INNOVATIVE, INSPIRING, AND CUSTOMIZED WAY TO EXCEL IN PIANO EDUCATION

The Chopin Piano Arts academy in Scottsdale specializes in quality classical piano lessons. The pianists and piano instructors believe that every piano student, regardless of their goals, will maximize their enjoyment of the classics and piano music in general if they are exposed to solid technical training in combination with broad knowledge about the styles and eras that make up classical music. Whether you are interested in piano lessons for beginners, or you are a transfer piano student aspiring to succeed in high-level piano competitions, you will receive highly professional piano instruction from our distinguished artist-teachers right here in Scottsdale.

Combining the best of Eastern European traditions with modern-day American teaching research, these artist-teachers provide premier quality piano lessons for enthusiastic aspiring students. The pianists and piano instructors at Chopin Piano Arts have over 25 years of experience, and their piano students have won over 1,000 top prizes over the last two decades. We specialize in both traditional piano lessons, as well as hybrid, and purely online teaching. Regardless of the format, students of this piano studio in Scottsdale are awarded top prizes and perform frequently on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center, and other prestigious concert halls around the world. Visit our bio pages to read more about our international credentials and student accomplishments.

Meet Your Instructors

We Stand For Music Excellence

Chopin Piano Arts founding members, pianists Dr. Ivona Kaminska and Dr. Christopher Bowlby have established themselves in the Pacific Northwest and internationally as a sought-after piano duo team, as soloists, instructors of gifted students, and as clinicians and lecturers at prestigious festivals.

As Co-founders of the Seattle International Piano Festival (“SIPF”), they have changed the musical landscape in the Northwest, bringing international artists and talent of all ages from abroad to the audiences of Seattle. Together, they also created the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah in 2005, which today is a renowned institution for those seeking great education and performing opportunities.

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Having taught extensively throughout the world, Dr. Ivona and Dr. Chris specialize in raising talented young pianists to the level of successful performers and competitors on the national and international level. They are strong believers in their credo, “When there is talent, there is no time to waste”, and focus on building impeccable, flowing, and healthy technique and consummate artistry, even at the beginner level. They are loved and cherished by their students for also being extremely devoted, caring, and fun.

Throughout the 20 years of teaching careers, this couple has studied, taught and performed in Europe, Canada, and the United States, with generations of students already living their own lives as professional musicians. Currently, the Kaminska-Bowlby teaching team direct their own academy where their students garner over 150 top prizes each year. Their students have frequent unique opportunities to play for such renown visiting international artists and are regularly invited to perform in the world’s most renowned concert halls, including the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, among others.

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