Farfalla Music Studio offers piano lessons, voice lessons and early childhood music classes serving the metro Des Moines area including West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee and Ankeny.
Farfalla Music Studio was founded by soprano Mariana Pino after living and teaching in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area for eleven years and moving to Des Moines in the fall of 2013.
The studio's goal is to offer in-home piano and voice lessons to students of all ages and abilities in a fun environment to promote excitement for learning music. Proper technique and healthy habits are the instructor's priority, with the understanding that students have different learning styles, interests and expectations.
Farfalla Music Studio also offers Spanish lessons and tutoring taught by a native Spanish speaker with ten years of experience. The instructor will tailor the lessons to fit the students' needs, abilities and goals. We will work with the students' current textbooks and assist them in strengthening their vocabulary and understanding of the language's grammar, regional terms and cultural differences.
Mariana Pino holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with an Opera Emphasis from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University where she graduated Cum Laude. She also received a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from The Catholic University of America in 2009. As a soprano Miss Pino has performed on the stages of Italy with the Operafestival di Roma, Barcelona with the Barcelona Festival of Song, Washington D.C. with the Washington Chorus, City Choir of Washington, In Series, Zarzuela DiSi and in her native Panama City, Panama.
Miss Pino has been teaching piano lessons and voice lessons since 2006 and enjoys teaching all genres of music to students of all ages. She has been preparing students for auditions, competitions and performances in the Des Moines area with much success and is looking forward to another exciting year of lessons.