Dr Reid Smith Piano Studios
Educating the next generation of Van Cliburn winners

Our Students in Action!!!

Our 2016 Halloween Recitals!!

2016 Halloween A


Clara Wrolstad won a gold medal in the age 9 and under category of the Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition. Clara performed in Seattle in October and also received the Audience Favorite award.
Clara Wrolstad

Emma Taggart
won first prize in the pre-teen division of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair.
Click to watch: Emma's Winning Performance

Our performers at the Spring 2015 Wildwood Artists Series concert.
Wildwood Concert

Emma Taggart
as first prize winner of the 2nd Maria Herrero International Piano Competition in Granada Spain.
Emma and Reid

7 year old Jacob Taggart won first prize in the pre-teen divison at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
Click to watch: Jacob's Winning Performance
Jacob Taggart

Our Students with Juilliard Piano Professor Oxana Yablonskaya
Oxana Yablonskaya

Hall of Fame

Theory Awards:
MusicAce consists of 48 levels of Note Reading, Ear Training and Theory. 7 of our current students have completed all 48 sections:
Jonathan Baldwin, Ajay Manicka, Strom Norcross, Aria Norcross, Claire Roettger, Timmy Rosno, and Emma Taggart.

Once all 48 levels of MusicAce have been completed, students move on to the Alfred Theory software which consists of an addional 75 lessons!! Timmy Rosno and Ajay Manicka have, in addition to all 48 levels of MusicAce, completed all 75 lessons of Alfred Theory. They are now official members of the Knights of Theory!  Bravo Timmy and Ajay!!!!

Performances of Note:
4 of our students - Darien Hull, Emma Taggart, Jacob Taggart, and Clara Wrolstad - performend as part of the Twin Cities 2016 Polish Festival. Emma and Jacob also performed in 2017.

Jacob and Emma Taggart performed as part of the 2015 summer concert series at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. They additionally have performed recitals in Minnesota including Park Rapids and Fergus Falls, and in Arizona.

Emma Taggart attended the 2016 Oberlin Music Festival. In 2015 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the 3 week Jacobs School of Music Summer Piano Festival at Indiana University.



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