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The Happy Piano was founded by sisters, Liesel and Jennifer Bognar. Having been raised in a military family, Liesel and Jennifer have moved over 20 times throughout the United States. This constant relocating made it difficult to establish lasting connections with friends and home roots, but the sisters say music was always there.
Throughout their elementary, middle school, and high school years, Liesel and Jennifer honed their musical talents in the drum set, bass guitar, guitar, piano, and their main forte, vocal performance. In their later high school and college years, they trained under Juanita Van Der Walt, a highly acclaimed opera songstress from South Africa. Under Mrs. Van der Walt’s apprenticeship, Liesel and Jenni learned how to master many key vocal techniques and approaches. During this time, they learned to teach students and see just how wonderful it was to share music with others.
It was then that Liesel and Jenni discovered their love and passion for teaching, and The Happy Piano was started. Having a younger sister with Down syndrome, Liesel and Jenni saw a real lack of teachers who were willing to service students with special needs. They saw just how much their younger sister loved learning music, and that she was actually quite good at it! However, despite their younger sister’s longing to learn, it was extremely difficult to find a teacher who would commit to her. As a result, Liesel and Jenni were inspired to offer lessons to anyone who wanted to learn regardless of age or intellect.
The Happy Piano is so proud to offer lessons to individuals with Down syndrome, autism, Asperger syndrome, and other forms of special needs. The Happy Piano holds this as their highest and most esteemed privilege.
Inquire About Our Full-Service Music Studio
If you’re looking for a trusted music studio, come to The Happy Piano. Enroll your child or a loved one in our exceptional music education services. We offer a range of lessons and we focus on individuals with special needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more details or questions about our lessons and class schedules.