Michelle Jensen is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. She is a current member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA / IMTA), the Women’s Music Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, Certified Teacher in Private and Group Piano, and Certified Piano Consultant with West Music Piano Gallery in Des Moines, IA.
Michelle was always inspired by the sound of music, especially when listening to her grandmother play the beautiful melodies of old folk tunes and classical arrangements. Michelle began playing piano at the age of 7 and studied under her grandmother Evelyn Jensen for 3 years. At the age of 10 she began her studies with Arlyce Schroeder of Denver, IA. She continued her music education throughout high school and college. Along with piano she also plays flute and organ. She has competed in numerous competitions and held several solo recitals in Cedar Falls, Des Moines, and Iowa City.
At the University of Northern Iowa, Michelle was under the tutelage of Dr. Howard Aibel and Dr. Genadi Zagor. She had studies in Piano Methodology, Piano Pedagogy, and Piano Literature. Throughout her time at the University of Northern Iowa Michelle accompanied a variety of students for recitals, lessons, competitions, and various performances. She plays in worship bands, judges for local piano contests, and plays professionally for many social gatherings and business events. She is accomplished on both acoustic and digital pianos. She values hard work and dedication, but most of all the enjoyment of music and helping others realize their own unique ability and individuality!
Michelle’s hobbies are reading, painting, photography, crafts, gardening, cooking, traveling, health & fitness, mountain biking, fishing, and of course playing the piano!
Michelle has a bulldog named Pike and two cats, Cierra and Tilly.
Phone: 515.278.6102 (Direct) – 800.407.4266 (Toll-free)