American pianist Amy Frenzel started playing piano at the age of 15. Despite starting at a traditionally late age, her passion for the instrument and its repertoire developed quickly, and she was accepted to the Piano Performance program at Stephen F. Austin State University just three years later. At SFA, she studied performance with Dr. Andrew Parr, collaboration with Dr. Ronald Petti and pedagogy with Dr. Mario Ajero. She received the Keyboard Recitalist of the Year award for both her Junior and Senior degree recitals, in addition to graduating with academic honors. From there, she was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Arkansas, where she completed her Master’s degree and Artist Diploma with Professor Jura Margulis. During her time there, she was two-time Honors Recital winner and began to specialize, pedagogically, in the development of virtuoso technique from its basic principles. She finalized her studies with a year of intensive post-graduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK with Professor Frank Wibaut.
As a teacher, Amy believes in building a strong technical and theoretical foundation, with a strong emphasis on sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, and repertoire according to the student’s taste. She has been teaching students of all ages and abilities for the past 13 years, and is passionate about helping her students achieve their musical goals, no matter how big or small.