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Ursula Cauffiel Newman is a well-recognized name in the world of piano. As a Performance Major at Mary Manse College and studying extensively with Dr. Robert Pace at Teachers College of Columbia University she has made her mark in the world of teaching.

Teaching professionally all of her life, she was voted teacher of the year by Kimble Pianos International. Early in her career she founded the Ursula Cauffiel School of Music in Toledo, Ohio. The school employed over 30 teachers and instructed over 500 students per week. It ran for 20 years until she sold it to move to Arizona. Ursula owned and operated several mall kiosks to build enthusiasm for piano lessons, by selling sheet music and other items. In addition to teaching, Ursula has performed at concerts, including the all Chopin Concert at the Ohio Theatre. She produced, directed and created a "Piano Monster Concert with over 1,001 Keys", involving 30 pianos simultaneously played by students and staff. Fundraising for lymphoma, she created the national "PracticeAthon for Lymphoma Campaign", where students would raise money for the minutes they practiced. She also designed and created a piano course for Kinder Keyboard Piano Classes aimed at young children five and under. She is a member of the National Music Teachers Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, and has demonstrated and interacted at the World Pedagogy Conference, California State Music Teachers Association and the Francis Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Conference. Chosen out of hundreds of teachers nationwide, Ursula was asked to teach piano for Yamaha Corporation on Crystal Cruises International. Recently, she has launched the website: www.ursulaspianostudio.com, where piano students and professionals can network and collaborate ideas about piano.

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Northeast Scottsdale
110th St. and Shea
(602) 793-7459