive 30 lessons in a 9 month period. (September-May)
LESSONS ARE BOOKED AT THE MOST CONVENIENT TIME FOR EVERYONE. LIFE HAPPENS AND LESSONS MAY BE RESCHEDULED WITH NO TUITION PENALTY . UNLIKE THE FULL TIME STUDENT CONTRACT, YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO AN ENTIRE SEMESTER OR SCHOOL CALENDAR YEAR
VENMO, PAYPAL, CREDIT CARDS , CHECKS and CASH .
BUSY PROFESSIONAL? WANT TO CHECK IN WHEN YOUR SCHEDULE ALLOWS? PIANO BUNDLES GIVE THE FLEXIBILITY OF SCHEULING YOUR LESSON WHEN IT FITS YOUR NEEDS.
WANTING STRUCTURE AND WEEKLY ACCOUNTABILITY? SCHEDULE YOUR LESSON FOR THE SAME TIME EACH WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS IN A ROW. AFTER THE 4TH LESSON, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANOTHER BUNDLE, WE’RE READY TO CONTINUE WITH ANOTHER
PIANO OR 88 KEY KEYBOARD
TABLET OR IPAD if studying online
TEXTBOOKS- WE CAN DISCUSS WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE OR WHAT YOU NEED
Time to Practice
IN THE DEBUT OF HER FIRST PIECE PUBLISHED BY HAL LEONARD CORPORATION, IN NEW YORK CITY 2012. Selected by the National Federation of Music Clubs for their 2014-16 catalogue for music festivals and competitions
VIDEO CREDIT CHERYL GREEN
HL Writes:”Alaska's resident composer Lynda Lybeck-Robinson vivdly portrays dramatic and impressive scenes of Alaska life in these eight intermediate level piano solos. Perfect for a big recital splash, the variety of styles and pianistic challenges deliver a bonus by sounding much more difficult than they are to play. Great motivation for developing pianists! Pieces include: Aurora Borealis • Gold Miner's Lullaby • Hungry Sea • Iditarod • Raven Play • Russian Holiday • Summer Bay Love • Williwaw (NFMC 2014-2016 Festival Bulletin selection).”
HL writes” Nine original piano solos by Lybeck-Robinson in early intermediate to intermediate level arrangements, perfect for recitals or other practice and performance. Songs: Celestial Procession • Hope Springs • Little Fisher • Phoenix Victorious • Sakura Dreams • Sea Dancer • An Unexpected Yearning • Wings on Wind • Wonderment.“
8 holiday favorites arranged by Lynda Lybeck-Robinson for early intermediate-level students, including: Believe • Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) • Feliz Navidad • A Holly Jolly Christmas • I Wonder As I Wander • The Little Drummer Boy • Mary, Did You Know? • Sleigh Ride.
HL writes: “In the Bering Sea's Aleutian Islands, “williwaw” describes the funnels of spray that whip upward from the whitecaps in a sudden violent wind. Alaskan composer Lynda Lybeck-Robinson captures this energy in a perfectly choreographed sound picture for piano. “
Selected by the National Federation of Music Clubs NFMC 2014-16 Festival Bulletin
HL wrItes: “Nine piano solos with optional teacher duets by Lynda Lybeck-Robinson are presented in this Composer Showcase series volume. Includes: Cabin Dance • Cool, Shade! • Feels like Spring • Gold Creek • Little Bear Tango • Loon Song • Moongaze • Whispering Woods • The Wishing Trees.”
HL writes: “The creative mind of Alaska composer Lynda Lybeck-Robinson takes students on a truly awesome adventure full of imagination, intrigue and mystery! Each of the eight stunning compositions for late-elementary level students features a unique musical adventure. Titles include: Awesomeness • Combat in Space • Dream Flyer • Eye of Horus • Hooligans • League of Champions • Pet Dragon • Surfin' Attitude.“