Toy Piano

“He performs music from his very heart, demanding your attention as he takes you on a journey of the soul.” Dr. Svetlana Arakelova.

My Teaching Philosophy

Talent and "perfect" playing only get the musician so far. Without heart and intentional expression of emotion, music falls flat. To engage the audience and oneself, heart must be integrated into the music. Either love of music or love of what is shared through music. I don't believe in teaching music, but teaching how to speak an unspoken language.

That is why the expression through music, is the primary focus of my teaching. To play not only well, but true to the individual. When a musician expresses from the heart, they earn the stage. The heart longs to share itself and music has been my outlet. By studying with me it can be yours too. To share unabashedly, safely, deeply. That, is why I teach.

Biography

Native Tucson artist, Brandon Mejia works to provide and create a new pedagogical approach to teaching the piano that involves the root of any performance to stem from not only the personal experience of the performer, but include the experience and past of the active listener.

Brandon Mejia has a Bachelors of Music in piano performance from the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. While attending he worked closely with Dr. Lisa Zdechlik, D.M.A, the Professor of Pedagogy and Group Piano at the University of Arizona. Under her instruction, Brandon assisted in teaching to understand, analyze and critique the current pedagogical approaches used in the Class Piano courses at the Fred Fox to develop his own pedagogical method.

Having lost key family members at a young age, Brandon Mejia has taken profoundly to the mantra, ‘Music expresses that which cannot be said.’ Having incorporated his loss and freedom of expression in music Brandon received awards from state and local competitions in Arizona.

"Free and expressive playing!" Brice Kimball

"A natural teacher, effortlessly transitioning concepts to practice," Dr. Lisa Zdechlik

"Expressive with a maturity that can only come from experience,” TMTA juror.

“When I close my eyes I can get lost in the musicality I believe I am listening to a professional adult.” Arizona State Competition juror.

"His playing controlled my very breadth, each phrase and shape drawing me further in," Kathryn O'Sullivan

Musical Reportoire

Baroque

J.S. Bach Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge_d minor

J.S. Bach Partita No.2 in c minor: Sinfonia, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande

Classical

Haydn Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.8 in c minor, Op.13 "Pathetique"

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op.90

Romantic

Rachmaninoff Preludes: Op.3: No.2 in C-Sharp minor, Op.23: No.5 in G minor,  Op.23: No.10 in G-Flat Major, Op.32: No.10 in b minor,  Op.32: No.11 in B Major

Chopin: Nocturnes in C-Sharp minor, Op. Posth., Deux Nocturnes Op.48 - N.1 in c minor, Waltz, Op.64, No.2 in C-Sharp minor.

Debussy Preludes: Bruyeres, La Cathedrale Engloutie

Enrique Granados: Escanas Romanticas , Danza Espanolas Op.37: No.5 in E minor "Andaluza"

Joaquin Turina: Suite Pittoresque: Sevilla

Concerto

Camille Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor, Op.22

Resume/CV

Class Piano Assistant Instructor: January 2020-May 2021

I create instructional videos and teach live at the Fred Fox School of Music on solo repertoire, introductions to new scales, improvisation workshops, harmonization techniques, sight-reading tests as well as compose the materials to be used for the harmonization and sight-reading examples.

Private Piano Instructor: Spring 2020-Present

I teach online and in person piano lessons focusing anthologies by Alfred's, Bastian, Faber, etc. My teaching includes music history, theory, repertoire. Students range from beginners of all levels and ages from as young as 5 to matured adult.

UA MTNA Collegiate Chapter - President: August 2021-May 2022

I served as the Co-President of the UArizona's Collegiate MNTA chapter were we would put on programs and sponsor events to expand pedagogical teachings as well as promote new teachers the opportunity to practice their own methods on young pianists, varying from beginner to young intermediate.

Sample Performances

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Thank you for stopping by this page! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  The below videos are of myself performing with composer and pianist Russell Ronnebaum.

Danny Elfman Suite, arr. by Russell Ronnebaum
Performed by Russell Ronnebaum and Meily Mendez

"Serpent's Kiss" from Garden of Eden Suite by William Bolcom
Performed by Russell Ronnebaum and Meily Mendez

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Lynn Moser is a nationally certified piano teacher through the Music Teachers National Association and has 30 years of experience teaching all ages. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona, where he received the Presser Foundation Award for outstanding achievement as a music major.

In the summer of 2003, Lynn served on the faculty of the International Chamber Seminar near Innsbruck, Austria.  He served as the touring accompanist for the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus for four years, performing with that group in China, Japan, Russia, the Ukraine, and Estonia.  He has played the organ in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and was the accompanist for the Tucson Symphony Chorus for six seasons.

Lynn has been the organist/pianist at Trinity Presbyterian Church for twenty-nine years and is the founding director of Trinity’s handbell choir.  He taught private piano lessons at the Casas Adobes Baptist Church School of Fine Arts for fifteen years before starting his own studio in 2002.

In addition, Lynn has served on the board of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association as chairman of the group’s annual state conventions in 2001 and 2002.  He has also served on the board of the Tucson Music Teachers Association and has been selected as an adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the Arizona Study Program evaluations, and the Arizona State Music Teachers Association Honors Recital auditions.  In addition, he has been Dean of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Lynn is a native Tucsonan who lives near the University of Arizona with his wife Kathy and their two dogs, Leo and Tappy.

Lynn's objectives as a teacher are to:

  • Guide students in discovering the joy of expressing themselves through music
  • Educate students to read, interpret and appreciate music in a variety of styles
  • Encourage and challenge students to develop their skills to the fullest while appreciating their own rate of progress and that of others
  • Nurture students as they realize that the fun of learning is the accomplishment of goals that are reached after dedicated study and practice
  • Help students appreciate that music and musical talents are awesome gifts of a loving God and therefore should be devoted to God’s honor and glory

 

Lynn has students participating in the Arizona Study Program and the TMTA Piano Ensemble. He teaches lessons at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd. (at Fourth Avenue) in the Moser Music Studio on a Kawai baby grand piano.  Recitals generally take place in Trinity’s sanctuary on a 7-foot Yamaha grand piano.

 

 

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